The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
The Belgium Evangelical Mission (BEM) changed its name to ‘ViaNova’ (new way). ‘We dream to see a thriving movement of integrated Communities of disciples of Jesus throughout Belgium’.
A church in Lugo welcomes families of refugees from Latin America who arrive in the city. “A space of security where the Christian community can be open and inclusive”.
Rwanda commemorates the 25th anniversary of the end of a genocide that killed more than 800,000. “The church has played a pivotal role in healing and reconciliation”.
Public proclamation and “attractive Christian communities” should go hand in hand. Missiologist Lindsay Brown illustrates it with practical examples.
If you want to search and know God, his church is crucial.
Around 280 people attended the Christian Surfers International Gathering in France. Phil Williams: “At the heart of what we do is our relationship with God, and how we react in our community”.
How the gospel transforms the Untouchable to the Touched-by-Grace.
“We will never reach Europe if we do not plant churches [...] It is necessary to impact our community”, said Øivind Augland in a M4 meeting held in Barcelona.
Twice-monthly social events are held for between 80-150 people, sometimes even more. The asylum seekers and refugees cook meals from their own countries, with occasional British cuisine.
Blessing Makwara, General Secretary of the Evangelical Community of Zimbabwe urged “all members of the Body of Christ across the globe to continue interceding for peaceful transitions”.
A local Spanish television channel reports on the Centro Cristiano La Roca church, which has people of more than 15 nationalities among its members.
Practical resources for advancing the Great Commission.
The blaze started in an old nightclub nearby. Around 40 people were evacuated.“Building or no building, the church will worship God and serve our community”, the pastor says.
A lot of churches own a building which lies empty for most of the week. This is madness, why not use your real estate to make friends with your community?
Around 200,000 people gather each week in the 1,000 Church of Philadelphia temples throughout Spain. This Roma community has the recognition of the Spanish government for its social work.
God is like a dynamic of love who enters the world so as to redeem and include sinners in its eternal, ecstatic embrace.
Christians must not give up disagreeing with each other. For the sake of truth it matters that we disagree but how we disagree makes all the difference.
Debora means “bee”, an animal regarded by the Hebrews as organised, wise and hard-working.
The key question is whether Catholicism can consider popular Protestantism as God´s work. It is the same question that many traditional Protestant denominations also ask themselves.
Evangelist Michael Green speaks on how to mobilise the local church for effective evangelism.
“You are never going to be a healthy community if you think of the church as a place”, says pastor Connie Duarte in an interview about how to live in community as the Body of Christ.
A suggestion on how to deal with Halloween and other popular festivals.
“Highly religious” USA citizens are happier and more involved with family and in their communities, a Pew Research survey says. When weighing major life decisions, 7 out of 10 evangelicals said they prayed.
Representatives meeting in Germany exhorted churches in all European countries to “not confuse our own cultural identity with theological essentials.”
The invitation-only congress brings together hundreds of evangelical Christian leaders from across Europe for specialised training, mentoring, resource sharing, and networking.