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Churches see success with online giving
Jul29

Churches see success with online giving

MUNFORD, Ala. (BP)—A barbecue restaurant, a fast food place or two and a department store are about all the town of Munford has, according to Reese Gill, student pastor at Munford, Ala., First. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Gill and the other 250 or so people who attended Sunday morning worship services at Munford, First were accustomed to giving their tithes and offerings in physical form—checks and paper bills. But due to...

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3-member church closed during COVID-19 finds new life
May21

3-member church closed during COVID-19 finds new life

LINWOOD, Kan. (BP)—When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Linwood Baptist Church closed down, and its three remaining members did not plan to reopen. They thought it would be best to move on. They called real estate agent Mary Knapp, a member of Basehor, Kan., First, to help sell the building. But when Mary and her husband Al heard of the plans to close the church, they felt God saying it was not quite time for that. “God just really...

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Ravi Zacharias, renowned apologist, dies at 74
May19

Ravi Zacharias, renowned apologist, dies at 74

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—Ravi Zacharias, the renowned Christian apologist, evangelist and author, died Tuesday, May 19, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 74. His death, which came days after his family announced treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer had been suspended, was announced by Sarah Davis, his daughter and CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, in a message posted at the ministry’s website....

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Bixby, Evergreen plans seniors-only worship gathering
May06

Bixby, Evergreen plans seniors-only worship gathering

BIXBY (BP)—As churches begin to plan to return to physical gatherings, many are taking extra—and innovative—steps to protect high-risk individuals. Bixby, Evergreen plans to reopen its building May 17 for an in-person worship service—but only for those age 55 and older. Michael Gabbert, Evergreen’s senior pastor, said the primary goal was to honor older members of the congregation by bringing them back into the community...

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Drive-by event produces large Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Apr13

Drive-by event produces large Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP)—A “drive-thru” giving process, designed in part to provide an opportunity for the members of Frankfort, Ky., Buck Run to connect with their pastors on Easter Sunday, led to the largest amount the church has ever collected for the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Hershael York, senior pastor of Buck Run, said one of the biggest motivating factors for individuals to participate in the event they...

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