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City Union Mission benefit ride to include vintage cars

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City Union Mission will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their signature fundraiser, Bikers With a Mission (BWAM) Benefit Ride, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Retro Ride themed event welcomes both motorcycles and ...

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Where did palm branches come from for Palm Sunday?

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Christians across the globe used palm branches for worship services on Palm Sunday. Some folded them into elaborate little crosses. Kids poked each other with them. But it’s safe to say most ...

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Half of pastors are worried about offending someone if they speak out on social issues

Pastors are pressured from all sides to speak out on hot button issues, but struggle with just how to address those topics, such as LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. In a new ...

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VIDEO: Entire contents of church stolen

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A Florida church is trusting God to have church without all the things normally needed.  The entire contents of the church, which was stored in a trailer, was stolen was taken from ...

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Songwriter and performer Pat Barrett wants to be a ‘Good, Good Father’

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Pat Barrett remembers the first time he met Chris Tomlin. It was while he was in high school and he and his buddies were walking down the street and saw Tomlin and ...

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Tornado rips roof from church as 40 kids miraculously shielded while singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’

A miracle story is emerging after a tornado struck Paducah, KY last month, devastating a church building where 40 preschool kids and 10 church staff were going about their day. The miracle? ...

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INMED offers health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

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Graceway Church in Kansas City will host a major health conference April 5-6 with the goal of equipping attendees how to better serve the “forgotten of this world.” The Humanitarian Health Conference ...

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A study on church leadership: what is “qualified?”

The character and effectiveness of any church is directly related to the quality of its leadership. Qualified Leadership The Bible stresses the importance of qualified church leadership and specific standards for evaluating the moral ...

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Russia plans massive Jesus statue on site previously reserved for Lenin

The city of Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, would like to erect an enormous statue of Jesus Christ atop a hill that was once set aside for a monument ...

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God’s position on immigration and borders? Go to the Bible

As the country continues debating the issues of immigration and borders, the head of a network of pastors says the subjects also need to be addressed from the pulpit. Sam Rohrer, president ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE Part II: Why are we here and what is our purpose?

Last month we began exploring the question: Why are we here and what is our true purpose in this world? Have you ever questioned that or experienced times when you have felt ...

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Firefighters document miracle after devastating inferno

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Was it a miracle? Firefighters can’t explain it. When the firefighters returned to inside Freedom Ministries Church in Grandview, WV after an inferno they couldn’t believe what their eyes saw. A devastating ...

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Megachurch pastor resigns, criticizes multi-campus church model

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After nearly 40 years at the helm of the Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, which he built from a 180-member congregation into a 4,000-member, six-campus ministry, Pastor David Chadwick has resigned. More ...

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Why Adam Hamilton is wrong about scripture and the UMC

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The foundation of Christianity has been a belief in the authority of Scripture and the infallibility of God’s Word, the Bible. Conservative Christians believe that the holy scriptures−in their original form−are inerrant ...

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Investigators say abuse evidence against Bill Hybels is credible

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An independent group of Christian leaders says the allegations and evidence of sexual abuse against Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church are credible. The Independent Advisory Group was asked to help the church ...

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Church employee steals tithes, then lives the high life

A Pennsylvania church employee and his wife were charged with stealing $1.2 million from the congregation and using the money for sports events, vacations, and other expenses. The money went for lavish vacations, ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE: What is the place of the Church and Christians in today’s society?

Many people gravitate towards the idea of helping the poor within our community, nation and world. However, do we really understand who the poor are, and what poverty and suffering really is? ...

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Jewish couple gives $5 million to Christian missionary doctors

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A Jewish businessman and philanthropist is giving millions of dollars of his wealth to help Christian missionary doctors in Africa. Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson are giving $5 million ...

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UMC could choose Bible-affirming ‘Tradition Plan’

United Methodists are preparing for an important meeting in St. Louis this weekend where the issue of openly homosexual pastors will be discussed. UMC delegates will gather Saturday through Tuesday, Feb. 23-26, ...

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With $6 billion, is this the richest church in America?

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As many churches in New York City struggle to survive and keep their buildings, Trinity Church, a land-rich, over 300-year-old congregation in Lower Manhattan, has emerged as the richest church in America ...

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Church in Italy preserves the remains of a saintly dragon slayer … and the dragon he slayed

Arezzo is a relatively small city in Tuscany, Italy, the birthplace of the medieval music theorist Guido D’Arezzo (regarded as the inventor of modern musical notation) and also of a saint who ...

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Church security training offered in Lenexa

Many churches have taken comfort in the thought that “it could never happen here,” but headlines and a steadily-growing body of statistical evidence demonstrate that violence in faith-based organizations is not just ...

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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. Doty announced today that ...

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10 reasons to be optimistic about the church in 2019

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Despite the tough reality many congregations face today, I remain an obnoxious optimist as we move into 2019. Just yesterday, I received an email about a church that I thought was headed ...

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Separated at birth, twin sisters end up in the same convent

On February 23, 1962, Cecilia gave birth to twin girls. However, she never had the chance to meet them; she died in childbirth, from complications related to her Caesarean section. Faced with ...

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