While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, spreading to more people in various places, the Gospel also continues to spread - and has been received by more people this year despite the lockdowns… While some preach Christ to the people, the Redeemed Quartet of rural Indiana sings instead to bring the knowledge of Christ to many. Barna Group's President David Kinnaman will be taking an extended leave of absence following his wife's death. A former Air Force chaplain who has served for 30 years gets discharged after preaching his views against sexual immorality, reports say. Authorities in Beijing broke up a 16-year-old Christian prayer network and shut down its member churches.
Twelve churches in Brea, CA came together as one body to worship on Sunday evening. The gathering was one of numerous joint church gatherings that have taken place once or twice each year in the suburban city, called ‘Brea United in Prayer and Worship.’ Bible Society was approved last month in Azerbaijan after a 20-year struggle. SOON Movement (also known as Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, or KCCC) will be hosting its annual winter conference once again this year from December 20 to 23 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Gateway Seminary, one of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, has officially launched its Southern California campus and held various events from October 6 to 8 to celebrate. Hurricane Matthew has claimed at least 478 deaths in Haiti, and left over 300,000 people in need of disaster relief. An estimated 61,000 people have sought shelter in the impoverished country.
InterVarsity Asks Staff to Come Forward to Disclose Stances on Sexuality, Part Ways in Case of Mutual Disagreement
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has given its staff members an option to stay in the group based on their common sharing of organization’s theological beliefs on sexuality. Pastors of English ministries (EM) in the Full Gospel North America Missions, which is affiliated with Yoido Full Gospel Church, gathered in Los Angeles from October 3 to 5 for the denomination’s first conference exclusively for English-speaking pastors in North America. For the first time, a separate gathering for Asian American leaders convened at the Exponential West Conference that began on October 3 at Mariners Church. Youth from across the US celebrated "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on October 6. The annual Asian American Ministry Conference will be taking place for the third time, this year under the theme, “Envision: Looking Toward the Future of the Asian American Church,” on November 5 at Biola University.