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ChurchWatch

Join Craig von Buseck weekdays as he shares his perspective on the major trends and news affecting the Body of Christ today.

August 2007 Entries

'Miracle' for ABC TV; Haggard Overseers Call E-mail "Unacceptable"

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that 'Drive' creator Tim Minear and Emmy winner Todd Holland have teamed for 'Miracle Man,' a television show about a disgraced former televangelist, a man of no faith, who finds that God is using him to perform real miracles and change lives, starting with his own. And The Denver Post is reporting that the ministry overseers guiding Ted Haggard's restoration issued a statement this week opposing his recent e-mail request for money as "inappropriate" and "

posted @ Friday, August 31, 2007 3:56 PM | Feedback (0)

New Life Church Approves New Leader as Ted Haggard Sends Controversial E-mail

Dallas pastor Brady Boyd has been elected senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. New Life Church's membership voted to approve Boyd as the next senior pastor with an overwhelming 95% approval. At the same time, former pastor Ted Haggard was distributing a controversial fund raising e-mail seeking financial support while he pursues a master's degree. But according to ChurchReport.com, the address given for donations is a foundation run by a convicted sex offender.

posted @ Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:54 PM | Feedback (0)

7,000 AG Students Answer Missionary Call; Leading Author, Fred Smith, Dies

Charisma Magazine is reporting that during the U.S. Assembly of God (AG) annual youth conference “Indy07—Experience the Dream,” more than 7,000 young people answered the call to become missionaries on their middle and high school campuses. Author and speaker Fred Smith passed away this week. He was a mentor to executives and leaders alike, including John Maxwell, Philip Yancey, and Zig Ziglar. For twenty years he was a contributing editor for Leadership Journal and authored three books: You

posted @ Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:51 PM | Feedback (0)

America’s 10th Annual “Scriptures in Schools Week”; Dutch Bishop Says "Pray to Allah"

America’s 10th annual, nationwide, “Scriptures in Schools Week” is scheduled for September 23-29. This is a time for thousands of USA churches and Youth Groups to prepare and organize to take the Gospel to their campuses.

posted @ Friday, August 17, 2007 3:49 PM | Feedback (0)

See You at the Pole Student Prayer Set for September, 2007

Since 1991, See You at the Pole™ has grown to God-sized proportions. Within only a couple of years, students were praying in several countries around the world. Now, more than 3 million students from all 50 states participate in SYATP. Students in more than 20 countries take part. In places like Canada, Guam, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast, students are responding to God and taking seriously the challenge to pray.

posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:23 AM | Feedback (2)