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Orange Tour stop in KC will encourage church leaders, volunteers and parents

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A national one-day training event for church leaders, volunteers, and parents makes a stop in Kansas City in October.  The Orange Tour outlines a comprehensive strategy from preschool to adulthood for influencing the faith ...

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Columbia congregation pays off more than $400,000 in medical debt

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Perhaps the only thing more stressful than a serious health challenge is worrying about how to pay for treatment. Numerous patients in mid-Missouri can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to the ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

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Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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Pastors sell church, buy million dollar mansion for themselves

A husband and wife team of pastors from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, are now facing tough questions after selling their longtime church to developers then splurging on a million dollar luxury lakefront mansion ...

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Ancient church discovered with mosaic floor of loaves and fishes

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Tiberius, Israel – As new biblical finds continue at an increasingly rapid pace, Israeli Archaeologists have discovered an unusually well-preserved mosaic apparently depicting the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000. The mosaic ...

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Christian in Pakistan police custody tortured to death

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A Christian man has been tortured to death, not by terrorists, but by Pakistani police while in their custody. The shocking incident came to light this week after news emerged from the ...

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Canadian Orthodox priest fired after prayers for Israel

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A popular orthodox priest in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia says he was forced to resign after giving a sermon about the importance of honoring the Jewish roots of Christianity and ...

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Contrary to what you’ve heard, millennials are becoming MORE religious

I thought the subject of this article might grab your attention because it is not what we are generally hearing about millennials and Generation Z these days. For example, the Wall Street ...

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Gargoyles get a new look on English church

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Built to last for hundreds of years, new gargoyles are being prepared for Gloucester Cathedral as part of a major restoration project. The ‘Freeminer’ Gargoyle offers a modern twist on the medieval ...

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Missouri church falsely attacked as anti-gay by activists and local media

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One of Missouri’s largest churches, attended by thousands weekly, is asserting that they were falsely attacked and misrepresented as hateful and “anti-gay” by The Kansas City Star and the Lee’s Summit Journal. ...

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Can the church participate in political debate?

A public debate has started concerning the Kansas Supreme Court, who recently found the right to an abortion in the Kansas State Constitution. Is the church legally restricted from participating in the ...

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Most protestant churchgoers say they think of God each day

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American Protestant churchgoers say God is on their mind throughout their day in both intentional and impromptu moments. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research identified seeking God as ...

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Two-thirds of churchgoers say denying self is essential to serving Christ

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What’s the most essential ingredient to making your faith fully transformational? A new poll finds a majority of churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and ...

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Christian Education Summit to take up where Sunday School left off

At its roots, the Sunday School movement was a response to the need for education for children who worked in factories all week and found themselves aimless, uneducated and without purpose on ...

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Two bodies found behind local church

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Kansas City’s homicide rate could add two more victims to the growing list after police discovered bodies behind a local church. The Kansas City Police Department  stated officers responded to the call ...

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Prayer network lets you personally connect with African believers under persecution

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A new effort connecting American church congregations with African believers in Christ and their churches is underway. Prayer News Network was launched by Douglas Burton and Magna Faith Krimi, both advisory board ...

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Want to see your church or charities get 30%-60% more money?

The last couple of years have been a rough one for many charities out there. Most have experienced an increasing demand for their services while simultaneously seeing a large drop off in ...

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David Jeremiah warns against church as entertainment driven social organization

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Many U.S. churches today have “forgotten” their purpose, becoming entertainment-driven social organizations eager to blend in with secular culture instead of focusing on biblical discipleship, Pastor David Jeremiah warned. “The Church is ...

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British library bans singing Bible stories to kids

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Volunteers from a church-run playgroup in the United Kingdom have been banned from a library for singing Bible stories to kids. The Noah’s Ark group would come to the town library in ...

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Pakistan acquits Christian preacher of blasphemy

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A court in Lahore, Pakistan has acquitted a Christian preacher two years after his arrest for alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Zafar Iqbal ...

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At Asbury Seminary, Nigerian pastor warns against passivity

Pastor Samuel Odubena recently gave a sermon at Asbury Seminary Chapel in which he spoke about how Christians in the West ought to react to persecution. Odubena is an Anglican priest from ...

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Church returns wallet found stashed in vent for 75 years

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A church renovating an old high school has reunited a woman with a wallet that was stolen 75  years ago.  The wallet was discovered — along with 14 others — as the ...

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Area church home after mission trip to Alaska

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A youth mission team from Connection Point Church, Raytown, Mo, shared the love of Christ in Alaska during June. The youth mission team partnered with Grace Works, a ministry in Anchorage that ...

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Nigerian 7-year-old recounts Fulani attack on family

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As a Baptist church member tried to fight off an armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in a village in north-central Nigeria, he told his 7-year-old nephew and other relatives to run. The boy ...

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