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P1 | Page 2 ·  Found: 248 news items | Search: CHURCH GROWTH
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
  • California Church Preaches Gospel at the Bar … Beer Replaces CoffeeWednesday, November 02, 201135Churches, like businesses, are always trying to attract new faces. Some use tactics like providing coffee and sweets, or they boast a variety of different ministries for all age...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2011
  • Megachurch pastor Rob Bell seeks life beyond the pulpitSaturday, September 24, 20112For pastors with ambitions to reach huge audiences, there's often no better platform than the megachurch, which has given rise to powerhouse media empires from T.D. Jakes to Max...
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • SBC name change study sparks lively debateWednesday, September 21, 20116The announcement from Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright of a presidential task force to study the prospect of changing the convention's name sparked a lively...
  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
  • Pastors Say Identifying With Denomination Will Become Less VitalThursday, September 15, 201159A majority of pastors with denominational affiliation believe it is vital to be part of a denomination, but a majority also believe that the importance of identifying with a...
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011
  • For churches today, the word is 'big'Saturday, September 10, 20114With evangelical churches today, the word is 'big.' Outreach Magazine is out today with its latest downloadable lists of the nation's top 100 largest Protestant churches and top...
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
  • Who is going to church? Not who you think, study findsTuesday, August 23, 201169In the last four decades, monthly (or more) participation in religious services dropped from 50 percent of moderately educated (high school and perhaps some college) whites to 37...
  • Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Crystal Cathedral members seek a board without Schuller relativesSaturday, July 30, 2011Jim McDonald, a longtime member at the Crystal Cathedral, wants to preserve the legacy of founder Robert H. Schuller. Which is why the Fountain Valley resident is continuing to...
  • Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Crystal Cathedral board reinstates founder as voting memberFriday, July 29, 20111The Crystal Cathedral has reorganized its board and reinstated founder Robert H. Schuller as a voting member. A statement released by the Garden Grove church Thursday said the...
  • Sunday, July 24, 2011
  • Schuller's Crystal Cathedral may be reborn as CatholicSunday, July 24, 201112A Roman Catholic diocese made a $50 million cash offer to buy Southern California's financially struggling Crystal Cathedral, officials said Friday. The church is also mulling...
  • Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Willow Creek Splits with Exodus InternationalFriday, July 22, 201112Willow Creek Community Church's formal relationship with Exodus International has ended. While the decision to part ways dates back to 2009, news that the South Barrington...
  • Monday, July 18, 2011
  • Congressman says two TV evangelists make internal reforms in wake of questionsMonday, July 18, 20114Grassley said Monday that Joyce Meyer Ministries and one other ministry, Texas-based Benny Hinn's World Healing Center Church, had been very cooperative with his inquiry and were...
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
  • Ageing Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years'Thursday, July 14, 201112The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a “crisis” of “natural wastage” will lead to their numbers falling “through the floor”, the Church’s national assembly was...
  • Monday, July 11, 2011
  • Where Worship Never PausesMonday, July 11, 2011The worship music, throbbing soft-rock appeals performed by live bands, has continued here without pause, day and night, since May 1999. Voices calling to Jesus or pleading with...
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2011
  • Crystal Cathedral board ousts the Rev. Robert H. SchullerTuesday, July 05, 20113The Rev. Robert H. Schuller has been ousted from the board of directors at the Crystal Cathedral, the Orange County megachurch he built into a televised empire after getting his...
  • Monday, July 04, 2011
  • Cowboy Church provides Western spin on ScriptureMonday, July 04, 20111The pastor wears no vestments. The pulpit is a saddle on a wooden stool. Worship formalities? Leave those at your last church. "We have more fun here than your average football...
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • Multi-Site Churches Go InterstateTuesday, June 28, 20111Pastor Mark Driscoll's megachurch recently announced plans to expand into Portland, Oregon, and Orange County, California, using multi-site campuses that feature live bands and a...
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011
  • Do u txt @ church?Wednesday, June 22, 201124Most pastors would be upset if they looked up from their sermon notes to find most of the congregants texting on their phones. For the Rev. Mike Schreiner of Morning Star Church...
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  • At troubled Crystal Cathedral, a tale of two ministriesTuesday, June 21, 20113As the Crystal Cathedral fights to survive its descent into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, this is its untold success story: a Spanish-language service led by a dynamic Argentine pastor,...
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  • Southern Baptists push to overcome racist pastWednesday, June 15, 201119Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix adopted a plan Tuesday to try to boost minorities in their top leadership posts as they face continuing reports of stagnant baptism rates and...
  • Monday, June 13, 2011
  • Southern Baptists face declineMonday, June 13, 201158Baptisms fell to their lowest number in 60 years among Southern Baptists, the nation's largest Protestant denomination. The new numbers are a sign that the denomination is in...
  • Saturday, May 28, 2011
  • Crystal Cathedral to be sold as a way to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcySaturday, May 28, 20113The Crystal Cathedral, the gleaming architectural landmark in Orange County that has been a Southern California attraction for decades, will be sold as a method of exiting Chapter...
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011
  • Hispanic Population Helping U.S. Christianity ThriveThursday, March 31, 20119With the Hispanic population booming in the U.S., one prominent evangelical believes Hispanics will be the “lifeguards for Christianity in America in the 21st century.” The Rev....
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • Church hopes to pack pews for Easter cash giveawayWednesday, March 23, 2011Last year, the Lindenwald Baptist Church held its first “1,000 Strong Easter Celebration Give-Away,” in which it offered a $1,000 cash — $500 each to a member and a guest — to...
  • Monday, March 21, 2011
  • Pastor Contests Claims of Spiritual Revival in BrazilMonday, March 21, 20111It has been said recently that there is a revival in Brazil due to the explosive growth of the evangelical population, which is predicted to grow 7.42 percent this year to reach...
  • Sunday, March 06, 2011
  • Church Billboard: 'Scumbags Welcome!'Sunday, March 06, 20112On one of the busiest roads in Lake County, one big billboard is delivering one shocker after another and stirring up controversy. The giant display reads "Scumbags Welcome!" and...
  • Friday, March 04, 2011
  • Zoning Out ChurchesFriday, March 04, 20111The city council of Burbank, Illinois, passed a new zoning law late last year banning churches from building in commercial areas. The action came after Rios de Agua Viva, a...
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Schuller family list JonBenet Ramsey home for $2.3 millionWednesday, February 23, 20119The Boulder, Colo. house where child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was brutally murdered is up for sale again. The house, purchased in 2004 by Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H....
  • Monday, February 21, 2011
  • Half of Brazil's Population to be Evangelical Christian by 2020Monday, February 21, 20113An international missions organization reports that evangelicals are expected to reach 57.4 million in Brazil this year in accordance with the evangelical annual growth rate of...
  • Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Mainline churches divided about more than homosexualityMonday, February 14, 20112For years, debates over homosexuality have dominated headlines on divisions within mainline Protestantism. First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redlands began splitting apart...
  • Thursday, February 10, 2011
  • Michelle Obama Speaks at MegachurchThursday, February 10, 20115First Lady Michelle Obama urged partner groups to keep asking “What can I do to help kids in my community lead healthier lives?” in a speech Wednesday celebrating the anniversary...
  • Wednesday, February 09, 2011
  • Crystal Cathedral's CFO Resigns ahead of Bankruptcy HearingWednesday, February 09, 20116Crystal Cathedral's chief financial officer Fred Southard has resigned ahead of a bankruptcy court hearing about church employees' salaries, including his $132,000 housing...
  • Saturday, February 05, 2011
  • Where Have All the Presbyterians Gone?Saturday, February 05, 201137Are we witnessing the death of America's Christian denominations? Studies conducted by secular and Christian organizations indicate that we are. Fewer and fewer American...
  • Wednesday, February 02, 2011
  • Mega church faces foreclosure over $14M in mortgage, other costsWednesday, February 02, 20112A bank has threatened to take possession of First Family Church in Overland Park if it doesn’t pay more than $14 million in mortgage and other costs. A foreclosure petition filed...
  • Friday, January 28, 2011
  • Church Foreclosures Surge, Seen as 'Next Wave' in CrisisFriday, January 28, 2011Residential and commercial real-estate owners aren't the only ones losing their properties to foreclosure. The past few years have seen a rapid acceleration in the number of...
  • Sunday, December 26, 2010
  • Megachurches Cancel Sunday Services after ChristmasSunday, December 26, 201045Thou shalt keep the Sabbath Day - except when it falls the day after Christmas? After gearing up for Christmas services throughout this week, several megachurches will wind down...
  • Sunday, December 05, 2010
  • Cathedral Scandal: Did Rev. Schuller fleece his flock?Sunday, December 05, 20105Members of the famed California church The Crystal Cathedral were dealt a double blow by their trusted pastor, Robert H. Schuller. The lavish Christian worship center filed for...
  • Friday, December 03, 2010
  • Many lie about going to churchFriday, December 03, 20108Did you attend a worship service last weekend? Really? God knows if you're telling the truth -- and so, in a way, does Philip Brenner, University of Michigan research fellow with...
  • Sunday, November 21, 2010
  • Creditors and Feds Object to Crystal Cathedral SalariesSunday, November 21, 20102The U.S. Trustee Program and creditors are objecting to salaries given out by the Crystal Cathedral to several of its employees as the Garden Grove, Calif., megachurch undergoes...
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010
  • Schuller pleads for dollars for Crystal CathedralTuesday, October 26, 20107Crystal Cathedral founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller on Sunday tearfully asked his parishioners for help in overcoming the megachurch's bankruptcy and tens of millions in debt....
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  • Crystal Cathedral megachurch files for bankruptcyTuesday, October 19, 20108Crystal Cathedral Ministries, an Orange County landmark and megachurch founded by television evangelist Robert H. Schuller, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday morning. The...
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010
  • Crystal Cathedral not making good on debtsSunday, October 17, 20105A woman who rents out camels is among creditors who have been stiffed by the Crystal Cathedral, and says the church’s publicly-stated intention to pay the $7.5 million it owes to...
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  • Willow Creek Pastor Puts High Price Tag on New VisionTuesday, October 12, 20102Just a few years ago, Willow Creekers dedicated themselves to unleashing unprecedented levels of compassion for the broken world. The well-known megachurch has been active in...
  • Monday, September 06, 2010
  • No men in the pews? Could be church's faultMonday, September 06, 201013Do men hate going to church? David Murrow says yes. "Christianity's primary delivery system, the local church, is perfectly designed to reach women," says Murrow, author of the...
  • Wednesday, September 01, 2010
  • Christians could learn a lot about life from heavy metal, says clericWednesday, September 01, 20102The Rev Rachel Mann claims that the much-maligned form of music demonstrates the “liberative theology of darkness”, allowing its tattooed and pierced fans to be more “relaxed and...
  • Friday, August 13, 2010
  • Lutheran group reports decline in membershipFriday, August 13, 20101The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America reports that it lost almost 91,000 members and 48 congregations last year. In 2009, the denomination dropped to 4.5 million members and...
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  • Solomon's Temple to be rebuilt, in BrazilTuesday, July 27, 20103One of the world's largest and most controversial Pentecostal churches has been given permission to build a $200m (ÂŁ130m) replica of Solomon's Temple in Brazil's economic capital,...
  • Thursday, July 22, 2010
  • House Church: Skip the sermon, worship at homeThursday, July 22, 201012To get to church on a recent Sunday morning, the Yeldell family walked no farther than their own living room to greet fellow worshippers. The members of this "house church" are...
  • Monday, July 12, 2010
  • Rev. Schuller Retiring From Lead Pastor RoleMonday, July 12, 20103The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California's Crystal Cathedral megachurch and host of the "Hour of Power" televangelism broadcast, announced Sunday he will retire...
  • Saturday, July 03, 2010
  • PCA Affirms New Plan to Tackle Internal, External ChallengesSaturday, July 03, 2010Delegates who convened for the PCA's General Assembly in Nashville voted Thursday to approve the "Strategic Plan." The plan consists of: establishing places for civil...
  • Friday, May 21, 2010
  • Southern Baptists buck trend, post most baptisms in 4 yearsFriday, May 21, 20101Grace Baptist Church in Springfield, Tenn., was in tough straits two years ago. The church had gone 12 months without a pastor. Sunday morning attendance hovered around 120. And,...
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