The venue in Besançon was chosen because it is well served. “It is not the place that makes the church, it is the people who make it”, says the pastor.
On Christmas Eve, as every year, the program of the evangelical churches on state television broadcast the Christmas service.
New data from a group focusing on church planting points to immigration as a key element in the growth of Spanish churches in the last decade.
The official report includes a guide with the most common mistakes and proposals to avoid them.
About 400 evangelical Christians enjoyed a day of fellowship and music. “Together we can learn more about God”, the Portuguese Bible Union director says.
Under the theme 'Shine Called to Influence’, the meeting “does not seek to be massive, but strategic”, says president of Assemblies of God in Spain, Juan Carlos Escobar.
In the traditional ceremony, evangelicals pastors called for unity, reconciliation and justice. Freedom of worship should be enshrined in the Constitution, they said.
In the Southern European country, evangelical churches are the religious minority that grows the most, nearly tripling the presence of Muslim worship places.
Remember how 2020 was expected to be a watershed year? The hopes that Covid-19 would force lifestyle changes?
This was the sixth edition of the youth event in Poland, in which over 3,500 people have already participated so far.
The effects of the restrictions are analysed by churches in Germany, Slovakia, UK and Portugal.
The church’s worship was previously disrupted in May, when at least 40 Muslims stopped the midday service at the café.
After three days of street evangelism, thousands of people attended the closing event of “Barcelona, Jesus loves you”.
In Mission '87, Graham Kendrick and I shared the worship leading for the 10,000 young people coming from all corners of Western Europe and even a smattering from across the Iron Curtain.
According to research, 44% of Portuguese evangelical churches were started after the year 2001. Many pastors are from Brazil but 7 in 10 new believers are nationals.
The Breccia di Roma has paid €12,000 in legal fees to defend their right to a have a recognised worship place. “As a minority, you have to work two to three times harder to access what other groups have more easily”.
TIME Magazine coined the phrase ‘Jesus Revolution’ to describe the sudden surge in young people turning to the Christian faith in the ’70s.
The regional parliament tries to solve the problem of worship places and creates an Interreligious Council for faith minorities.
Attackers entered the worship place, smashed windows, destroyed the prayer room, and wrote the message: “The last prophet was Mohamed”.
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.
Around 300 people joined an experimental 45-minute programme of the German Evangelical Church. 98% was created and performed by machines.
“Our reputation among the non-Roma people is very recognisable in a good way”, says Pastor Selim Alijevic. Before having a building, the church helped start two dozens of other congregations.
Most drivers who enter these worship places built in service stations across the country are over 50 and stay around fifteen minutes.
The event takes place every year to celebrate Pentecost. “We long for people to become familiar with who Jesus is”, say the organisers.
The president got over 52% of the vote and will lead the county five more years. Christians and other minorities still face restrictions in their freedoms.