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Homeschooling as a First Choice

Before we pack their first lunch, buy the first-day-of-school outfit, and permanently marker their name on everything our child owns— we need to have a sit-down and really think upon the … more

Russian Christians Send Aid to Hungry Families

Churches in Russia launched a campaign to help families in need as Coronavirus infections in the country continue to surge. The post Russian Christians Send Aid to Hungry Families appeared … more

Interview with Actor Cole Marcus from Hit Film ‘I Can Only Imagine’

Actor and drummer Cole Marcus from the hit movie “I Can Only Imagine” has one main goal: “To do God’s will.” Now 21, Cole’s career started long before landing the co-starring role … more

Online Church Attendance Pitfalls for Families and How to Avoid Them

For almost five months many of us have been “church-less,” meaning, we have nowhere to go, but our living rooms for church. For some families, this may have been an effortless transition. … more

John Crist Returns Online After Months on Hiatus

Christian comedian John Crist returns online after months of silence in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. The post John Crist Returns Online After Months on Hiatus appeared first on … more

Mass Celebrated in California Church Destroyed by Fire

Devoted Christians attended Mass on July 12 at a church in California that was destroyed by a massive fire the previous day. The post Mass Celebrated in California Church Destroyed by Fire … more

Public Health Order Banning Indoor Services

Sacramento, CA – At the behest of Governor Gavin Newsom, late yesterday the Director of the California Department of Public Health issued an order banning indoor church services for 30 … more

Christian Home Educators Association Provides One-Stop-Shop for Parents

T here is currently a tidal wave of new homeschoolers due to the pandemic. As school districts pivot to distance learning or unveil plans to return to classrooms with students and teachers … more

California churches ordered to cancel indoor worship in at least 30 counties

Many California Southern Baptist pastors will likely find ways to continue to worship while obeying Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday (July 13) order forbidding indoor worship once again. … more

FIRST-PERSON: Big decisions

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- When we are faced with uncertain times, we can find ourselves stuck in a holding pattern because we can't decide what to do. Margaret Thatcher said this about … more

Disney Plus’ ‘Hamilton’ is marvelous, but it’s not kid-friendly

His name is Alexander Hamilton, and he’s one of the smartest people in Colonial America you’ll ever meet. He’s also confident (even cocky), determined (perhaps a workaholic) and ahead of … more

California Bans Church Singing

The California state government has issued a directive that temporarily bans singing and chanting in church and other places of worship. The post California Bans Church Singing appeared first … more

VBS Programs Go Virtual

Families look forward to Vacation Bible School (VBS) every summer, but the Coronavirus pandemic has prevented most programs from pushing through. … more

Pastor Admits Mistake in Allowing Hugs in Church

Pastor Ron Arbaugh of Calvary Chapel in San Antonio, Texas accepts full responsibility for a COVID-19 outbreak in his church. The post Pastor Admits Mistake in Allowing Hugs in Church appeared … more

Update

Most pastors are struggling with the regathering process because we are clearly in a time where strategic wisdom is required. First of all, I personally believe the enemy of the church is trying to … more

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

(CNN)While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can't sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in … more

50th Anniversary of Lifeway Baptist Church, Vista

Sunday, June 21, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lifeway Baptist Church in Vista.  Plans for special services and events to commemorate Lifeway Church’s historic … more

‘Class of 2019’ church plants turn challenges into ministry opportunities

OAKLAND, Calif. (NAMB) — Church planting missionaries expect obstacles when launching new ministries in parts of North America that need gospel-proclaiming churches. For the “class of … more

In Times of Crisis, Pray and Help One Another

When times are difficult, never forget to say a prayer for ALL our men and women in uniform, their families, and our beloved veterans. Each earnest prayer said for those in need helps the downcast … more

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith

CDC offers the following general considerations to help communities of faith discern how best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe.  Millions of Americans … more
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