JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Brian O'Day felt God's calling to establish a church in a military community with its unique challenges, with military families that move often, and the soldiers who deploy for months at a time.
(RNS) — Despite our digital connectedness, Americans are lonelier than they have ever been in recent memory. Three of four report wrestling with loneliness, and one of the loneliest times in our lives is when we enter young adulthood.
Uplift Church in Spokane Valley, Wash., does not take itself too seriously, according to Pastor Joe Pittenger, partially because it is located in a failed Hooters bar. What they do take seriously is Jesus.
It is an example of churches that are sprouting up in surprising places.
MUSTANG, Okla. (BP) -- From a church planting perspective, The Well is averaging approximately 100 in weekly attendance, recently baptizing several new believers.
Meanwhile, the planters -- Stephen Myers and Steven Giblet -- have worked to cultivate a culture within the church conducive to foster care