The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Spanish preacher and songwriter Alex Sampedro: “It is time to make it clear that we want to bless the cities, we want to present Jesus to the people around us.”
“You need unity in leadership, a clear vision, and people to see a church growing”, says church planter Oivind Augland, in an interview about church planting and growth.
“We can really be a force for good”, says Leif Nummela, Editor-in-Chief for the Finnish Christian magazine Uusi Tie, in an interview about the importance of investigative journalism.
Dave Patty, President of Josiah Venture, about some of the challenges the continent faces.
One obvious implication is the age of retirement for ministers, elders, trustees, and others. Should leaders continue to retire at, say, 65, or as in a number of denominations, 70?
Every church should “identify what are the principal challenges in your city or town, for your neighbours, and for the young people down your street”, says church planter Jim Memory.
A centre for youth empowers children coming from very difficult contexts. “Jesus is their strength in planning and building up their future.”
"The biggest challenge is the internal compromise within the church and especially amongst its leaders".
One of the greatest Olympic winners of all time was Paavo Nurmi, who won twelve medals (nine of them gold) in long-distance running in the 1920's. When he ran, something caught people's attention: he always carried a stop watch. Before anyone said anything, he already knew if he was running well or not.