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Death of megachurch pastor near St. Louis ruled a suicide

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The death of Darrin Patrick, pastor of Seacoast Church in Pacific, Mo., has officially been ruled a suicide. Patrick died May 7 from a gunshot wound. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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88-year-old Kansas City pastor finally wins long battle against COVID-19

Bishop Daniel Jordan, founder and pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, knows how to fight the good fight. He finally has overcome COVID-19, which he had ...

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Lessons learned during lockdown can be valuable as churches move forward

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As many churches reopen, it’s important to remember lessons learned during the lockdown, said Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles. “Before we leave the worst part of the pandemic ...

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Donations to churches and ministries hold steady throughout pandemic

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Churches across the nation are feeling encouraged after their congregations stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations to churches and ministries have remained strong.  In a reversal of earlier fears for the ...

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Southern Baptists elect first black executive committee chair

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) made history this week when its Executive Committee elected its first black chairperson. The largest Christian Protestant denomination unanimously elected Rolland Slade, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga., ...

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Men’s ministry TGIW uses technology to turn crisis into opportunity

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Thousands of men throughout Kansas City and beyond have gathered each week to learn, pray and hold each other accountable since TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) began in 2001. The ministry that ...

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Slavic Gospel Association helping hard-hit families in Russia as infections rise

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A U.S.-based mission to Russia and the former Soviet Union has distributed more than 500,000 meals to desperate families as Russia’s coronavirus infections hit a new high. Russia has jumped to third ...

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Church resumes outreach to hard-hit Navajo Nation

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The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on Native American reservations, such as the Navajo Nation in Arizona. “When you go there, I promise you it is a different world,” Pastor Scott ...

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Memorial for Ravi Zacharias will be livestreamed Friday morning

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Tributes continue to pour in for evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19 at age 74 after a brief battle with cancer. His life and legacy will be celebrated ...

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Middle East nations experiencing spike in domestic abuse during lockdown

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As billions of people around the world are told to stay safe at home, many are finding that home is not always a safe place. Middle East Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 said ...

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How Ravi Zacharias found Christ at Youth for Christ

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Around the world, those who  knew or were impacted by the ministry of Ravi Zacharias are mourning his loss. The Christian apologist’s death on May 19 at the age of 74, has ...

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Ravi Zacharias dies overnight after losing battle with cancer

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Christian apologist and Bible teacher Ravi Zacharias, 74, passed away at his home in Atlanta in the early hours of May 19.  Zacharias lost his battle with a rare form of cancer ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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Presidential Prayer Team plans virtual event for National Day of Prayer

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The Presidential Prayer Team, the national, nonpartisan prayer ministry for America and its leaders, said it will host the largest virtual prayer event in the nation’s history on the National Day of ...

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Satellite ministry SAT-7 sees Middle East audience surge from COVID-19 lockdown

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Millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa are finding help right in their own homes through “living television.” In the region where Christianity began but is now a minority ...

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Federal lawsuit filed against Christian health care sharing ministry            

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A company purporting to be a Christian health care sharing ministry has scammed people and failed to provide coverage, according to a new lawsuit. Aliera Companies and Trinity Healthshare has been charged ...

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Hope Faith Ministries seeks donations to help homeless

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The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work. READ: Chiefs ...

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Back to the Bible offers free digital app for churches

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To help churches stay connected and minister to their members during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Back to the Bible is offering a free digital app for churches. The BttB.App platform offers ...

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World Vision activating distribution network to help needy families

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World Vision is activating its widespread network of existing partners to distribute food and supply kits to needy families during the coronavirus pandemic. The ministry is working from 13 strategic locations across ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship provides online tools for explaining pandemic to children

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The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is hard enough for adults to comprehend, much less children. Child Evangelism Fellowship is providing online help with conversing with children about such troubling situations as the coronavirus ...

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Local church conference spread COVID-19 to attendees

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Multiple people who attended a recent church conference in Kansas City, Kan., have become ill and have tested positive for COVID-19. The Kansas East Jurisdiction’s Ministers and Workers Conference was held on ...

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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

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Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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Famous chefs to prepare meals for local homeless

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City Union Mission will become a four-star restaurant Tuesday with a little help from some famous local chefs. On March 24, Michael Smith and his team from the Farina and Extra Virgin restaurants will prepare a ...

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Midtown Kansas City church hands shoppers $50 gift cards for groceries

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The coronavirus threat has created an opportunity for area churches to serve those less fortunate. On Sunday afternoon, members of City of Truth church in midtown Kansas City handed out $50 gift ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship looking for summer volunteers

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Warmer temperatures are a reminder that summer vacation from school is right around the corner. Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for volunteers to help share God’s word with local youth. Several options ...

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