Worship Hits the Big Screen

Nearly 27,000 people attend LifeChurch.tv’s 13 locations, known as campuses, scattered from Arizona to New York. Headquartered in Edmond, Okla., LifeChurch.tv is the second-largest Protestant church in the United States, according to Outreach magazine. It’s also one of 2,000 multisite congregations that use satellite technology to unite worshippers meeting in different locations. Welcome to LifeChurch.tv... Continue Reading

Virginia Beach Church Calls 3rd Pastor in 35 Years.

In a day and age when short to medium length pastorates are mostly the norm, the New Covenant Presbyterian Church has issued a call to just their third pastor since organizing as one of the Presbyterian Church in America’s earliest church plants. TE Jeff Elliott, Associate Pastor at the Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland... Continue Reading

Three California PCUSA Congregations Retain Property, Move to EPC

By Ron Orozco Three (Fresno) Valley Presbyterian churches have finalized their divorce from the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination, citing differences over the Bible’s supreme authority and the possible ordination of gays. But unlike the split within the Valley’s Episcopal diocese, which turned into a bitter court fight, the three congregations are leaving on friendly terms.... Continue Reading

The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

Future of SBC is hopeful if Great Commission remains central and key questions are addressed, SBC leaders say Southern Baptists today have much to be thankful for and build upon from their forebears, but must consider structural changes to the Southern Baptist Convention and embrace methodological diversity within the denomination, speakers said at Union University’s... Continue Reading

Proposed Overture on ‘Deaconess’ to the 38th PCA General Assembly

Amend Book if Church Order 9-7 by adding, “These assistants to the deacons shall not be referred to as deacons or deaconesses, nor are they to be elected by the congregation nor formally commissioned, ordained, or installed as though they were office bearers in the church.” 1. Whereas the PCA is grateful to God for... Continue Reading

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to Ordain First Woman to Priesthood

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was long known as one of the most conservative in the Episcopal Church, and one measure was the refusal by its bishops to ordain women to the priesthood. When a large majority of clergy and lay delegates of the diocese voted to follow Bishop Jack Iker’s recommendation and leave... Continue Reading

South Louisiana Presbytery found in contempt of court

Parker T. Williamson Louisiana’s 19th District Court has declared the Presbytery of South Louisiana (PSL) in contempt of court for refusing to obey the court’s order that it surrender specified documents to attorneys for the Carrollton Presbyterian Church of New Orleans. Dated Sept. 22, the order required PSL to turn over any and all of... Continue Reading

Siouxlands Presbytery Sustains Complaints, Answers Overture

The Presbytery of the Siouxlands met for a called meeting on October 20, in Watertown, S.D. to hear two complaints and an overture. The complaints concerned the Presbytery’s actions at its stated meeting in September. The complainants alleged that the Presbytery erred in several areas, most importantly in finding “no strong presumption of guilt in... Continue Reading

EPC Elkton (Virginia) Breaks Ground

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Elkton, Virginia celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special service and groundbreaking for a new Fellowship Hall addition on October 11, 2009. Dr. Dick Little, Moderator of the 17th General Assembly (1997-1998), was the guest preacher. The church, with a membership of just over 150, was organized in June 1983 with... Continue Reading

Old Latin Rite Mass returns to Vatican after 40 years

There has been almost no coverage anywhere in the mainstream press about an extraordinary event that occurred on October 18th in St. Peter’s Basilica — the celebration by Archbishop Raymond Burke, head of the Apostolic Signature, of the first High Mass according to the old Latin rite in St. Peter’s Basilica in 40 years, since... Continue Reading