The Story Behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

The Story Behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
In March of 1863, 18-year-old Charles Appleton Longfellow walked out of his family’s house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and—unbeknownst to his family—boarded a train bound for Washington, D.C., traveling over 400 miles across the eastern seaboard in order to join President Lincoln’s Union army to fight in the Civil War. Charles (b. June 9,… Read More

10 THINGS I’D DO DIFFERENTLY AS A PASTOR DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

10 THINGS I’D DO DIFFERENTLY AS A PASTOR DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
It’s December, and the Christmas season is upon us. As I look back on my years as a senior pastor, I think of things I would do differently during this season today if I were again a senior leader in a church. Here are some of those things: I would spend more time teaching the… Read More

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke Dies At 79

Reinhard Bonnke
Popular German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is dead. His wife, Anni, announced this in a statement posted on Bonnke’s verified Facebook page on Saturday. He was aged 79. The late evangelist’s wife explained that her husband died earlier before the statement was posted, surrounded by his family. He was widely known for his gospel missions… Read More

CRITICAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE MARRIAGE

CRITICAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE MARRIAGE
As simple as they are, the basic preparations we have been looking at are what makes the difference between an ordinary marriage and a destiny marriage. ACCEPT EACH OTHER’S PARENTS AND FAMILIES: The brother must protect the sister from in-laws’ influence and the sister must learn to relate very well with the in-laws. Responsibilities to… Read More

Pastor Joel Osteen invites born again Kanye West to his mega church

Kanye West has been professing the gospel for some time nowRenowned American pastor Joel Osteen has given him a direct invite to his Lakewood ChurchThe Jesus Is King hitmaker is expected to visit the church soon, during which he will perform his new track Months after American rapper turned gospel singer Kanye West publicly declared… Read More

5 Key Elements for a Vibrant Children’s Ministry

It’s nearly impossible to overestimate the value of children’s ministry in your church. Parents love their kids.God loves their kids.I’m confident you do too. But the fact that you care about the kids that attend your church may not show in your children’s ministry. Your church may have an inspiring vision, outstanding worship services, and… Read More