Category Church Growth

Church established through biblical debate in northeast India

A new congregation was established through a debate with a denominational preacher in the northeastern Indian state of West Bengel.

The Lord’s church in Karur, South India

by Beth Johnson KARUR, India, (BNc) — Brother S. Masilamani, a former Chennai Teacher Training School graduate, has a long history of dedicated work for the Lord, going many places to preach in spite of his heart problems, high blood… Continue Reading →

The evangelism of Triuppur city

by A. Selvakumar and K.M. Suresh TRIUPPUR, India (BNc) — We are so thankful to our Lord for the privilege we had to study the word in Chennai, India, where we were taught the pure word and were guided in… Continue Reading →

Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, returned home Monday evening from his latest mission trip. Davidson has been leading groups deep into the Guyana bush to establish the church for 13 years…. Continue Reading →

New Zealand Ladies’ Challenge!

by Jeanette Raine PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ (BNc) — The church in Palmerston North, New Zealand has been hosting a Ladies’ Challenge for a number of years, with the goal of providing a special time for Christian sisters to join together… Continue Reading →

HTH Success Story

by House to House Heart to Heart ALBANY, Ga. (BNc) — Mary Alice Rigsby came by our church building and requested to study with one of our members. She has been receiving the House to House Heart to Heart (HTH)… Continue Reading →

Carl S. Sims is a fisher of men

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent GENEVA, Ala. (BNc) — Carl S. Sims, preacher of the Main Street congregation, Manchester, Tenn., is a disciplined, self-motivated, worker for the Lord. Carl and Patsy, his wife of 43 years, have three children and both… Continue Reading →

Polishing the Pulpit fills brotherhood needs

by Mark Teske SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — The 2010 Polishing the Pulpit was an overwhelming success and the previous record attendance was shattered by a 42% increase in attendance this year. The 2,043 attendees listened to 102 different speakers discussing… Continue Reading →

Polishing the Pulpit a great success

by Adam Faughn SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Just over 2000 people met in the Smokey Mountains for the 2010 Polishing the Pulpit series, a record attendance in the 15-year history of the event. At one time, all those who were… Continue Reading →

Evangelize Kentucky Project needs help

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BNc) — The Evangelize Kentucky Project soon will be starting a congregation in Owen County Kentucky in the town of Owenton. They are in need of 10-15 matching pews, preferably no longer than 14 feet, a Lord’s… Continue Reading →

Sichel Street church celebrates 100 years in Los Angeles

by Jonathan Hinckley LOS ANGELES, Calif.,  (BNc) — On July 10, 2010, the Sichel Street church celebrated 100 years of meeting in their building in East Los Angeles. The building at Sichel Street is the oldest continual meeting place of… Continue Reading →

Uzbekistan Christians under attack

Editor’s Note: This report was received from Vladimir and Muza Vakhrushev, missionaries to Russia. TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (BNc) — In March of 2009, Russian authorities cracked down on a church in Smolinsk that was teaching the Bible to children.  We prayed… Continue Reading →

His Eternal Plan workshop a success in Athens

by Travis Irwin, involvement minister ATHENS, Tenn., (BNC) — The Athens congregation just finished their first “His Eternal Plan” workshop. The workshop is designed to assist Christians in setting up and conducting studies with non-Christians while presenting the simple truths… Continue Reading →

New Church of Christ opens in Barkers Mill

by Ann Wallace, reprinted by permission of TheLeafChronicle.com CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Many people consider Jesus the ultimate example of pay-it-forward — a gift that keeps giving. And the pay-it-forward concept takes on real meaning for members of the new Barkers… Continue Reading →

Brazil: The church is now here!

Conversions occur in the city before a team’s arrival.

Chaplain reports on military church in Afghanistan

Contributed by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (BNc) — Captain Anthony Holloway, Family Life Chaplain, reported in a letter back home of the goings on with the church in Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan. A major from… Continue Reading →

The power of an idea

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn., (BNc) — Polishing the Pulpit began with three friends getting together to brainstorm sermon ideas. We soon invited a few other friends and someone said, “This is great! We should tell others.” We did and invited a speaker… Continue Reading →

Church meets at Fort Rucker

by George Merritt FORT RUCKER, Ala. (BNc) — In the 68-year history of Fort Rucker, this is the first time churches of Christ have conducted worship on post. In fact, Christian families in the military say it is rare for… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s retreat gathers 700

by Allen Webster PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (BNc) — The Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat was held Valentine’s weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with 700 attending from 16 states. This retreat began in 1999 as an effort of the Jacksonville, Ala.,… Continue Reading →

Ga. preachers meet for fellowship

Ministers in Southeast Georgia find strength and fellowship in monthly meetings. by Richard Mansel HAZLEHURST, Ga. (BNc) — Ian Burgin said, “So many churches are small in Southeast Georgia, and we remain true to the pattern and serving God.” Burgin,… Continue Reading →

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