An online church with weekly worship services and ministries draws around 100,000 unique viewers a week. LifeChurch.tv is among many in the church community that are embracing the "communications revolution."
Bobby Gruenewald, Life Church pastor and innovation leader for "Church Online," told those watching an online forum that they "see over a 100,000 unique computers every week that come to one of our services at Church Online and we're able to measure the results from the people that come through it."
"We have people from all over the world; I think it's literally 120 countries and territories every week that participate in [worship]." more >>
Perhaps the reason many people don't get excited about Easter is that they do not know the full meaning of Jesus' resurrection and are not viewing the holy day in "3D," said Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during one of the first of his weekend service messages Friday.
Warren related the fact that 3D movies have grown in number and popularity recently because some people believe they offer a "fuller experience," using the analogy as an illustration that shows that there is more to the Easter story than what many may perceive as one-dimensional.
He will be giving his Easter sermon at the megachurch located in Lake Forest, Calif., several times in order to accommodate 35 church services held on the main campus and satellite campuses throughout Orange County and neighboring Riverside County through Sunday. All Saddleback's Easter services are broadcast on the church's website as well. more >>
Over the past few days thousands of people have come to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor at the campus of Ursuline Academy, an all-girls Catholic school in New Orleans, to see a shadow image that resembles the popular image of Jesus.
One of the Shrine's chandeliers has cast a shadow on the lower part of a pillar within the church building, which appears to be the face of a thinly-bearded man.
A church in Maryland has decided to hold a "Blessing of the Motorcycles" event for the benefit of some of its members as well as for outreach.
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church of Eldersburg will be performing the blessing event for the first time on Sunday, April 22.
The Rev. Dr. Bill Brown, senior pastor at Wesley Freedom, told The Christian Post that the idea came from the strong biker presence in his community. more >>
Evangelist Greg Laurie met with more than 200 Southern California pastors and ministry leaders Tuesday to outline plans for one of his Harvest Ministry's outreach events this year to be simulcast live at host churches and other venues throughout the nation for the first time in its 22-year history.
The meeting held at Angels Stadium in Anaheim was about taking the Harvest Crusades to the next level and explaining how "Harvest America" will do just that.
Founded by Laurie, the Harvest events are large-scale evangelistic outreaches primarily held at stadiums and arenas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. more >>
In their new book, Falsified: The Danger of False Conversion, authors Vincent and Lori Williams seek to use Scripture to identify what they define as an "epidemic" of false conversions currently sweeping evangelical churches in the U.S. The couple speak from personal experience, as they too were once false converts.
The Williams define a "false conversion" as one in which the converted feels that they are saved, but in reality are not because they are not living by the correct teachings of Scripture. The couple confess in their book that they were at one time "false converts led into a false sense of security by seeker-sensitive churches preaching a watered-down Gospel."
"God, in His sovereign grace, opened up their spiritual eyes, saved them, and gave them new hearts which yearn to know Him by knowing His Word," writes Justin Peters, an evangelist and public speaker, in the book's preface. more >>