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CRC’s 8th Worldview Report Is Discouraging

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University released the 8th in its series of reports revealing results from its American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) this week. This edition uncovered Americans’ “Views of Sin and Salvation.” Dr. George Barna, renowned Christian polling expert and Director of Research at the CRC, described the… Continue reading CRC’s 8th Worldview Report Is Discouraging

Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

BANGALORE, INDIA — According to a report by World Vision up to 8 million children have been pushed into child labor and begging due to the worldwide economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following assessments carried out in 24 countries, the charity says at least 110 million children have gone hungry due to the… Continue reading Child Labor Rises During COVID Pandemic

Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

RALEIGH, NC — A major new study reveals “an overwhelming majority” of donors don’t expect COVID-19 will curtail their charitable giving for the rest of the year. But experts warned nonprofit organizations not to be complacent in their fundraising efforts, saying there will be “winners and losers” in the quest for donations. The comprehensive, nationwide… Continue reading Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 76 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings from their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and July 2020. All organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading 76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

'EVOLVE OR DIE': Faith-based organizations must evolve the way they communicate to engage the "COVID generation" -- or risk becoming irrelevant, says InChrist Communications (www.InChristCommunications.com). The communications agency is staging a free, love webinar and expert panel discussion -- COVID-19: Your Message for the Next Season -- July 22 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register at www.inchristcommunication.com/inchrist-communications-webinar-panel.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to… Continue reading Faith-based Groups ‘Must Evolve Messaging’ to Engage ‘COVID Generation’

World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

FEDERAL WAY, WA – On April 21, 2020, the World Food Program warned that “COVID-19 will double the number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken.” Less than two months later, World Vision has published a report, “Out of Time: COVID-19 Aftershocks.” The World Vision report affirms the World Food Program’s prognosis,… Continue reading World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

Fellowship of Christians and Jews Gathers Emergency Aid for Israel

JERUSALEM — Against the backdrop of the severe economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) have set up emergency funds in 140 municipalities across the country. The funds will help local welfare departments provide immediate assistance to families and elderly… Continue reading Fellowship of Christians and Jews Gathers Emergency Aid for Israel

Sanctity of Life Endangered in America Says AWVI 2020

PHOENIX, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University released the seventh in a series of insights from its American Worldview Inventory 2020 on June 23. This portion of the AWVI 2020 dealt with the American perspective on the sanctity of life, i.e., “Is life sacred?” The questions posed in this portion… Continue reading Sanctity of Life Endangered in America Says AWVI 2020

New Book: Whatever Happened to Evangelism?

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — CrossLink Publishing is pleased to announce the release in paperback and various eBook formats of Whatever Happened to Evangelism? by Danny Pelfrey. Phoenix attorney Joseph La Rue says: “Whatever Happened to Evangelism? is a timely, thought-provoking study of what evangelism is, why it matters, who should do it, and how to accomplish… Continue reading New Book: Whatever Happened to Evangelism?

Christian Schools and COVID-19

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from a nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 800 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and school sizes responded to the survey, which was conducted in late April. Dr. Lynn Swaner, ACSI… Continue reading Christian Schools and COVID-19

New CRC Report Discusses America’s Moral Compass

PHOENIX – This week, the Cultural Research Center on the campus of Arizona Christian University released the fifth of its series of reports based on its American World View Inventory 2020 (AWVI 2020). The new update is titled “Perceptions of Truth.” ACU President, Len Munsil, acknowledged the importance of the report’s subject matter, saying, “We… Continue reading New CRC Report Discusses America’s Moral Compass

CRC Report: ‘The Disconnect Is Staggering’

PHOENIX, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fourth in a series of reports included in its American Worldview Inventory.“Seeking Purpose and Success” follows three previous reports summarized in Missions Box News articles entitled “Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon” (March 17, 2020), “Biblical Worldview… Continue reading CRC Report: ‘The Disconnect Is Staggering’

Seniors can be ‘Ambassadors of Hope,’ not ‘Victims,’ as Coronavirus Anxiety Deepens

Long-time financial services entrepreneur Bruce Bruinsma is hosting the Nov. 12-14 Retirement Reformation Roundtable in Colorado Springs, Colo., from which he will launch a movement inspiring and equipping Christians to a more active and fulfilling "final quarter," listening to God's call and in service to others.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The founder of a movement to inject purpose into the lives of America’s retirees today challenged seniors to take the lead in the battle against coronavirus-induced anxiety and panic. A new survey by the American Psychiatric Association revealed almost half of Americans are anxious about catching the coronavirus and more than a… Continue reading Seniors can be ‘Ambassadors of Hope,’ not ‘Victims,’ as Coronavirus Anxiety Deepens

COVID-19: New Poll Reveals Almost Two Thirds of Churches See Drop in Giving

WASHINGTON — A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since the coronavirus outbreak began. The news comes as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) — a national organization serving 40 denominations… Continue reading COVID-19: New Poll Reveals Almost Two Thirds of Churches See Drop in Giving

Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

NASHVILLE — To help churches stay connected and minister to their members during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Back to the Bible is offering a free digital service. The BttB.App (https://www.bttb.app/) platform offers churches the ability to integrate their existing websites with various functions such as coordination of online groups and classes, social engagement between… Continue reading Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America

GLENDALE, AZ – A disturbing report from the nascent Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University reveals a marked decline among Christians in America who hold to a biblical worldview. Description of the Study The American Worldview Inventory is the initial annual survey conducted by the CRC under the guidance of renowned researcher Dr.… Continue reading Biblical Worldview in Decline Among Christians in America

Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon

VENTURA, CA – The Barna Group published a book by David Kinnaman in 2011 entitled You Lost Me. Kinnaman identified three trends that the expanding growth of a digital culture might have on the Christian community: Access, Alienation, and Authority. In October 2019, Barna described Christianity in America as an “accelerated, complex culture that’s marked… Continue reading Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon

Nigeria’s Government Agrees: Islamist Terrorists Target Christians | Christianity Today

NIGERIA – The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Christians are the target of jihadist terrorism. “In the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and their ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) allies in recent times, the insurgents have apparently changed their… Continue reading Nigeria’s Government Agrees: Islamist Terrorists Target Christians | Christianity Today

Gospel for Asia, Other NGOs Prep Public for Potential Coronavirus Pandemic

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) VP Danny Yohannan encouraged Christians to leverage Lent to pray for the coronavirus crisis, and those suffering from its impact, and to prepare our hearts to help those in need around the world. In a press release featured on Fox News, Yohannan said: “Our world today desperately… Continue reading Gospel for Asia, Other NGOs Prep Public for Potential Coronavirus Pandemic

What’s Worrying Pastors Most? Barna Group to Release “State of the Church 2020”

VENTURA, CA – George Barna may be one of the most often quoted laypersons by pastors and Christian educators. His creation of the Barna Group in 1984 has grown to be recognized as the leading social research entity in the fields of faith and religion in America.This April 28, the Barna Group will release its… Continue reading What’s Worrying Pastors Most? Barna Group to Release “State of the Church 2020”

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Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

God Transforms the Lives of Romanian Gypsies

NEAMT – ROMANIA, According to the last census, carried in 2011, 6,700 persons living in Neamt district in Romania identified themselves as Gypsy. In spite of that, the data collected by the District Bureau for Gypsy Population shows this minority comprises 17,000 persons. The issues present in Neamt district are the same problems found in… Continue reading God Transforms the Lives of Romanian Gypsies

Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List Reveals Surge of Violence, ‘Human Rights Nightmare’ in China

WASHINGTON – Today Open Doors announced the 2020 World Watch List of religious persecution offenders at a press conference in Washington, D.C, and revealed that Christians living in China are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution, and their quality of life is deteriorating at an alarming rate. China jumped four spots, from #27 in 2019 to… Continue reading Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List Reveals Surge of Violence, ‘Human Rights Nightmare’ in China

GEM – Greater Europe Mission

MONUMENT, CO – With so many faith-based organizations focusing on the 10/40 Window across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, we rarely hear about the relatively few that are committed to spreading the Gospel throughout Europe. Europe is at the heart of GEM, Greater Europe Mission. They might even be tempted to borrow the… Continue reading GEM – Greater Europe Mission

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on extreme poverty worldwide, how alleviation and eliminating it is possible, but it is not inevitable. If the modern world is truly a “global village,” that means everyone on earth is our neighbor—and Jesus was very clear about how we are to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

ACSI Releases Groundbreaking Findings from Flourishing Schools Study

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of a national report on ACSI ‘s Flourishing Schools Research, a groundbreaking study designed to answer the most relevant questions Christian educators face today. Dr. Lynn Swaner, ACSI’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Cardus Senior Fellow, and lead author of… Continue reading ACSI Releases Groundbreaking Findings from Flourishing Schools Study

ICM Announces Passing of Founder

HAMPTON, VA — International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) announces the passing of its beloved founder, Dois Irvin Rosser, Jr. Rosser was a servant of Jesus Christ whose vision of empowering indigenous Christians worldwide sparked an incredible ministry that now spans over half the world’s countries. He departed this life peacefully on November 12, at age 98.… Continue reading ICM Announces Passing of Founder

Millennials are Mobilizing to Support More than 150 Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa

WASHINGTON — In a recent national survey, the MENA Collective, a new organization publicly launching November 1, 2019, asked active, church-going millennials their thoughts regarding giving and the Middle East. Their findings show that almost half of those surveyed did not trust their local church when it comes to giving their money. Equally surprising was… Continue reading Millennials are Mobilizing to Support More than 150 Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa

WEF Rates South Asian Nations in Global Competitiveness Index

GENEVA – The World Economic Forum (WEF) has generated its Global Competitiveness Index for 40 years. According to the WEF, “the report shows that those countries which integrate into their economic policies an emphasis on infrastructure, skills, research and development, and support those left behind are more successful compared to those that focus only on… Continue reading WEF Rates South Asian Nations in Global Competitiveness Index

Staggering Number of Youth Could Leave Christianity by 2050 – Greg Laurie Opinion | Faithwire

Greg Laurie, evangelist, pastor, and best selling author, shares regarding the state of Christianity in youths today, and the enlarging mission field as millions are estimated to leave the faith by 2050. New surveys have revealed one thing: the church has her work cut out for her. A new study titled “The Great Opportunity” was… Continue reading Staggering Number of Youth Could Leave Christianity by 2050 – Greg Laurie Opinion | Faithwire

Millennials – Scores of Them – Are Becoming MORE Religious and Patriotic – Greg Laurie Opinion | CBN

Greg Laurie, evangelist, pastor, and best selling author, shares his thoughts on the subject of millennials and the Generation Z and their search for truth, God, and love for country. I thought the subject of this article might grab your attention because it is not what we are generally hearing about millennials and Generation Z… Continue reading Millennials – Scores of Them – Are Becoming MORE Religious and Patriotic – Greg Laurie Opinion | CBN

The Way to Stop Violence Against Women Is Godly Men

Violence against women is a worldwide problem, even in the United States of America. One in five women in the United States have been sexually assaulted In the wake of the recent #MeToo movement, sexual assault and violence against women in American and other Western countries have made headlines in unprecedented volume. According to a… Continue reading The Way to Stop Violence Against Women Is Godly Men

Weeding the Children Out of the Fields

HYDERABAD – The International Labor Organization and the Indian state of Telangana are about to take bonafide action to weed child laborers out of the region’s cotton fields. The state and the ILO are about to embark on a collaborative mapping of the entire area’s cotton supply chain. Their goal? To rid the state’s cotton… Continue reading Weeding the Children Out of the Fields

Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on child labor: Millions of Children Trapped between Extreme Poverty and the Profits of Others In a report written by Lee Tucker, a consultant to Human Rights Watch, about the problem of bonded labor in Asia, a young girl shared, “My sister… Continue reading Child Labor Today: Not Gone, But Forgotten

The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the aftermath of acute gender imbalance: Discussing the horrendous reality of 100 million missing women worldwide. One of the stunning stories from Scripture tells about the uninvited woman who crashed a VIP party at the home of an important religious leader. This is a… Continue reading The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Crisis-trained Chaplains to Jefferson City, MO, Following Devastating Tornado

CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are deploying to Jefferson City, MO, following a destructive EF-3 tornado that impacted an area of approximately three square miles, damaging more than 150 structures. The twister was one of more than a dozen that tore through the state earlier this week. “Chaplains with the Billy… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Crisis-trained Chaplains to Jefferson City, MO, Following Devastating Tornado

Here’s the Church & Here’s the Steeple, Open the Door & Where Are the People?

WASHINGTON, DC – A recently-released Gallup Poll has revealed what most of us have already assumed. Church attendance in America has been declining. It’s something that we can individually perceive, but it takes an organization like Gallup to quantify. The report combines the results of surveys taken over multiple years as far back as 1938… Continue reading Here’s the Church & Here’s the Steeple, Open the Door & Where Are the People?

Who Do Men Say That I Am? Disturbing Answers to Christ’s Question

LONDON – On April 14, 2019, BBC Local Radio released the results of a recent survey of British adults to determine their views on the meaning of Easter and forgiveness. The results were disturbing. Only 46% of those professing Christians surveyed believe that “Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected at Easter so they… Continue reading Who Do Men Say That I Am? Disturbing Answers to Christ’s Question

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SAT-7 Is Reaching Beyond Closed Doors

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – SAT-7 Christian TV supports churches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by making God’s Word available across borders and offering programs in the languages of the region. Whether those borders are geographic, generational, cultural, or linguistic, SAT-7 has continued to grow over the past 22 years. Using four main satellite… Continue reading SAT-7 Is Reaching Beyond Closed Doors

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Luis Palau Association Announces Major Gathering for Evangelists in Portland, Oregon this September

PORTLAND, OR — The Luis Palau Association announced a major gathering for evangelists called Connect PDX: The Innovative Evangelism Conference in Portland, Oregon on September 17-20, 2019. The conference will serve vocational evangelists and anyone passionate about evangelism. The event will feature Miles McPherson, Greg Stier, Carrie Headington, Luis Palau and over 36 educational workshops.… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Announces Major Gathering for Evangelists in Portland, Oregon this September

The Most Unusual Church in the World

Young boy sitting by sewer line in Kibera

KIBERA, KENYA – With a fluctuating population of nearly a million people, Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. It is home to one of the most unusual churches in the world. The Unhealthy Conditions in Kibera Most families in Kibera live in rented 12’ x 12’… Continue reading The Most Unusual Church in the World

Gallup Poll – American Trust in Clergy Declining

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In February 2018, Dr. Graham exchanged his earthly rewards for his heavenly rewards, marking the first time since 1955 that he was not included in the annual Gallup poll of American’s most admired men. Sadly, the 2018 poll of the most trusted Americans by occupation also witnessed a continuing decline in the respect afforded to… Continue reading Gallup Poll – American Trust in Clergy Declining

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What You Can Do About The Scandal of Manual Scavenging

DELHI – If “manual scavenging” sounds like it might be a fun game like a scavenger hunt, think again. Manual scavenging is a scandalous practice prevalent in South Asia even though it is illegal. According to the United Nations in India, Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in… Continue reading What You Can Do About The Scandal of Manual Scavenging

Retirement Reformation Movement Aims to Transform Lives and Mobilize Untapped Golden-Years Army

Long-time financial services entrepreneur Bruce Bruinsma is hosting the Nov. 12-14 Retirement Reformation Roundtable in Colorado Springs, Colo., from which he will launch a movement inspiring and equipping Christians to a more active and fulfilling "final quarter," listening to God's call and in service to others.

Shockingly, most Christians plan to do ‘nothing’ when they stop working, but Bruce Bruinsma hopes a ‘seniors summit’ will change all that and spark a revolution of devotion and service.COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The American church’s giant isn’t sleeping, but it’s busy playing golf and taking life easy in retirement, according to the man behind… Continue reading Retirement Reformation Movement Aims to Transform Lives and Mobilize Untapped Golden-Years Army

Is the Global Talent Crisis a New Opportunity to Share the Gospel?

ATLANTA – The good news is that Jesus Christ has come to seek and to save the lost. Each and every follower of Jesus has been commissioned by Him to continue sharing all that He taught so that unreached people will see His great love and come to God the Father through Him. (See Matthew… Continue reading Is the Global Talent Crisis a New Opportunity to Share the Gospel?

2018 UN Report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

NEW YORK – From 2005 through 2013, it appeared that we were making progress on the global war against hunger. Today, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released its 202-page report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. The results indicate that, since 2014, “the war against hunger… Continue reading 2018 UN Report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

Counting Toilets: Confusing Tasks with Completed Goals, by Gospel for Asia

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NEW DELHI – The Swachh Bharat Mission has been receiving kudos from media outlets for being “The world’s biggest toilet-building spree” in the UN-affiliated global effort to eliminate open defecation. There is little debate over the progress that has been made in India. More than 80 million household toilets have been constructed since 2014 as… Continue reading Counting Toilets: Confusing Tasks with Completed Goals, by Gospel for Asia

Food for the Hungry President Defends Child Sponsorship Programs

PHOENIX – Gary Edmonds, President of Food for the Hungry (FH) has responded to a recent study sponsored by Grey Matter Research and Opinions4Good (Op4G). The Donor Mindset Study provided many interesting insights, one of which is that 54% of child sponsorship donors think it is “mostly a gimmick to get donations” and that donations… Continue reading Food for the Hungry President Defends Child Sponsorship Programs

Why India’s Identity Politics Should Not Be a Surprise

MUMBAI – A recent study conducted by the Azim Premji University (APU) and the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) concluded that “There is a distrust of leaders from outside the community across all classes, and all caste-class intersections.” Put simply, the majority of Indians prefer leaders with whom they identify most. Voter… Continue reading Why India’s Identity Politics Should Not Be a Surprise

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