Almost anytime I mention numbers related to church life, I anticipate some responses about the value of numbers and congregations. In the 1980s, this type of discussion came primarily from more liberal churches that weren't growing. Some of these leaders felt that declining membership and attendance was likely a sign of health. The members who really cared about the church were the ones who remained. They could make the biggest difference without the more nominal members remaining as obstacles.
David Ruiz's roots with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association dates back to 1965 when the organization hired his father in its Mexico office. Forty-eight years later, Ruiz is a key member of BGEA's Latin American ministry.
I'm in jail, and the only reason people here turn to religion is so they'll impress the parole board and get out earlier. They even laugh and admit it privately. As far as I'm concerned, religion is just a fake, and I don't want anything to do with it. What would you say to that? - J.H.
Has God ever laid something on your heart that has motivated you to go out of your way to minister to somebody or to a group of people? God has instilled in me a huge desire to preach to the Kenyan people the message of love, hope and peace that only He can bring.
As I write this blog post, Donut Day is winding down. In 1938 the Salvation Army started this annual event as a fundraiser during the Great Depression. A search in Google News for "Donut Day" shows 12,400 results. Few Christian events obtain this kind of media attention.
May 16, 2013 - How do you share a clear Gospel message on your church or business website? Many are finding that linking to PeaceWithGod.net is an easy – and concise – way to tell others about a relationship with Jesus.
This 98 minute interview that I did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment we made when Rick was not able to come in person to the Desiring God National Conference in Minneapolis in October, 2010.
In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christianity, and in a committed lesbian relationship. Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies.
As we Pray for America, who’s pledge of allegiance recounts that we are “one nation under God”, and whose currency states that it is “in God we trust”, we want American’s to encounter the God who rules over their country. He is the One who gave us this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14
Perhaps you've wanted to include photos with your articles about the Gospel but have questions about copyright or didn't know where to find photos. This article is an attempt to answer those kinds of questions.
I would like to thank everyone that has read my articles and participated in Internet Evangelism Day. Since this year's event has passed, I have been thinking about how we can be more effective in the future.
Internet Evangelism Day has come and gone ... and almost no one noticed. Only 11 tweets mentioned the #ieway hashtag on Internet Evangelism Day and almost 30 tweets mentioning "internet evangelism" were tweeted on April 21st.
Besides labeling information, these tags can be helpful in networking. For example, church staff members attending the Verge 2013 discipleship conference used the #Verge13 hashtag to identify conference-related tweets.