On Christmas Eve, as every year, the program of the evangelical churches on state television broadcast the Christmas service.
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.
Around 300 people joined an experimental 45-minute programme of the German Evangelical Church. 98% was created and performed by machines.
Local officers stormed into the church and “brutally beat church members, used electric shock prods to incapacitate them”, denounces Forum 18.
Through special services and charity events, evangelicals in Latin America commemorate the death and, above all, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Seek to define the values of the church and aspire to be a church that God will trust with newcomers and new believers.
Let’s evaluate our churches and make sure we are not adding any unnecessary barriers for guests that come along.
A bomb exploded during a Sunday baptismal service. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State.
John Newton, a former slave trader who became a pastor, presented his well-known hymn in 1773 to help his congregation understand 1 Chronicles 17:16-17.
Thousands of Germans travel to the island on their holidays. Over 160 Christians from Germany and Switzerland share the gospel with them, along with local believers.
Worship album with “lyrics derived from the Scriptures” is released to “express gratitude, concerns and prayers related to the creation God has entrusted to us”.
The company failed to “reasonably accommodate the employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs” and will pay 44,000€, as well as train its managers on religious discrimination.
An armed group, trying to steal the offering and the attendees, stormed an all-night outdoor worship event with thousands of people.
A new survey shows that “the vast majority of US evangelicals are largely satisfied with their church”. Outreach and in-depth teaching are the weakest of the 14 areas surveyed.
As we take stock after two years of Covid-19 disruption, we will see how local church involvement is critical for all aspects of a healthy life.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance invites churches “to dedicate a Sunday service to reflect on children in need", under the theme ‘To leave no child behind’.
The new law states that Chinese Christians need a state permit to publish religious content, which “should not incite subversion or oppose the communist party leadership”.
At least eight more Christians slain in October. “Christians are being killed, and the government exhibits carelessness”, said evangelical leaders in Kaduna.
How vital it is to think it through, pray it through, and learn lessons in the late summer before another winter comes (whatever that may look like where you are).
The Early Rain Covenant church was already shuttered 2 years ago. Children under 18 are not allowed at church.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance says that the measure “is disproportionate, as the evangelical churches have implemented other effective protection measures from the outset”.
For the first time since December, regular worship services are allowed with a limit of 50 people. “In this time, God has enabled His church to be more intentional”, says the Evangelical Alliance.
There are lots of things to be aware of between the beginning of the service and the sermon itself.
The churches that will recover the best from COVID and the Zoom church phenomenon are those which take thes three marks seriously: preaching, sacraments, and Christian fellowship.
Former Prime Minister states that the measure could "set a precedent" and asks for "the right figures, the right data and the proper information".