Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church to Reopen Its Doors Next Month

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church to Reopen Its Doors Next Month Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen will be opening his doors to congregants on October 18th, The Christian Post reports.After 7 long months of simply streaming the services online and on SiriusXM satellite radio, Osteen's church has decided to open its doors again. But congregants must sign up... Read more

ABTSs partnership with Arabic Nazarene Bible College will open doors to future program growth – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) —Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) announced a new partnership with the Arabic Nazarene Bible College that will introduce new perspectives and continue a pattern of cross-denominational collaboration. Arabic Nazarene Bible College operates a semi-formal training program in Lebanon and Jordan training church members. Already, ABTS has a faculty member who belongs to Arabic... Read more

Barna President: 1 in 5 Churches May Shut Their Doors Because of the Pandemic

Barna President: 1 in 5 Churches May Shut Their Doors Because of the Pandemic One in five churches may shutter their doors in the next 18 months, according to Barna Group president David Kinnaman.Kinnaman of the Christian research organization recently sat down with NPR to discuss the state of church giving in light of the... Read more

Open Doors at 65: ‘Christian persecution should concern governments, not just Christians’

A Myanmar pastor praises God.(Photo: Open Doors UK and Ireland)With Open Doors celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, the UK CEO of the charity says it's time that the persecution of Christians was something that concerned everyone, including governments, and not just churchgoers. Henrietta Blyth said: "For too long it has been assumed that standing... Read more

‘We Love You Too Much to Open Our Doors’: Andy Stanley Shares Why His Church Won’t Reopen until 2021

'We Love You Too Much to Open Our Doors': Andy Stanley Shares Why His Church Won't Reopen until 2021 In a rare interview spree, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Ministries is speaking out on his churchs decision to not gather until 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Stanley made the announcement... Read more

Doors of Opportunity – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 29

Doors of Opportunity Part 2 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPe1pMcXUB4[/embed]We know that Jesus is the Door, who stands in the gap (doorway) on our behalf. He alone holds the key and is the One who rules sovereignly over our entrance. Isaiah 22:22 AMPC tells us, "And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his... Read more

Doors of Opportunity Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 21

Doors of Opportunity Part 1 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0e8ft1Ch6A[/embed]A couple of weeks ago, on Friday, June 5, I met my husband at a building supply store to look at new front doors.It was his idea.A long overdue project for our fixer-upper.I joked that this event was date night and what an odd date it was.But I... Read more

Open Doors ‘very concerned’ by threat to religious liberty in Hong Kong

Voters queue to vote at a polling station during district council local elections in Hong Kong, China November 24, 2019.(Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)The head of a human rights group that monitors Christian persecution worldwide has expressed concern over new security legislation the People's Republic of China over the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong.China this week passed... Read more

Open Hearts, Closed Doorways

[ad_1] It's with a heavy coronary heart that hundreds of church buildings throughout the nation have suspended in-person worship providers and Bible research. This isn't a straightforward choice for pastors to make. In occasions of disaster, our homes of worship are sometimes the very best locations to search out hope, consolation, and renewal. Nonetheless, suspending... Read more

Athletes InterVarsity: Opening doorways to Christ by means of sports activities – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) For Orlando Perez, athletics are greater than a pasttime or passion. They modified his life; now, they’re an outlet for sharing his religion. Perez, a visitor speaker hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, is a fitness center instructor and half time workers member of Athletes InterVarsity in Philadelphia. He makes use of... Read more