First of all thank you. Thank you for your investment in current and soon-to-be youth leaders. Your investment in these young and spiritually potent lives could result in the radical transformation of the next generation.
I can't help but think back to my days at Colorado Christian University under my youth ministry professor, RJ Koerper. He had one foot firmly in God's Word and one foot firmly rooted in youth culture. As a result he was able to help us build a youth ministry philosophy that was both rooted and relevant. To this day he still speaks into our material at Dare 2 Share and continues to pour into me.
Professors like RJ are a gift from God to the youth ministry community. They help to create the very DNA that will drive youth ministry for years to come. more >>
The family of beloved sisters Taylor and Madison Sheats — who were gunned down by their manic mother, Christy Sheats, in Texas on their father's birthday two Fridays ago — is leaning on God as they try to pick up the pieces of their broken family.
Christy Sheats, 42, who declared on Facebook that she is a proud Baptist, suffered a murderous meltdown in which she killed her two daughters and was eventually killed by police shortly after her husband, Jason, told her he wanted a divorce on June 24.
Thousands of people came together this weekend to celebrate the 240th year of America's Independence at Fellowship Church's "Freedom Experience" in Grapevine, Texas.
Every year Pastor Ed Young Jr.'s Fellowship Church hosts a series of events to celebrate the July 4th holiday and to honor fallen soldiers and their families' sacrifice.
"Our church has a deep appreciation for our nation, the freedom we have, and all those who fight to provide it," church spokesman Andy Boyd told The Christian Post on Tuesday. more >>
A 3-year-old Swedish boy who was being groomed by his radicalized mother to be a part of the next generation of Islamic State jihadis has died after he accidentally blew himself up with a hand grenade in Syria.
According to the Swedish news outlet SVT, the unnamed boy and his older siblings were taken from western Sweden to an area of Syria controlled by IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) by their mother when the now-slain boy was just 2 years old.
The mother reportedly said she wanted her sons to grow up to be IS militants before one was killed after he found a grenade in the family's home and began playing with it. As the boy played with the grenade he reportedly tripped, which caused an explosion that led to his death. more >>
The upcoming live action film "Jesus VR" is set to bring the story of Jesus Christ to all major virtual reality platforms just in time for Christmas.
According to Variety, the 90-minute film, created by Autumn Productions and VR production company VRWERX, will depict the birth, baptism, sermon on the mount, the last supper, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This Fourth of July holiday, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure is celebrating the freedoms she enjoys as an American — including the "ability to love God."
"I am so proud to be an American," Bure told FOX411. "I got lucky. My parents were born here, and I was born here and that's really the luck of the draw, right? We can't say where we are going to be born."
Bure explained that her husband of 20 years, former NHL player Valeri Bure, immigrated to the U.S. from Russia and "came here and became an American because it is such a wonderful country." more >>