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International Faith and Family Film Festival to debut at T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  Church, Entertainment, Events, Movies  /  No Comments

DALLAS (WordNews.org) July 16, 2013 – Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest 2013 will include the International Faith and Family Film Festival this year. The film festival will showcase such projects as Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity,” Image Entertainment’s “Winnie Mandela” and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Heaven is for Real,” based on the best-selling book by the same name […]

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A conversation with Josh McDowell: Defending the faith: Pastors need to do a better job (Part 3)

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Church, Featured  /  No Comments

PLANO, Texas (WordNews.org) July 3, 2013  — Josh McDowell says believers in Jesus Christ should stand out in today’s culture. But McDowell said instead, this has become “one of our biggest problems.” “As a church, probably our biggest impact will be how believers live their lives out and stand out different from those around them,” […]

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A conversation with Josh McDowell: What’s wrong with America? (Part 1)

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Books, Church, Entertainment, Featured, Politics  /  No Comments

PLANO, Texas (WordNews.org) June 25, 2013 – Josh McDowell is not an alarmist. And yet the author of 138 books, including “More than a Carpenter” and “Evidence that Demands a Verdict,” is concerned about the direction America is headed in. In an exclusive interview with WordNews.org, the best-selling Christian author and iconic apologist, said the […]

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Giving to religious organization up slightly overall

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  Church, Featured, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

WINCHESTER, Va. (WordNews.org) June 6, 2013 — Giving to large nonprofits and churches affiliated with the Evangelical Council for Financial Giving, an accreditation agency, saw giving rise 2.4 percent in 2012. That compared with a 1.4 percent dip in 2011, according to ECFA. Meanwhile, giving to small nonprofits dropped for the second year in a […]

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Conference focuses on tech tactics for ministry and business

By   /  June 3, 2013  /  Church, Education, Events, Featured  /  No Comments

LA MIRADA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 3, 2013 – A three-day tech conference kicks off here at Biola University tomorrow that will teach attendees how to use cutting-edge technology in their ministry, their business and in their classroom. Bestselling author Michael Hyatt, considered an expert in social media, will be the keynote speaker at the Biola […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Church, Featured, International, Missions, Persecution  /  2 Comments

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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Boston-area churches respond to marathon bombing

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Church, Featured  /  No Comments

BOSTON (WordNews.org) April 17, 2013 — Churches throughout Boston and the surrounding region are opening their doors to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. A website was launched by TechMission, the Emmanuel Gospel Center and the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston. They are partnering with hundreds of churches in the Boston area to […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Church, Events, International, Missions, Persecution  /  No Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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