The power of quiet, steady, unspectacular ministry for God

J John 24 October 2020 | 9:55 AM Charles Simeon (1759-1836)Many Christian heroes made a difference to the world by travelling it; Charles Simeon made a difference by staying in the same place ministering for fifty-four years. Simeon was born in 1759 to a wealthy, upper-class family in the south-east of England who had only... Read more

Prison Ministry Initiative Is Shut Down for Showing Preferential Treatment to Christians

Prison Ministry Initiative Is Shut Down for Showing Preferential Treatment to Christians A Christian Ministry that housed inmates in improved conditions if they were Christians was told to stop immediately. A judge deemed that the action ignored the constitutional rights of inmates subscribing to other faiths, The Christian Post reports.The ruling comes after a lawsuit... Read more

Former Inmate Handcrafts 11-Foot Cross for Prison Ministry

Former Inmate Handcrafts 11-Foot Cross for Prison Ministry A former inmate who came to Christ after hearing the gospel message from a Hollywood Impact Studios prison ministry has crafted an 11-foot cross to be used in prison ministry.After becoming a Christian, Alfio, who was arrested more than 50 times, was released 2 years earlier than... Read more

123 Students, Faculty Contract COVID-19 at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

123 Students, Faculty Contract COVID-19 at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Bethel Church-affiliated Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, located in the small California county of Shasta, reportedly has 123 positive cases of coronavirus among its students and faculty.The county has received a grand total of 1,158 cases since March. The latest spike hit 500 confirmed cases,... Read more

Christian ministry helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction suspended from Facebook

REUTERS/KhamFacebook has removed the page of an interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people struggling with unwanted sexual attractions and gender confusion. The Restored Hope Network said its Facebook page had been removed without notice or explanation by the social media giant. The organisation's executive director Anne Paul said the suspension was a "chilling example of... Read more

Online Gospel ministry in Myanmar producing new believers

Myanmar (MNN) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a Global Disciples ministry team in Myanmar to get creative with their Gospel outreach and they are seeing the Holy Spirit move. Buddhism is the majority religion in Myanmar and religious extremists want to keep it that way. Only six percent of the population follows Jesus. (Photo... Read more

Court rejects attempts to curtail street preacher’s ministry

Preacher Mike Overd(Facebook/Mike Overd)A High Court judge has rejected an attempt by police to limit a Christian man's street preaching.  Avon and Somerset Police had been seeking an injunction against Mike Overd, from Taunton, that would have prevented him from preaching in a single town or parish for more than 20 minutes a day.  The... Read more

Pandemic drives prayer ministry to Kenyas streets

Kenya (MNN) — A ministry team in eastern Kenya went from gathering in groups to praying in the street because of the pandemic. And they are seeing God move. Kenya is a Christian-majority nation, but many of their people groups least-reached with the Gospel are in the eastern part of the country. Global Disciples exists... Read more

Ravi Zacharias’ Ministry is Investigating Multiple Claims of Sexual Misconduct at Spas | RELEVANT

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) is opening an investigation into numerous allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct on the part of its late founder. The allegations were made by three massage therapists who worked at Atlanta-area spas co-owned by the famed Christian apologist, who passed away in May. Three massage therapists opened up to Christianity... Read more

God ‘Led Me to’ Congress, Sen. James Lankford Says: This Is ‘My Ministry’ of Service

God 'Led Me to' Congress, Sen. James Lankford Says: This Is 'My Ministry' of Service A U.S. senator who was in ministry before he was elected to office says hes still serving God in Congress only in a different way.Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) served as program director from 1996 to 2009 at the Baptist General... Read more

Will politics and the pandemic reshape ministry in China? – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Tension between the U.S. and China remains at an all-time high. Saber-rattling from China and a U.S. ban on Chinese social media are the latest developments in a year of division. Analysts say investments have fallen to a new nine-year low as U.S. companies feel pressured to leave Chinese markets. How do... Read more

3 Ways to Prepare for the Battles of Ministry

Strategize Pastors and ministry leaders are not just leaders, building the household of faith; we are also soldiers under attack on the battlefield of faith. As Gods appointed leaders, we need to strategically plan for evangelism, discipleship, church growth, church planting, and church revitalization, but we must at the same time also strategize together for... Read more

John MacArthur says he’ll start prison ministry if he’s put in jail over church services

John MacArthur is refusing to bow to Covid church closure mandates.(Photo: Grace Community Church)Megachurch pastor John MacArthur has shrugged off threats of prison time over his refusal to comply with Covid church closure orders.  MacArthur told Fox News he had received a letter warning he faces up to six months in jail if Grace Community... Read more

John MacArthur Says He’ll Start a ‘Jail Ministry’ if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors

John MacArthur Says He'll Start a 'Jail Ministry' if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors California pastor John MacArthur said this week hes willing to go to jail for holding indoor services in defiance of coronavirus health restrictions and that, if arrested, hell preach the gospel there, too.A judge last week upheld Los Angeles County health restrictions... Read more

50 lessons from 50 years in ministry

(Photo: Unsplash/JJ Jordan)Paul Beasley-Murray was ordained in 1970, later becoming Principal of Spurgeon's College and Chairman of the College of Baptist Ministers. After five decades of fruitful ministry, he has accumulated a wealth of experience and has more than a thing or two he can share with other ministers. With that in mind, his latest... Read more

Church Ministry After COVID-19: What Comes Next?

What will our church look like in this new era? This is the question many pastors are trying to think through now. Thom Rainer’s new book, The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation, is a timely answer to this question. Rainerfounder and CEO of Church Answers... Read more

Megachurch pastor steps back from ministry over sin of pride

Pastor Todd Wagner co-founded Watermark Community Church 20 years ago. He said he had been asked to "step back" temporarily to address his pride.(Photo: Facebook/Watermark Community Church)Dallas Pastor Todd Wagner has announced he's taking a break from ministry to deal with the sin of pride. Addressing his 11,000-strong megachurch, Wagner suggested that a pastor's sin... Read more

How Should I Pray When I Want to Quit Ministry?

Every pastor is a unique person with his own gifting and personality, strengths and weaknesses; but most pastors also have several things in common. Most of us battle insecurity. Too often were workaholics and perfectionists. We tend to obsess over what others think (though we tend to deny it, especially to other pastors). We battle... Read more

‘Divine Intervention’ Christian Ministry Buys Former Strip Club, Converts it to ‘Revival Center’

'Divine Intervention' Christian Ministry Buys Former Strip Club, Converts it to 'Revival Center' A former strip club in Clyman, Wis., that was the site of a human trafficking case soon will be a Christian ministry center.Adoration Abode, a non-profit Christian ministry in Watertown, Wis., that assists those in need, purchased this summer the building of... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Is the Place of Gods Word in My Ministry?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Colleen McFadden: When answering the question about how valuable our ministry is, if we’re not teaching the Bible, I think it would be helpful to really understand what the Bible is about and... Read more

Mali coup brings ministry to a halt – Mission Network News

Mali (MNN) — As if COVID-19 didnt usher in enough change for one year, Mali enters a new season of uncertainty following Tuesdays military coup. Soldiers forced President Keita to step down and dissolve the National Assembly. The move was a long time coming, says TWRs Abdoulaye Sangho, but concern surrounds what happens next. Officials... Read more

Ministry adapts to overcome trouble in Cap Haitien – Mission Network News

Haiti (MNN) — Life is tough in Haiti, the western hemispheres poorest country. For most, daily essentials are inaccessible; half of all Haitians lack clean water, while a third of the population is considered food insecure. Things are getting even more difficult in the north. Tourism giants Royal Caribbean and American Airlines recently cut services... Read more

10 Tips for Finding a Ministry Position During the Pandemic

Just before everything closed due to COVID-19, our church hired an associate pastor. At the final elder meeting prior to his candidating weekend, I overheard a side conversation between two of our elders. One said, So, Im reading about this coronavirus thing. I don’t think its just going to go away. The other responded, Yeah,... Read more

The 8 Stages of Long-Term Pastoral Ministry

Youre a recent seminary grad and youve just been elected to your first pastorate. What might a young pastor expect in the years ahead? Or perhaps youre starting year 10 and everythings going well, but you feel tired, even stagnant. How can you continue to navigate the twists and turns of pastoral ministry and endure... Read more

Ministry in China looks different post-pandemic – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Around the world, countries like China are rolling back pandemic-related restrictions. During the journey back to a new normal, many ministries are finally able to return to the methods theyre used to for doing ministry. But not everything is simply going to revert back to pre-pandemic ministry. In fact, China Partner reports... Read more

Pandemic provides space for ministry innovation – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — An ancient Chinese proverb reads: When the winds of change blow, some people build walls. Others build windmills. Its a quote often used to inspire innovation something a Cru leader says is vital to navigating COVID-19 restrictions. People dont innovate until they really are forced to innovate. Sometimes, just one constraint will... Read more

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics A Christian ministry in the United Kingdom recently received death threats, had its bank accounts closed, and saw Instagram and Facebook removed content from their pages. In addition, Core Issues Trust, which is committed to supporting men and women who voluntarily want... Read more

Podcast: The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Perservering in Ministry In this episode, Jeff Robinson, coeditor of Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime, discusses the unique blessings and burdens of pastoral ministry. He reflects on the challenging seasons in ministry from his own lifeseasons when he contemplated leaving... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Ministry Network) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Ministry Network by Westminster, and today they are giving away some free memberships. But what if things were different? Are you often discouraged by social media? If youre like us, then the answer is Yes! The big social media companies pretend to be freebut in reality, you... Read more