Category Church Growth

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,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Loudoun County, Va gets first permanent facility for the church worship

by Laura S. Tinnel PURCELLVILLE, Va. (BNc) – The first and only permanent facility for the saints’ worship and Bible study in Loudoun County, VA was completed after ten years of determined labor and prayer. The 6,100 square-foot facility, located… Continue Reading →

Extreme Barn Makeover – Church Edition

by Barbara A Oliver, Managing Editor VILONIA, Ark. (BNc) — The Vilonia congregation celebrated its two-year anniversary in their new barnitorium, as Marty Knight, one of the three elders, dubbed it Sunday morning, Nov. 8. The new Ministry Center was… Continue Reading →

Publication helps local congregation

by Jeremy D. Smith, used by permission of Demopolis Times DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (BNc) — Over the next few weeks, Demopolis and Gallion residents will receive the latest issue of “House to House, Heart to Heart.” The publication, which took its roots… Continue Reading →

Ky. church rebuilds after fire

by Paula Harrington BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BNc) — The Mount Pleasant church, north of Bowling Green, lost their building to an arsonist last August, but has recently reopened a brand new set of doors. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife… Continue Reading →

Alabama church’s future uncertain

by Paul Cockrell RAGLAND, Ala. (BNc) — The number of saints is falling in many congregations these days. No more so than in the rural areas and small towns of the U.S. For one small church in an east-central Alabama… Continue Reading →

New Cambodian churches form

(BNc)- A second congregation has been formed in Cambodia in as many months from radio programs sponsored by World Radio and Key to the Kingdom. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov…. Continue Reading →

The Brazilian Church in the Last 20 Years

Brazil (BNc)- The following article was written to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a neighboring church’s bulletin and was translated from the Portuguese for BNc. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov…. Continue Reading →

The Little Church that Could

RECIFE, BRAZIL (BNc)- This past weekend was my second visit to the Prazeres congregation in the greater Recife area of northeastern Brazil. My first impression was confirmed on my second visit. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived… Continue Reading →

Turning Pisco Upside Down

by Tim Hall PISCO, Peru (BNc)- A major earthquake struck portions of southern Peru on August 15, 2007. One of the hardest hit areas was the village of Pisco. Most houses in that town were lost, and people’s lives were… Continue Reading →

Church Begins in Central Ga. County

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (BNc)- A county in central Georgia now has a church meeting there for the first time. Milton Sampson, a retired high school math teacher, initiated the effort and is preaching for the congregation. Twiggs County is the geographical… Continue Reading →

U.S. Heading for Protestant Minority

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNc)- A religious research released Monday which tracked trends in American religion shows that the U.S. Protestantism is in meltdown and headed for minority status. We ask brethren for reactions. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life… Continue Reading →

Church Begins in Madison, Ga.

MADISON, Ga (BNc)- Thirty-seven people were present at the Hampton Inn for the first meeting of the church in this small town Feb. 24. The church at Cartersville accepted the request of some brethren in the Madison area to start… Continue Reading →

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