Listen to the interview with the new chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, elected at the global congress held in Madrid in October 2023.
A Belarusian court upholds liquidation of the New Life Church, for failing to re-register and allegedly “spread propaganda of war”.
4,300 participants from all over the world attended the World Congress of the largest Pentecostal denomination. Reaching new generations and church planting, major goals. A report from the Madrid Arena.
Pastor Vyacheslav Goncharenko of New Life Church will be detained for at least 10 days, as trial begins against congregation for spreading “extremist material”.
In 2019 alone, 17 new churches were opened every day, according to a study by the University of Sao Paulo.
It is the evangelical denomination with the largest presence in Spain. Its annual congress was themed “In His Presence, towards greater things”.
According to data presented by the Kyiv-based Institute for Religious Freedom, almost 500 religious sites have been damaged in the first year of the war.
Sergei Ryakhovsky is accused of “publicly supporting and justifying the Russian war”. 21 leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church are also sanctioned.
A bomb exploded during a Sunday baptismal service. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State.
Contextualization among the tribal people in Northern Luzon, Philippines. An article by Julie Ma.
Neo-paganist and humanist movements find their place as a reaction to Christianity. Migrants have changed the landscape of a country in which most are still registered as Lutherans.
Vitaly Vlasenko, a pastor in Moscow, in an open letter: “As a citizen, I apologize to all those who have suffered, lost loved ones and relatives, or lost their place of residence”.
“We need to repent for what we have done, first to God and then to the people of Ukraine”, pastors write in an open letter. Russian authorities impose new restrictions on freedom of speech.
In Russia, evangelical Christians are asking Vladimir Putin to seek a negotiation to “find a peaceful solution”.
Spanish evangelicals denounce that “fundamental freedoms are at risk”, due to “authoritarian” legislative initiatives and “demand for all the right to think differently and to freely express it”.
A 2022 report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity shows that Pentecostals are the fastest growing Christian denomination worldwide.
An armed group, trying to steal the offering and the attendees, stormed an all-night outdoor worship event with thousands of people.
The Pentecostal leader helped US Assemblies of God grow in areas like church planting and ethnic diversity.
The trial against the Christian parliamentarian charged with “ethnic agitation” against homosexuals will start in January.
Church trends in the 21st century.
The Baptist Union reported slight losses and the Pentecostal Union experienced a strong growth. In 2019, the Catholic and the Protestant Churches lost over 270,000 members each.
A radical feminist group claims the attack. It caused damages of 40,000 Euro, but pastor says the church “hopes and prays for a peaceful coexistence” in Tübingen.
The German-American preacher dedicated most years of his ministry to preach the gospel in the African continent.
A study shows that evangelical churches give migrants “the opportunity to integrate into the community and establish relationships”. It calls the political authorities to use these opportunities better.
The flagship theological schools of the Pentecostal Union and the Baptist Union in Moscow have been banned from admitting students.