12 April, 2024

News

John Derry Reflects on 50 Years in Christian Higher Education

John Derry Reflects on 50 Years in Christian Higher Education

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John Derry reflects on a career in Christian higher education that has included serving in campus ministry, as president of two Christian colleges, and with the ABHE accrediting agency. “My thinking has always been that we must seek to collaborate as we recruit from a shrinking pool of students and secure financial support,” he writes . . .

Former NACC Executive Director Allan Dunbar Dies

Former NACC Executive Director Allan Dunbar Dies

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Allan Dunbar, 84, who served as senior minister with Bow Valley Christian Church (formerly called Cambrian Heights Christian Church) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for 20-plus years, then served as president of Puget Sound Christian College in Seattle, and completed his professional career as executive director of the North American Christian Convention, died Jan. 28, 2024, in Kalispell, Mont., where he had resided for several years. . . .

News Briefs for Jan. 31

News Briefs for Jan. 31

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Several conferences and gatherings are planned over the next few months, including the Pressing On Conference (April 9-11), e2: effective elders’ LeadWell conference (March 15-16), the Fred B. Craddock Lectures on Preaching (March 27), FAME’s Night of Hope Banquet (April 27), and the Spiritual Formation Leadership Summit (in April and May). . . .

An Exciting Church Plant in Eugene, Ore.

An Exciting Church Plant in Eugene, Ore.

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Despite adverse weather conditions, 485 people showed up for the first public worship service of Generations Church in Eugene, Ore. The church is multi-generational, though largely made up of University of Oregon students. A campus ministry veteran and Eugene native is helping lead this effort. . . .

YouTube Presenter Profiles Independent Christian Churches

YouTube Presenter Profiles Independent Christian Churches

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Ready to Harvest, which conducts denominational research, has released a 27-minute video via YouTube profiling and explaining Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. “What Are Independent Christian Churches?” was posted early this week and is being generally well received. . . . 

Annual Survey: Please Share Your Church’s Information

Annual Survey: Please Share Your Church’s Information

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There is still time to complete Christian Standard’s Annual Survey of Churches. This survey of 2023 data is designed for every Restoration Movement church (Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ)—from the largest to smallest—and takes only a few minutes to complete . . .

News Briefs for Jan. 24

News Briefs for Jan. 24

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A book by RENEW.org scholar Matthew Bates was selected as the top title in the Popular Theology category of Christianity Today’s 2024 Book Awards. . . . Also a brief about a tragic auto accident in Illinois and a preview of the National Preaching Summit March 11-12 in Indianapolis. . . .