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70 Georgia Methodist churches split from denomination

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The United Methodist Church (UMC) is rapidly shrinking as seventy Georgia churches leave the denomination over LGBTQ issues.  The denomination, which traces its followers to 18th-century English evangelist John Wesley, formed when ...

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Abandoned by the U.S., Ukrainian Christians turn to prayer

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday used the word “invasion” concerning Russian troops that had entered Ukraine. Now, as the U.S. fails to abide by a 1994 treaty to help them defend their ...

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“Let’s Go Brandon” chant at Texas church draws criticism

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Several Christian leaders are criticizing the use of the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio last weekend. Attendees, many of whom were not members of the ...

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Church reports 34 coronavirus cases among staff and members

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A coronavirus outbreak at one church underscores the importance of social distancing for local congregations. First Assemblies of God Church in Greers Ferry, Ark., has reported 34 cases of the illness with ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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Church bridges racial gap in Quindaro neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

The Quindaro neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan., is a historically African American community. On Sunday mornings, however, race becomes irrelevant as Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church serves a diverse congregation ...

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Another Missouri church follows trend of MO & KS churches raising funds to pay off medical debt

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Earlier this fall, Metro Voice News reported on The Crossing church in Columbia, which raised money to pay off millions of dollars of medical debt. A congregation in Southeast Missouri recently became ...

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‘Bless Your Pastor’ offers practical ways for churches to celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month

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Although there are countless ways to say, “thank you,” sometimes nothing beats cold, hard cash. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) reminds church members that pastors often ...

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Pastor shot dead, congregation takes down killer

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Another Mexican pastor has been killed in his church after a gunman stormed into the middle of the service and shot him at point-blank range. According to persecution watchdog Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), ...

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Internet preachers like Marcus Rogers are drawing millions online

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As those under the age of 35 increasingly avoid brick-and-mortar churches, they are logging in to listen to online preachers who unashamedly share Jesus and Biblical truths through social media. One of ...

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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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