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 the way of the Lord. Earlier we were meeting in seven places namely, 1. Kuppandampalayam … Continue reading The evangelism of Triuppur city

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. A team of eight Americans, two Trinidadians and approximately 25 Guyanese, arrived on February 21, … Continue reading Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful

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 and revive their spirits. We have been blessed with amazing lessons from our sisters from … Continue reading New Zealand Ladies’ Challenge!

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 have earned doctorates  in Pharmacy. After many successful years in business, the Sims retired from their … Continue reading Carl S. Sims is a fisher of men

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 a wide variety of topics over the 7-day seminar in 11 different venues. For the … Continue reading Polishing the Pulpit fills brotherhood needs

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 present for the first time were asked to raise their hand. Hands went up all … Continue reading Polishing the Pulpit a great success

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 supper table, pulpit stand, number boards, etc. The property has already been purchased and Bill … Continue reading Evangelize Kentucky Project needs help

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 the churches of Christ in Southern California. It was said at the celebration that at … Continue reading Sichel Street church celebrates 100 years in Los Angeles

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 fervently for that situation, and God heard our prayers and reversed that decision on appeal. … Continue reading Uzbekistan Christians under attack

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 of the gospel. Jerry Tallman of Rochester, Mich., and his wife Connie travel all over … Continue reading His Eternal Plan workshop a success in Athens

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 Mill Church of Christ. "The Madison Street Church of Christ planted Hilldale Church of Christ … Continue reading New Church of Christ opens in Barkers Mill

Brazil: The church is now here!

CAMPINA GRANDE, BRAZIL (BNc) -- The church arrived before the mission team in this city in northeastern Brazil! Campina Grande is the second largest city in the state of Paraiba, with a population of 400,000. Saints are preparing to take Christ there. The church is praying. Brazilian congregations are raising money to send two national … Continue reading Brazil: The church is now here!

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 the unit they replaced began the service at the Chapel Ministry Center (CMC), which is … Continue reading Chaplain reports on military church in Afghanistan

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 to discuss sermon preparation and give sample sermons. Interest increased; more speakers were invited. We … Continue reading The power of an idea

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 our brotherhood to be so represented on military installations. George Merritt, a long-time minister in … Continue reading Church meets at Fort Rucker

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., church to strengthen its marriages and homes. The next year it was made available to … Continue reading Valentine’s retreat gathers 700

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, minister with the Nashville, Ga., church extolled the virtues of serving in a small congregation … Continue reading Ga. preachers meet for fellowship

Interim preacher closes gaps in church needs

by Jerrie Barber NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) -- A preacher's departure from a church, especially after an extended tenure there, creates stress. While most congregations face this event with Christian maturity and love, even the most stable find this time difficult, and some find it a time of crisis. Since we completed our stay in Hendersonville … Continue reading Interim preacher closes gaps in church needs

Old Mulkey celebrated its bicentennial

By Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (BNc) — A celebration to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Old Mulkey was held Saturday, Nov. 21, at Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site. "During the bicentennial observation we will be examining what happened at the historic service of Nov. 18, 1809, and the effects of … Continue reading Old Mulkey celebrated its bicentennial