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New Youth Program Helps Teens Overcome Barriers to Answer God’s Call to Ministry

A new youth program launched by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board is working alongside churches to help teenagers who feel called into ministry overcome societal, emotional and personal barriers to answering God’s call in their lives. Founded in early 2021, The Called to Ministry Initiative provides mentorship to teens ages 14 to 18 who feel …

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George Barna Shares 4 Ways Christian Parents Can Combat Media’s Influence in Children’s Lives

A prominent Christian researcher is urging parents to take an active role in combating the influence of the media on their children, which he believes has led Americans to embrace teachings that run contrary to the biblical worldview.  The third day of programming for the Family Research Council Action’s Pray, Vote, Stand Summit, formerly known as …

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Equipping the Church to Prevent Exploitation: Online Conference 9 October

The increasingly online world of the pandemic has made connection possible, but it has also brought risks into our homes.  How can we keep our children safe from exploitation?  How do we live as people of faith in a world where people are bought and sold?  What does it look like to believe and to become Good News in …

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Christian Boy Severely Injured in Acid Attack Dies after 46 Days in Hospital

A 16-year-old Christian boy from India’s Bihar state, who suffered burns to 65% of his body in an acid attack by suspected Hindu nationalists last month, succumbed to his wounds in the hospital this week. Nitish Kumar died at Apollo Hospital in Patna city on Sunday, the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern reported Friday. “The doctors …

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Churches Key to Advancing ‘Next Great Awakening’ by Fixing Broken Families, Marriage Experts Say

For years, Duval County, Florida, and its biggest city, Jacksonville, were known for having among the highest divorce rates in the state. And then something happened. Various faith-based groups, including the Culture of Freedom Initiative, now called Communio, coordinated efforts with dozens of local churches to try and counter the tide of failed marriages. The …

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Who Will Talk to Kids about the Harms of Pornography?

Earlier this year, global children’s’ rights advocate UNICEF released a report exploring the impact of online activities on young people around the globe. While some children’s advocates praised the report, others raised concerns about troubling language regarding online pornography. The original report (since revised) claimed that “there is currently no universal agreement on the nature and extent …

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