Home / News / Church & Ministry

Church & Ministry

Jewish couple gives $5 million to Christian missionary doctors

jewish missionary

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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

richest church

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

city union easter

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 ...

Read More »

10 reasons to be optimistic about the church in 2019

church

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

The thriving rural church

church

While the vast majority of America’s land space is rural and a surprising number of ministry leaders in America have “served time” in rural churches, knowledge, vision and leadership for rural ministry ...

Read More »

‘God’s Love, Our Wings’: First ever Christian airline caters to churches, missionaries

A Texas non-profit has been granted permission from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to launch a brand-new airline which will cater exclusively to Christian missionaries. “Judah 1” plans to operate out of North Texas Regional ...

Read More »

3 kinds of students who leave Christianity after high school

students college

“I just don’t believe what you believe anymore.” These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder ...

Read More »

Christian charities bringing hope for the homeless need your help this week

charities

This Christmas season several area ministries that serve the homeless are in the middle of fundraising campaigns that ensure their survival for the following year. Metro Voice has chosen three charities to ...

Read More »

6 tips on joining a church community

Two years ago I moved to Denver.  I was pursuing the woman who is now my wife.  She was starting at Denver Seminary, pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.  I was working ...

Read More »

Pastor draws flak for $200K Lamborghini gift to wife

lamborghini

Two weeks after drawing praise for allowing congregants in need to take cash directly from his offering baskets, Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, is drawing flak for ...

Read More »

Church responds after stabbing death of member helping homeless mother

homeless stabbing death

An act of goodness has ended in tragedy after the stabbing death of a woman helping who she thought was a homeless mother. Police are still searching for the killer of Jacquelyn ...

Read More »

City Union Mission opens Christmas store for needy

christmas store

The City Union Mission Christmas Store, where thousands of homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can “shop” for their families at no cost, is open for low-income shoppers this week. The ...

Read More »

Beloved Christian figure Joni has cancer again

joni

Joni Eareckson Tada has received a cancer diagnosis for the second time. Tada, 69, is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, California, also an award-winning artist, speaker, and ...

Read More »

As ‘Season of Giving’ arrives, ministries ramp up

ministries

Weather forecasters are saying this will be brutal winter for the region. Record snow and low temperatures included. That means more families in need, more homeless looking for shelter and more opportunities ...

Read More »

No bleach but you still need classes to feed homeless

soup homeless

The group of individuals known by what they do, provide Free Hot Soup and other food for the homeless, is not satisfied with the city’s revised policies this week. The Kansas City, ...

Read More »

City Union Mission and churches to honor veterans

veterans

City Union Mission is partnering with local churches to hold a special dinner and chapel service to remember and celebrate all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11. Cornerstone Presbyterian Church will host the chapel ...

Read More »

Would you pray for a persecuted believer in North Africa?

SAT7

To be a Christian in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) usually means you are discriminated against, ridiculed, marginalized, and in many places persecuted–even to the point of death. Twenty-two million ...

Read More »

Atonement Lutheran Church to host Thanksgiving

dinner thanksgiving

Even with a robust economy there are still individuals in our community who need help. Maybe they don’t have a meal for thanksgiving or maybe they’re just lonely. Atonement Lutheran Church hopes ...

Read More »

Church of 30 people does amazing thing for homeless

church

“Would anyone in the community even notice if our church closed?” That was the question Pastor Donald Foster asked his small congregation of just 30 members in Yakima, Washington. For the members of Terrace ...

Read More »

Cold weather catches Rescue Mission, others off guard

rescue

Area ministries that serve the homeless were caught off guard by the recent, seemingly instant, change from summer to fall. The Kansas City Rescue Mission as one of those ministries and says they currently ...

Read More »

Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

urban

A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

Read More »
X
X