Baking Bread, ‘Jesus Revolution’ Movie & Online ESL Group
Baking bread has become an excellent way for Kelsey and Vergil Brown to connect with neighbors and church members in Portland, Oregon. Jesus Revolution – the movie about the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s – had a second strong weekend at the box office. It pulled in another $15 million helping it to top $30 million at the box office. And, as Russia declared war on Ukraine, Eunege and his wife Julia rushed to buy a car as their vehicle of escape from Chernihiv, ground zero of the onslaught.
Baking bread has become an excellent way for Kelsey and Vergil Brown to connect with neighbors and church members in Portland, Oregon. Kelsey developed the skill during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and has continued sharing loaves of bread to build relationships while she and her husband Vergil, a church planting missionary with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), get to know people and introduce them to Jesus.
Vergil and his wife moved to the city roughly 16 years ago to begin seminary. They planted a church in Gresham, a suburb east of Portland, where Vergil pastored for about a decade before the Lord began stirring his heart for something new, which they discerned meant planting a new church in northeast Portland.
Portland is known as one of the most religiously unaffiliated metro areas in the U.S. An estimated 42 percent of people choose not to identify with any particular religious tradition, but Vergil quickly learned that did not mean residents are closed off to learning about Christianity.
Jesus Revolution – the movie about the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s – had a second strong weekend at the box office. It pulled in another $15 million helping it to top $30 million at the box office.
The movie staring Kelsey Grammer as Chuck Smith and Jonathan Roumie as Lonnie Frisbee tells the story of how God used the Calvary Chapel to reach hippies more than 50 years ago. Southern California pastor Greg Laurie was one of those reached during the Jesus Movement. Not only did he come to faith in Jesus Christ during the movement, but also answered a call to ministry. He’s been the pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship for nearly 50 years.
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As Russia declared war on Ukraine, Eunege and his wife Julia rushed to buy a car as their vehicle of escape from Chernihiv, ground zero of the onslaught.
Billy Hoffman, co-director of missions for First Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn., reached Eunege on the phone. The two were conversation partners in a Ukraine-U.S. English-as-a-second-language (ESL) group co-founded by Hoffman, a former International Mission Board executive.
Newlyweds, Eunege and Julia accepted Christ and were baptized together just four months before the war began. They have been discipled while honing their English through their relationships with members of Nashville First Baptist who serve as conversation partners from afar.
They have been a part of an international ESL ministry through the Nashville based church.
Church Responds to Online Threat, Worship Pastor Wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ & Praising God in Prayer
Police in Haymarket, Virginia responded in textbook fashion to neutralize a threat at an area church on Sunday. A Kentucky pastor recently used an appearance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune to do more than spin the wheel and win some cash. And, Wesley Duewel, the 20th century missionary and prayer leader, once observed, “Praise gives you the spirit of triumph and overcoming. Praise fires you with holy zeal.
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.