As a report in the United Kingdom confirms the abuses committed by influential preacher Mike Pilavichi, the Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom urges leaders to “put integrity above ease and popularity”.
The war revealed the importance of the local church responding to crisis. The church is a humanitarian army present in many communities, skilled and equipped as a team for service.
The Office for the Protection of the Constitution monitors the movement of a Baptist and a free Evangelical church for “extremist statements” and conspiracy theories.
Evicted from its church building in February 2021, banned from meeting for worship in the church car park, Minsk's New Life Pentecostal Church has now seen its building bulldozed.
An evangelical leader in Belgrade shares about the mood of the country after the violence that killed 17 people. “On Sunday churches did not sing. Instead, we were praying, and a Christian psychologist shared about how to find support and encouragement”.
Kate Forbes, 32, is widely respected for leading the finance and economy areas. But her Christian commitment makes her unfit for office, politicians and journalists are saying.
35 years later, the event continues to succeed in bringing together churches for a day of sport and fun.
In a country with strong LGBTQ movements inside Protestantism, the Federation of Free Evangelical Churches starts to face internal tensions, as seen in the last General Assembly.
“We regret that Geneva is trampling on its tradition of tolerance and damaging its reputation as a capital of human rights”, says an evangelical representative in the Swiss Canton.
As a church, we talk to all because they are loved by God and try to lead them to the faith in Jesus. But we also claim our right to form life from the Holy Scriptures.
John Stevens leads the FIEC, one of the church groups escaping the negative trend: “The gospel alone is God’s power for salvation, it is not surprising that faithful churches are growing”.
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 study recently launched shows that free churches supported around 180,000 people during the pandemic. “There is no hope stronger than the one we find in Jesus”, they say.
A survey finds that 64% of young people in Germany believe in God and 84% have prayed at least once.
“We want to do justice to the religious background of army personnel”, the head of the army chaplaincy says. Swiss free churches describe the agreement as “historic”.
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.
“Faith shows that there is more than the current situation”, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder, said during the “Germany prays together” online event.
A survey shows that women have more existential questions than men, while Protestants and Catholics are the ones who think more about the meaning of life.
Mikael Laursen leads the “FrikirkeNet”, a Danish project of free churches. He explains how they have had every third member of Parliament visiting a church.
A journalistic report of ARD-SWR concludes that evangelical churches grow because they offer “an old message” in “a new packaging”.
A lot of churches own a building which lies empty for most of the week. This is madness, why not use your real estate to make friends with your community?
Eighty-seven new places of worship have been opened in the last six months of 2017. There are now 4,045 evangelical premises throughout the country.
The cryptocurrency, created in 2009, is used by hundreds of thousands. “It will be part of our daily lives”, the church in Zurich says.
Free evangelicals are the Christian group showing strongest support for presence of faith in the political sphere.
About 390’000 people attend a Christian church in Scotland. The growth of Pentecostals and free evangelicals is not enough to stop the decline of the other denominations.