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Page 1 ·  Found: 264 news items | Search: CHURCH GROWTH
Monday, November 20, 2017
  • 'We no longer live in Christendom'Monday, November 20, 201714The driving force behind the trend is the well-documented decline in Americans’ commitment to organized Judeo-Christian religion. Denominations large and small report falling...
  • Sunday, October 08, 2017
  • Village Church to End Multisite Megachurch ModelSunday, October 08, 201718Following in the footsteps of the formerly multi-campus Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, The Village Church in Texas, led by Pastor Matt Chandler, has announced the...
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Reports claim Justin Bieber may be starting his own churchThursday, July 27, 201751In a "world exclusive", Australia's Today Extra said: "I am led to believe that the real reason he's come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and maybe...
  • Monday, July 17, 2017
  • 'Bapti-costal' Churches Turn to Club MusicMonday, July 17, 2017194The Crossing, a non-denominational church in Tampa with a weekly attendance of roughly 3,500 people, is one of many congregations now incorporating electronic dance music (EDM)...
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are GrowingTuesday, May 16, 20173Amid the decades-long decline in mainline Protestantism in North America, researchers in Canada recently found an “elusive sample” of congregations whose growth has bucked the...
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
  • Attack at Hillsong church leaves security guard unconscious, worshippers injuredMonday, May 01, 20178Young worshippers at a Hillsong church have been injured and a security guard knocked out after a brawl outside one of the church's Sydney campuses. Youth leader Caleb Matenga...
  • Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Archbishop Gives Thousands Of Pounds To Church That Holds Services In A FieldFriday, January 13, 20174His new plant is currently in a private home, with just a handful of worshippers. But he is hopeful of growth. "Our inspiration is the Early Church, meeting in people's houses. It...
  • Friday, January 06, 2017
  • Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.Friday, January 06, 2017143Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by...
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • Study: Fastest Growing Churches Have Modern Worship, Teach Literal Bible InterpretationThursday, December 29, 201615A recent study by Canadian researchers has found that churches with positive growth rates have at least two things in common: they implement modern styles of worship and they...
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • Man opening hybrid gym, church at former Hancock Fabrics locationTuesday, December 20, 201612Dolan Hornbeck has come up with a unique way of helping people focus on their bodies, minds and spirits. The longtime Billings trainer is opening Telos Fitness, a hybrid gym in...
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Fastest-Growing Churches Teach Literal Interpretation of the Bible, Study FindsSaturday, November 19, 2016238A Canadian study of Mainline Protestant churches has found that ministries that promote conservative teachings and a literal interpretation of the Bible are more successful in...
  • Conservative Anglican Churches Buck Trend Of DeclineSaturday, November 19, 20165Conservative Anglican churches have bucked the trend of decline to show an increase in attendance over the past five years. The Church of England as a whole has seen a seven per...
  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Outreach Magazine Releases Top 100 Largest, Fastest-Growing Churches ReportMonday, October 17, 201653According to Outreach magazine's fastest-growing list, of the 100 churches, 42 are classified as non-denominational, 20 are Southern Baptist, nine are Assemblies of God, and three...
  • Friday, September 09, 2016
  • Church Growth Research Reveals Megachurches Continue to GrowFriday, September 09, 201651New research on church growth has revealed that the world’s largest churches are continuing to grow. According to, megachurches in America and around the world...
  • Saturday, July 02, 2016
  • Beer and Tattoo Bible Conference?Saturday, July 02, 201642Apologia Church of Arizona is raising money for a church plant in Hawaii in an unconventional way. Charisma News reports the church is hosting a Bible conference that includes...
  • Sunday, December 13, 2015
  • Los Angeles Churches Make Worship...Hip?Sunday, December 13, 201512They sought not physical but spiritual nourishment. The building? Mosaic, a church that counts thousands of young people among its congregants, offering sermons rife with...
  • 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...
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