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 started the week before. Using the metal exterior from an old horse barn, they built … Continue reading Extreme Barn Makeover – Church Edition
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 town, already suffering from residents moving to bigger cities, a weekend tragedy has caused an … Continue reading Alabama church’s future uncertain
(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. The first village was Tool Trail. Now a second village, Poom Tyme, has called in about the radio program, Bill Singleton reported. Many from Poom Tyme have been baptized and … Continue reading New Cambodian churches form
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. The Brazilian Church in the Last 20 Years: Mistakes, Successes and Challenges by J. Randal Matheny In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Guarulhos church bulletin, "Amo Jesus" (I … Continue reading The Brazilian Church in the Last 20 Years
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. In 2006 I taught "This We Believe," a course on doctrines disputed among the churches today. This time I taught "Total Transformation," a course … Continue reading The Little Church that Could
by Terry W. Frizzell STUART, Fla. (BNc)- Recently, while listening to a report from a missionary who serves the Lord in Africa, I was somewhat discouraged to learn that the growth of the church in some areas of Africa had slowed dramatically. What surprised me was not that some churches in Africa had slowed in … Continue reading Preachers Create Powerful Illustration for Outreach
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 center of the state. Two families came together to begin meeting in January. Adam Cozort, … Continue reading Church Begins in Central Ga. County
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 a congregation there. There are about eight families living in the area and some who … Continue reading Church Begins in Madison, Ga.