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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Pastor Pays Price to See Germany's Spiritual RevivalWednesday, October 28, 201514Germany was the birthplace of the Reformation and was once a base for world missions. But much of Germany today is covered by a profound spiritual darkness, as are most Western...
  • Friday, February 06, 2015
  • Why Joshua Harris Kissed His Megachurch GoodbyeFriday, February 06, 20156At 40 years old, Joshua Harris has already pastored a megachurch for a decade and authored six books, including the bestselling I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Now, he wants to go to...
  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014
  • Mars Hills Church Closing At Least 3 Regional LocationsTuesday, September 09, 20142The Seattle-based Mars Hill Church announced Sunday that due to a "tough financial position," the megachurch will have to close at least three church locations and consolidate...
  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014
  • Tennessee Night Club Partners with Christian Church for Worship ServicesWednesday, June 04, 20142The owner of a night club in Knoxville, Tennessee, has partnered with a local pastor to open the venue's doors for worship services once a month in an effort to give attendees the...
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • Baptism, worship declines prompt Southern Baptist leaders' prayers for 'renewed passion'Thursday, May 29, 20144Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches affiliated with the convention in 2013, while other key measures declined, according to the Annual Church Profile...
  • Friday, May 02, 2014
  • Is Christian growth keeping pace with Islam?Friday, May 02, 201418Christian growth has stagnated globally while Islam's numbers have almost doubled, according to one researcher. In a report by Dick Slikker, of the Christian mission consultancy...
  • Sunday, April 06, 2014
  • Fight Church: “Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?”Sunday, April 06, 20149A new documentary exploring the world of Mixed Martial Arts, known as MMA Fighting, and Christianity is set to premiere April 24 at the Independent Film Festival of Boston....
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Church Congregation Doubles in Size for AR-15 GiveawayTuesday, March 25, 20146The congregation at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, N.Y., doubled in size Sunday as parishioners, locals and visitors from locations as far as New York City assembled to find out...
  • Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Multisite Church Movement Grows to 8,000 SitesMonday, March 10, 20146Emerging trends for the multisite church movement, which now includes at least 8,000 sites throughout the U.S., include the findings that churches with multiple locations grow...
  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014
  • Neighbors accuse church of too much joyful noiseWednesday, March 05, 20143"Is this a church?" Sidonie Smith said as she stood outside Grant Elementary in Santa Monica. "I'm so excited about the impact it will have on our community. I've been praying for...
  • Sunday, February 23, 2014
  • Should churches be about the numbers?Sunday, February 23, 20146It's a type of friendly fire often lobbed from one congregation at another: "That church is all about the numbers." It's meant to insult a church that enjoys a healthy attendance...
  • Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • Four States Still Don't Have MegachurchesSaturday, December 28, 201345Megachurches may seem ubiquitous today, with more than 5 million people now worshiping at one of America's 1,650 megachurches on an average week. But research by Leadership...
  • Sunday, December 22, 2013
  • Megachurch Movement in US Marches On; Report Reveals Steady GrowthSunday, December 22, 20135The megachurch movement in the United States is not dying or slowing down, according to a recent, end-of-year report that shows a growing number of attendance, averaging 2,000...
  • Saturday, November 09, 2013
  • Assemblies of God Churches Rank Among Largest, Fastest-Growing in USSaturday, November 09, 201336LifeWay Research, in cooperation with Outreach magazine, recently released the list of the top 100 fastest-growing churches and the top 100 largest churches in the United States....
  • Wednesday, November 06, 2013
  • 5 Christian “hipsters” trying to make fundamentalism look coolWednesday, November 06, 201311It’s no secret in Christian circles that young people are leaving the church in droves, with Christian research firms finding over and overthat once there’s not a parent there to...
  • Sunday, September 01, 2013
  • How the Seeker-Sensitive, Consumer Church Is Failing a GenerationSunday, September 01, 201370The millennial generation's much-talked-about departure from church might lead those of us over 30 to conclude that they have little interest in Jesus. Nothing could be further...
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Vineyard USA Returns To RootsThursday, July 25, 20135Ever since the founder of the Vineyard, John Wimber went to be with Jesus, there has been a question as to which way the Vineyard was going to go in relation to the gifts and...
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Church Foreclosures Plague California Credit UnionFriday, June 21, 2013In the thick of the economic meltdown that ravaged the housing market a few years ago, churches in some communities were among those that felt the bruises of foreclosures more...
  • Receivers called in as Victory Christian Fellowship owes bank €18 million.Friday, June 21, 20134IT is Friday night and the trustees of Ireland's most talked about evangelical church are reeling from a tumultuous couple of weeks. Their church, the Victory Christian...
  • Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Crystal Cathedral Would Still Be in Own Hands Had Schuller 'Simply Walked Away,' Says SonFriday, March 29, 20131Robert A. Schuller, who took over for his father for two years as the leader of the Crystal Cathedral, said during a leadership conference about pastoral succession this week that...
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • The Explosive Growth of U.S. Megachurches, Even While Many Say Their Day is DoneThursday, February 21, 201315One of the more popular series last year on the blog dealt with the question "Can Megachurches be Missional?" It was part of a continuing-- and important-- dialogue within the...
  • Wednesday, January 02, 2013
  • Televangelist Robert Schuller Sad Last DaysWednesday, January 02, 20136Televangelist REV. ROBERT H. SCHULLER, 86, is broke, may soon be homeless AND suffering from early dementia – sources. AT the age of 86, frail televangelist Robert H. Schuller is...
  • Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Planting Churches in America's 'Celebrity Pastor' CultureFriday, December 28, 2012A church plant is not driven by a consumer mentality of "what's in it for me and my family?" It is about frontline mission work for Christ....and that is in direct opposition to...
  • Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Crystal Cathedral: Rev. Schuller appeals court lossFriday, December 21, 20121The Rev. Robert H. Schuller filed an appeal to a judge's ruling in a case that pits the well-known religious leader against the Crystal Cathedral Ministries he founded. Schuller...
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Crystal Cathedral: Schullers lose in courtWednesday, November 28, 20123The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who propelled the Crystal Cathedral into one of the most recognized churches in the world, lost the bulk of his multimillion-dollar claims against his...
  • Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract membersMonday, November 26, 20129In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an...
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • Rev. Robert Schuller 'Confused and Forgetful' in Testimony Against Crystal CathedralSunday, November 11, 20121The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, once the head of a popular and prosperous megachurch, found himself in a courtroom Wednesday, unable to answer some of the questions attorneys lobbed...
  • Friday, November 02, 2012
  • Crystal Cathedral: Schullers go to courtFriday, November 02, 20125The Rev. Robert H. Schuller has been a spiritual counselor to this country's leaders, a friend to celebrities, an inspiring figure to the common person. He started a church with...
  • Sunday, October 07, 2012
  • Moderator of the Church of Scotland: ‘Don’t force the church on children’Sunday, October 07, 20123THE Moderator of the Church of Scotland has warned that children should not be forced to attend kirk services as it risks putting them off religion. The Rt Rev Albert Bogle...
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • Driving the Churches AwayWednesday, September 12, 20128Toronto is a city of 2.6 million where churches are small and real estate is costly. For this reason many churches meet in gymnasiums and cafeterias they rent from the Toronto...
  • Sunday, August 26, 2012
  • Report: Multisite Churches Number Over 5,000, on the RiseSunday, August 26, 20123A church-centered Texas nonprofit has released a report stating that the number of multisite churches in North America has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. According to the...
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • US Megachurches Growing, Providing 'Heightened Sense of Spirituality'Wednesday, August 22, 201247A new study has revealed that megachurches in America with congregations larger than 2,000 people are not only growing, but also satisfying the spiritual needs of their members....
  • Monday, July 09, 2012
  • Southern Baptists see membership decline for fifth straight yearMonday, July 09, 201217Membership numbers for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reflect disturbing trends for the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Although the SBC saw slight increases in...
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • SBC Membership DeclinedThursday, June 14, 201213The Southern Baptist Convention in 2011 reported an increase in the number of baptisms and total churches over the previous year, but declined in total membership, according to...
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012
  • Traditional sermons, music return to Crystal CathedralTuesday, March 20, 20121The first service at the Crystal Cathedral without a Schuller at the pulpit was reminiscent of a reunion. Long embraces. Big smiles. Brief, happy exchanges. "This is the most...
  • Friday, March 16, 2012
  • The rise of evangelicalism is shaking up the Church of EnglandFriday, March 16, 201213A handful of big evangelically-minded parishes now exercise huge influence, far beyond their immediate patch. Saint Helen’s in Bishopsgate reaches out to workers in London’s...
  • Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • Bowling alleys in churches are disappearing fastSunday, March 11, 201211Church bowling alleys are disappearing fast. There are probably fewer than 200 left , says Neil Stremmel, of the U.S. Bowling Congress. Doug Schmidt, author of the 2007 book They...
  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
  • 3 Schuller family members fired from Crystal CathedralThursday, March 08, 20121Three family members of Crystal Cathedral Founder Robert H. Schuller were fired from their leadership positions in the ministry, officials confirmed Tuesday. Schuller’s daughter,...
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012
  • Churches go less formal to make people comfortableWednesday, February 08, 201229Comfortable is a theme that's becoming common among churches taking advantage of new, non-traditional spaces. Across the country, churches are springing up in unexpected locations...
  • Thursday, February 02, 2012
  • Crystal Cathedral Congregation Fails in Last-Minute Attempt to Keep Church BuildingThursday, February 02, 20124Some congregation members of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries have failed in their last-minute attempt to keep the signature Garden Grove, Calif., property by claiming a 99-year...
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Thousands Join Brooklyn Bridge March to Protest Ban on Churches Renting SchoolsTuesday, January 31, 2012Some 3,500 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Park Sunday in protest of the ban on churches renting New York City's public schools on the weekends. Council...
  • Friday, January 13, 2012
  • Pastor Rob Bell, leaves megachurch to work on new TV showFriday, January 13, 201218One of Michigan's most noted religious leaders said good-bye to his congregation this week as he prepares to help create a TV series loosely based on his life. Rob Bell, the...
  • Sunday, January 08, 2012
  • Latinos expanding their religious horizonsSunday, January 08, 20123While the Catholic church is still the principal religion for Latinos, a growing number are bucking tradition and moving toward evangelism -- particularly among the younger...
  • Saturday, January 07, 2012
  • Assemblies of God Opens 368 Churches in 2011Saturday, January 07, 201264The Assemblies of God recorded its second-highest ever number of new church openings in the United States, planting just more than one church a day, with 368 new churches opening...
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Messianic Church Growth Mirrors Rise of Charismatic MovementWednesday, December 28, 20111Messianic congregations are on the rise in the United States and Canada. According to, there are 272 Messianic churches in the US and 12 in Canada—and...
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Christianity grows exponentially in AfricaWednesday, December 21, 20112Billed as the most comprehensive and reliable study to date, the Pew Research Center's "Global Christianity" reports on self-identified Christian populations based on more than...
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011
  • Supreme Court rules against church meetings at public schoolsTuesday, December 06, 201113The Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church's plea to overturn New York City's ban on after-hours religious worship services at public schools. The justices on Monday...
  • Friday, November 25, 2011
  • Some fear megachurch bubble may soon burstFriday, November 25, 20111Most megachurches — which earn that label around the 2,000-attendance level — are led by baby boomer pastors who soon will hit retirement age and without suitable replacements in...
  • Monday, November 14, 2011
  • A church for those who never liked church?Monday, November 14, 201110The pastor preaches in designer jeans and skateboarding shoes. He tweets links to his blog and chats with churchgoers on Facebook. As members walk into the movie theater or...
  • Friday, November 04, 2011
  • 'Church' Promises Free Alcohol, Cigarettes, Funky MusicFriday, November 04, 20113IT will be a rare spectacle this Friday, November 4, when a Christian ministry devoted to the conversion of people considered as gross sinners holds its "Guys Night" in Lagos....
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