FIRST FRIDAY FAST

For the past several months our attention has been focused on the implications of a global pandemic. Our concerns ranged from the health of loved ones to the economy to how to do church. We have sheltered in place; eaten more meals at home; and done less shopping. As churches began to provide worship experiences […]

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World Partners Faith in Action

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:15-16). This is the verse used by Regional Strategy Coordinator in Southern Africa James Chikopa, as he […]

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Before It Begins is actively serving Missionary Church Pastors now! Here is what they are saying. . . . 

The Before It Begins Initiative promotes purity within churches by equipping leaders to protect and restore the church from pornography “before it begins” to destroy the ones we love.  Before It Begins offers services for pastors struggling with temptation or addiction (confidential access to trained advocates and certified Christian sex therapists) as well as for the […]

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When Jesus Came Up, the Dove Came Down

One of the things that stunned John was that it was his cousin!! Matthew 3:14 tells us that JOHN WAS INSISTENTLY FORBIDDING Jesus from being baptized by him. That’s what this unique Greek word (διεκώλυεν) means. It’s never used anywhere else in either the New Testament or in the Septuagint. It means that John was […]

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER — MAY 7, 2020

I have difficulty counting all of the calls to prayer I have received over the past month. The President of the United States called for a day of prayer on March 15. Strategic Renewal offers a daily prayer time out of the Psalms. The Hollywood Prayer Network hosts a weekly prayer time. Claim Your Campus […]

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A DENOMINATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER FIRST FRIDAY FAST

Prior to the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, along with several colleagues, issued what was called “The National Prayer Accord.” It was a call to united prayer throughout New England. God moved in response to those prayers, and America experienced an incredible awakening.  The National Prayer Committee and Awakening America Alliance have issued a similar “National […]

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Churches Included in CARES Act

Churches and other nonprofit entities have been included in the Paycheck Protection Plan, which is a part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The assistance is under the Small Business Administration’s authority. Applications may be made through the local bank where your church conducts business. The assistance is in […]

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New 2% Investment in Shared Ministries Policy

The current 2% Investment in Shared Ministries (ISM) policy calls for each church to give 2% of their income to the national office based on giving that was recorded in the last submitted annual report. The 2% assessment for 2020 was based on 2018 giving from all donor income (general, missions, building, bequests, etc.). The […]

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SOCIAL DISTANCING, SANHEDRIN-STYLE

Imagine for a moment that you were in Wuhan, China, on the very day that COVID-19 migrated into the first person and began its invisible attack on the human race. What would you have seen exactly? Not much. Perhaps you would have seen someone bent over a cooking fire to prepare an evening meal, just […]

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World Partners Thanks Bristol Missionary Church!

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting normal life around the globe, and World Partners staff are no exception. For obvious reasons, donations to nonprofit organizations are often hard-hit in times like these, and this affects our staff significantly. We were delighted to learn that Bristol Missionary Church (Bristol, IN) is making arrangements to take up a special offering […]

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