ACSI is renewing its commitment to Christian schools & teachers through a new strategic foundational pillars of Advancing, Access, & Advocacy

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — In response to the changing needs of its members and of Christian educators in a rapidly-evolving landscape, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is renewing its commitment to Christian schools and teachers by embarking on a new strategic direction characterized by three foundational pillars of Advancing, Access, and Advocacy. According…

Slavic Gospel Association aims to share the true meaning and hope of Christmas with 50,000 needy forgotten children this year.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based evangelical mission that partners with local churches to serve orphans, widows, and others in need across Russia and the former Soviet Union aims to share the true meaning and hope of Christmas with 50,000 needy ‘forgotten’ children this year. From Russia’s capital Moscow to the Siberian wastelands — and…

The Forgotten Voices ministry is committed to doing its part to transform the lives of some of the 4.1 million orphaned & vulnerable children

DILLSBURG, PA – The Forgotten Voices ministry is committed to doing its part to transform the lives of some of the 4.1 million orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. Although it is a small organization compare to like-minded global outreaches, its impact is, nevertheless, soul-stirring. Forgotten Voices follows a local church-based, family-focused,…

Awana, known for its midweek curriculum discipleship programs for children and youth, has released a new digital weekend curriculum “Brite,”

STREAMWOOD, IL — Awana®, historically known for its midweek curriculum discipleship programs for children and youth, has released a new digital weekend curriculum “Brite,” now available via subscription. The flexible, engaging Bible lessons for elementary and student age groups fit Sunday school, large or small group models, as well as home discipleship. Awana practitioners and…

ACSI announced the release of data from its survey of Christian schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on reopening plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and…

When houses of worship were forced to close during the recent pandemic shutdown, many faith groups grasped a financial lifeline through forgivable loans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The CARES Act rescued houses of worship that were forced to close during the recent COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Many faith groups and religious affiliates across the state grasped a financial lifeline through forgivable loans from the federal government. Congress approved the money through the Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES…

As Israel faces severe economic crisis caused by coronavirus, Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and IFCJ set up emergency assistance across the country.

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…

Empowering churches to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week.

BEDFORD, TX — An afterschool ministry that empowers local churches to wade outside of their four walls to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week. The too-cool tool is designed to help parents continue routine summer education in this anything but a normal…

Back2Back is dedicated to coming alongside orphaned children in ways that meet their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs.

CINCINNATI, OH – Todd and Beth Guckenberger spent the first 15 years after their graduation from college in 1997 living in Monterrey, Mexico, hosting short-term missions teams. Their mission as Back2Back Ministries was to help provide resources for children in institutional orphanages in the Monterrey area. Back2Back is dedicated to coming alongside orphaned children in…

Franklin Graham shared the Gospel of Jesus with children while delivering gift-filled shoeboxes at Operation Christmas Child outreach event in Cambodia.

CAMBODIA – Samaritan’s Purse CEO and President Franklin Graham joined local church leaders in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boys and girls while delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to them at a recent Operation Christmas Child outreach event in Cambodia’s capital. Eight-year-old Votey received a shoebox, making her one of more than 1 million children…

Millions of "unwanted" children in Asia crave "the gift of love and hope" this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) said today -- as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls "the forgotten ones."

WILLS POINT, TX — Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave “the gift of love and hope” this Christmas, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) said today — as the Texas-based organization launched a Christmas season campaign to help what it calls “the forgotten ones.” Asia’s ‘unwanted children’ crave ‘Hope More than Anything Else’…

It's time for God’s people to be aware of the 40 million people who are trapped in modern slavery by supporting those who are working for it's abolition

NEW YORK – When Americans contemplate the abolition of slavery (which is not often), we immediately think of President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. That document made slavery illegal in the United States effective January 1, 1863. Likewise, the United Nations abolished slavery worldwide on December 2, 1949, when the General Assembly adopted the…

Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the desperate physical needs of displaced families in both areas—directly aiding refugees in Iraq and offering relief through local partners in northeastern Syria.

SYRIA – Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief to Syrian families displaced by Turkey’s recent incursion along the border. The violence has created a humanitarian crisis, displacing more than 100,000 people. Some have crossed the border into northern Iraq while others remain displaced within northeastern Syria. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the desperate physical needs of…

Thousands of children in Asia die yearly because their families don't wash their hands properly, Gospel for Asia reported, marking Global Hand washing Day.

WILLS POINT, TX — While Americans take washing their hands for granted, thousands of children in Asia die every year because their families don’t wash their hands properly, mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) reported, marking Global Handwashing Day, October 15. Under the theme “Clean Hands for All,” Global Handwashing Day promotes the vital…

World Help has announced a $130,000 matching gift opportunity to double donations and impact twice as many people before 2019 ends.

VIRGINIA BEACH – Operation Blessing began in 1978 under the leadership of businessman, Bible teacher, philanthropist, and founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson. Over the years, Operation Blessing has “touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries” and every one of the United States. Operation Blessing exists to provide…

Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the popular Medi-Share healthcare sharing ministry, is inviting the entire community to its second annual “Day of Sharing,” a nationwide initiative to motivate and mobilize people to share their time, talent and treasure to serve others Oct. 5. The theme of this year’s event is, “Find a Need, Fill the Need, Impact the Kingdom.”

MELBOURNE, FL — Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the popular Medi-Share healthcare sharing ministry, is inviting the entire community to its second annual “Day of Sharing,” a nationwide initiative to motivate and mobilize people to share their time, talent and treasure to serve others Oct. 5. The theme of this year’s event is, “Find…