How Grace Baptist Church in Hillsong is preparing for life after the death of Grace’s son

The Grace Baptist Community Church in South Hillsong, Victoria, has confirmed the death in May of its pastor, Rev. Grace Grace Baptist.The Hillsong Church in nearby Melbourne was one of the churches affected by the flooding.Dr. Grace Baptist, 88, who has been pastor of the Hillsong Community Church for nearly 40 years, died at home on May 16.The church was […]

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‘It’s not just about the weather’: Living Waters Church opens to the public in Glasgow

Living Waters, a congregation of people living in Scotland’s Great Ormond Street, has welcomed a new visitor for a few days with open arms.The Scottish Church of England is opening the church to the wider public for a day on Friday to celebrate its 70th anniversary.A group of 100-150 people are expected to gather at the church’s St Mary’s Hall […]

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‘God is a good guy’: Father says God is ‘always with us’

The father of a 10-year-old girl whose church was destroyed by arsonists in Washington state says God has been a “good guy” and is “always with” her.The 10-month-old is currently in the custody of local authorities, but the family says she is “still alive.”The girl’s father, Joel Wintrich, said he is “so grateful” that his daughter is alive.He said the […]

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How to become a Christian in the world’s worst countries

Christianity has become the world religion, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story.It’s a world of faiths that are increasingly competing for the same space.The Times examines how religion shapes people, how faith affects how societies function, and why it’s important to think about how the world could change.

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How to create a Christian church without a wall

The concept of a church without any walls is becoming increasingly common in modern Christian circles, and the question is whether churches can be built without them.According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter of Americans say churches should be built with walls, which are built to keep people out.And many churches around the country have walls because […]

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How Grace Family Church has created a church for a new generation

Grace Family has been in existence for two decades.The new Grace Family Missionary Baptist Church, in San Francisco’s Bayview District, is set to open this fall.But the church has always had an online presence, a platform that allows people to meet in a space where they can share their own faith.Today, the Grace Family website offers a series of community […]

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Victory Church wins $3M in new lawsuit over alleged sex abuse

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the state of California will be forced to pay a $3.4 million settlement to a woman who alleged that the church in her hometown of Los Angeles abused her.The settlement comes just days after the church filed a federal lawsuit against the city of L.A., alleging that it failed to report […]

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How a church shooting in Charleston may have triggered the Charleston church shooting

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was the site of a massacre in March 2017.One of the victims, Dylann Roof, was convicted of the murders of nine black parishioners in 2015.In January 2018, Roof was sentenced to death for the murders.He is currently on death row at the state’s death row.The church is home to the South Carolina […]

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‘Happiest Place on Earth’: New England church to reopen after hurricane

NEW YORK — The Rev. Richard G. O’Dell, who led the Boston church in a Sunday vigil and prayed over its broken-down walls and broken-out furniture, was back Monday, and he had a message for those who don’t want to be moved by a hurricane.“This church was just devastated, and we were just devastated.And then the storm came and destroyed […]

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