About 100 song leaders came together to the “Greater China Song Leaders' Training Workshop” held in Hualien, Taiwan at the end of October 2015.
This past weekend the Paris Church of Christ hosted our third annual Woman's Day focusing on the transforming power of God's love in our lives. "Il m'aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie!" translating into English as "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not," spoke to the deep spiritual need each women desires for unconditional love, a love that only God, our heavenly Father provides for each and every one of us, as evidenced by the death and resurrection of his son Jesus!
We are convinced that there are many new and fresh ideas that would increase Christian outreach and ministry effectiveness, but may never be fleshed out because they are “not the way we have always done things”. We want to create an environment to share ideas – an experimental breeding ground if you will - to bring those great ideas out in the open.
By Mark Whitney - Almost a year and a half ago, our congregation in Southwest Florida put together a service team. Our mission was to serve those in our local community with the conviction that when we’re serving the poor, we are serving Jesus.
Our motivation comes from Matthew 25: 35-36, 40:
Toolbox is a teaching series aimed to help believers tackle challenging life-situations or doctrines. Each episode hosts an evangelist, elder, or teacher sharing their thoughts about a certain topic they understand well.
When Nalini, a sister in Chennai, decided to start following Jesus she immediately faced serious persecution from her father. He kicked her out of the house, beat publicly in front of 300 people, handed her to the police, and continued to cause her distress for three years. By God’s grace, she persevered and she shared her story with ICOC HotNews.
Two brothers in Bangalore learned what it means to suffer for the name of Christ after sharing their faith one afternoon. After evangelizing to a mysterious man, a group of men surrounded them, beat them publicly, and then allowed the police to arrest and imprison them under false accusations. Both brothers lived to tell the tale, and one of them, Prem, shared the story with ICOC HotNews.