Whether the founding pastor of a church matures with the congregation or moves on once the new work is well established depends on a host of factors, according to three church-growth and church-planting experts. And either the initial focus on which the church started or
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield developer and philanthropist William R. Jester died June 2 in Springfield. He was 61. Funeral services were held at Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Bolivar on June 5. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar with full military
The 1967 Ironhead Harley Davidson motorcycle slumped against a wall, in bad shape and with an 8-inch mulberry tree growing through its heart. Rescued and restored, the Harley brought several motorcyclists back to God’s house.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (ABP) -- A federal judge ruled May 31 that a Connecticut school district's plan to hold graduation ceremonies in a mega-church violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state and ordered school officials to find a secular alternative site.