An enthusiastic welcome was given to evangelist Franklin Graham by Ghana President John Evans Atta Mills on the first night of a two-night Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event held at a stadium in Accra.
Mills, along with Ghana's First Lady, made an appearance at the "Ghana Jesus Festival" last Saturday night, BGEA and the country's news services reported.
"We need the Word of God," said Mills, an outspoken Christian, who recently declared a nationwide week of thanksgiving and fasting. "It is my hope and prayer that the message [Franklin Graham] gives us will fall on fertile soil." more >>
While many come to Washington, D.C., to protest or lobby, one group of people will take part in a marathon reading of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in the 23rd Annual Bible U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, which begins Friday evening and concludes May 1, ahead of the National Day of Prayer.
Terry Shaffer Hall, one of the directors for the DC Marathon, told The Christian Post that the purpose of the marathon was to promote biblical literacy and understanding. more >>
Christian leaders with a heart for church planting are being encouraged at the Exponential conference to move past the difficulties they will encounter when they start their houses of worship.
Church planting is not for the faint of heart, say organizers of the three-day conference, which began Tuesday at First Baptist Church Orlando. More than 4,000 new churches start each year, which means upwards of 20,000 planters are "in the trenches in years 1-5, many of whom are discouraged and have considered quitting," according to information on the conference website.
The conference theme is "Sifted," emphasizing the church planter's spiritual, physical, and emotional health as the "very foundation for reproducing." more >>
A multimillion dollar ministry in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is getting closer to a schism as its congregation worshipped in two different locations this past Sunday.
Jericho City of Praise, located in Landover, Md., had around 3,000 of its members worship at a nearby hotel while several hundred held services at the sanctuary itself, showcasing the divide of support between its recently dismissed pastor and the staff that fired him.
Pastor Joel R. Peebles, son of the two founders, led a service at the ballroom of the Metro Points Hotel in New Carrollton after being ousted from Jericho by the Board of Trustees of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc. Meanwhile, in the Landover sanctuary, two services were held with an estimated 300 in attendance. more >>
The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards has recognized today's top Gospel music artists including Jamie-Grace, Laura Story, and Natalie Grant.
The biggest event of the year in Christian and gospel music took place at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater and saw dozens Christian musicians come together to celebrate music as well as their faith.
Veteran voices Story and Grant were both nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, while new-comer Jamie-Grace saw a nod for New Artist of the Year. more >>
Having doubts about Christianity even after having just made a profession of faith in Jesus is inevitable for new believers, say pastors, including Harvest Ministries founder Greg Laurie.
"One of the first challenges new Christians face is having doubts about their conversion and about the Word of God in general," Laurie told The Christian Post recently via email. "One must recognize that faith should be built on God's Word, not on our fleeting emotions."
One of Laurie's assistant pastors, Jeff Lasseigne, also knows full well that people can fall away from their decision to accept Christ into their lives. Often, it may be because the condition of their emotional hearts is not fully supporting their thoughts, he said. more >>