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Experts give churches safety pointers after pastor’s murder

In light of the shooting that killed Illinois pastor Fred Winters March 8, some might ask, “What’s a church to do?” Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., was preaching when a man walked down the aisle, pulled out a gun and fatally shot Winters in the chest. Two security officers at Southern […]

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Reaching out to Immokalee

The workers wore T-shirts reading: “1st Annual Immokalee Family Outreach,” with the words of John 3:16 written in English, Creole and Spanish. Saturday, Feb. 21 was a long day for everyone, but in the end 500 people were fed, 92 accepted the Lord, hundreds were prayed over and lasting relationships were formed. This is what […]

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The Embassy reaches out to youth at Restoration Church

A monstrous base blared in the foreground, electronic instruments simulated a loose melody and rapid-fire lyrics and street talk boomed from the stage in Naples recently. But all this noise was not streaming from a nightclub; it came from a church. And the rap, rhythm and rhymes were all centered on one thing – glorifying […]

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PBA holds the line on costs next year

In consideration of families who value Christian higher education but are concerned about the volatility of today’s economy, Palm Beach Atlantic University has frozen some tuition rates and student charges for the 2009–2010 academic year. Charges for housing and meal plans will not increase this fall, President David W. Clark said. While the university’s contract […]

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The new face of Coral Ridge

Billy Graham’s grandson makes his mark on South Florida as the new pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian – preaching revival all along the way Tullian Tchividjian is making a statement in South Florida, and it’s not very fashionable. Tchividjian, founding pastor of New City Church in Coconut Creek and grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, is […]

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Missionaries from around the globe meet up at Spanish River Church

If you’re interested in missions or church planting, you’ll want to check out Spanish River Church’s annual Global Outreach Conference May 1–6 in Boca Raton. The conference includes sessions geared for pastors, missions leaders and seminary students and also offers a missions expo open to the public after church services on Saturday, May 2 and […]

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Be anxious for nothing, not even the economy

Many people today find themselves wondering, “Why should I stay positive when we are in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and people are losing their homes and jobs? Why stay invested in the stock market when it seems like the losses keep mounting day after day?” These questions are not easy to answer. […]

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Students speak out on homosexuality

Local students participate in the Day of Silence and the Day of Truth to share views on homosexuality Expect school campuses across the country to be a bit quieter on April 17, when some students plan to take part in the 13th annual Day of Silence. An undertaking of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational […]

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Cross International starts musical

Cross International, a Florida-based charity serving the poor in more than 30 countries worldwide, has launched a special musical outreach called “Harmony of Hearts” to make U.S. churches more aware of Christian social outreaches taking place overseas. The program, described as a tribute to Isaiah 58 and 1 John 3:16, uses a blend of music, […]

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