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Springfield men’s conference kicks out Mark Driscoll for criticizing “stripper” pole

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Pastor Mark Driscoll, a guest speaker at a Springfield, Mo. men’s conference, was kicked off stage after comparing a sword-swallowing entertainment act to a stripper’s pole. The Stronger Men’s Conference is organized ...

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MOPS rebrands as MomCO after 50 years of service


MOPS International is making a big change after 50 years serving young moms with encouragement. The organization will now be known as MomCo. In a press release, the group said the rebranding ...

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New adultery, blackmail allegations concerning IHOPKC worship leaders


New accusations, including blackmail about leadership at the International House of Prayer Kansas City, have surfaced. Former worship leader Misty Edwards, who denied being an abuse victim of the ministry’s founder Mike Bickle in ...

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Joint Statement on the Allegations Against Mike Bickle

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In a joint statement, numerous leaders in the Christian community and individuals formerly closely tied to IHOPKC have weighed in on the investigation into allegations, facts, and admissions by Mike Bickle concerning ...

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YWAM releases names of 11 missionaries killed in bus crash


Eleven missionaries with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) were killed in a bus crash in Tanzania on over the weekend. They are among more than 25 who have died from injuries. The ...

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Optimism over giving in 2024 despite economy

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A recent survey found reason for optimism about faith-based giving in 2024. Despite ongoing economic challenges, donations to churches and ministries remain strong. That’s according to the Giving in Faith report from ...

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Granger Smith excited moving from country music success to ministry

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Granger Smith has no regrets as he transitions from country music singer to full-time ministry. “I’m just so excited about it,” he says. “I have so much joy just even thinking about ...

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Solutions for the “irreversible decline” of American Christianity

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Few things have occupied the American Christian mind the past few years like the seemingly inevitable decline in the American Christian population. The Atlantic ran a piece from Tim Keller called “American ...

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Silent Stories Lost in the middle of Pro-life/Pro-choice debate


Lost in the middle of the Pro-life/Pro-choice debate sit millions of women and men impacted by their abortion experience. Abortion is arguably one of the most heated discussions in today’s culture. Both ...

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Half of pastors wanted to ditch pulpit since 2020

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A shortage of pastors for American churches may be looming. More than half have seriously considered leaving the ministry since 2020 for various reasons, a new study from the Hartford Institute for ...

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IHOP University president resigns over Bickle allegations


The fallout continues from allegations concerning leaders of the International House of Prayer as more resignations are announced. The organization announced on social media that David Sliker is stepping down as president ...

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Lisa Robertson, daughter-in-law of CBN founder Pat Robertson, dies at age 69

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Lisa Robertson, the daughter-in-law of CBN founder Pat Robertson, died last weekend at age 69, CBN News reported She met her husband, Tim Robertson, in college in Virginia when she invited Pat ...

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$4.5 million? Ministry Watch lists 100 highly-paid leaders


Who are the 100 highly-paid ministry executives in the United States? Ministry Watch compiled a list with publicly available information derived from the latest Form 990 prepared by each ministry. “We are ...

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FCA celebrates banner year for leading athletes to Christ

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More than 51,000 student athletes, coaches and volunteers made decisions for Christ through the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in fiscal year 2023. “The best gift we can give and ...

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“Crazy Goat Lady” in Excelsior Springs making a difference for families around the world

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A retired woman in Excelsior Springs, Mo., doesn’t mind being known as the Crazy Goat Lady. Sharon Baker has helped dozens of families around the world over the past decade. Her vision ...

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IHOPKC officially cuts ties with founder Mike Bickle

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The International House of Prayer in Kansas City on Friday officially cut ties with founder Mike Bickle. In late October a group of former IHOPKC leaders accused Bickle of a pattern of ...

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Slavic Gospel Association giving “stars of hope” to children in Israel, Ukraine

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Hope is in short supply this year for many children caught in the wars raging in Israel and Ukraine. American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel’s Child that will deliver ...

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Ministry provides hope to 65,000 prisoners this Christmas

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As Americans gather to celebrate Christmas with friends and family, it can be easy to forget the nation’s prisoners, who are not free to go home for the holidays. Good News Global ...

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City Union Mission distributing over 11,000 gifts to at-risk families

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The City Union Mission Christmas Store, a key component of the ministry’s Mission Christmas outreach, will close on December 21. Here, at-risk, income-qualified men, women, and children can “shop” for their families ...

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Engineer for K-LOVE sued for embezzlement

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An engineer for K-LOVE and Air1 radio has been accused of embezzlement by a professional radio association. Shane Toven, a senior broadcast engineer for Educational Media Foundation (EMF) which owns the radio ...

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‘I sinned:” IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle admits to “inappropriate behavior”

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Mike Bickle, the founder of the International House of Prayer, on Tuesday admitted to past sins and misconduct that caused “pain, confusion and division in the body of Christ.” The statement can ...

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Ministry and music propels the Gospel in Cuba


MATANZAS, Cuba — Church members in this port city overlooking the Bay of Matanzas sang “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” on a recent Sunday as they celebrated the baptisms of five new Christians. Afterward, about ...

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National Geographic film “The Mission” tells story of murdered missionary

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“The Mission,” a new documentary film from National Geographic, shares the story of John Chau, a 26-year-old missionary who was killed by the Sentinelese tribe after he traveled to North Sentinel Island, ...

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Christian Family Services—A reliable resource for Expectant, Birth, and Adoptive Parents

We are a ministry designed to serve those God brings to us—whether it be an expectant parent who has just learned they are unexpectedly pregnant, a woman who has just given birth ...

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Kids find Christ through the expanding ministry of YFC

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“We pursue kids where they are, instead of expecting them to come to us,” says the CEO of Youth for Christ, Jacob Bland. “Together, through trusted relationships, we point them to Jesus, ...

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