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Southern Baptists Disfellowship Church Over Abuse for the First Time
But victim advocates say the denomination hasn’t gone far enough.
SBC Recalls ‘Year of Waking Up’ Since Abuse Investigation
Attention turns to a committee that could identify offending churches, a new measure put in place following the landmark Houston Chronicle series.
Methodists Agree on Compromise to Split Denomination
There’s broad support for a new plan to allow traditional marriage proponents to leave the UMC with $25 million in funding.
Methodists Cancel Plans for First Big Meeting Outside US
The UMC has decided to relocate its 2024 General Conference from Manila, Philippines.
Canadian Anglicans to Continue Same-Sex Ceremonies, Even After Failed Vote
The church’s bishops are “are not of one mind” on the definition of marriage.
Korean Church Court Dodges Decision on Pastoral Succession
Denomination delays verdict on how Myungsung, the world’s largest Presbyterian church, passed its pulpit from father to son.
Korean Megachurches Debate If Pastors’ Kids Can Inherit Pulpits
Myungsung, the world’s largest Presbyterian church, awaits denominational court ruling on pastoral succession.
Southern Baptists Vote to Name Abuse as Grounds for Expelling Churches
SBC also approves new committee to evaluate member churches.
Why Foursquare’s Female Leaders Have It Harder Today
The Pentecostal denomination was founded by a woman nearly a century ago, but it has failed to elect another female president since.
Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist
Analysis: The bigger factor behind the SBC’s decline isn’t the struggle to gain new converts; it’s keeping their own.
Southern Baptists Down to Lowest in 30 Years
While giving is up, membership, baptism, and church numbers continued to drop in 2018.
United Methodist Court Keeps Core of New LGBT Legislation
(UPDATED) Traditional Plan survives legal review, but could still set the UMC on path to division over gay marriage and clergy as Judicial Council also approves exit plan for dissenting churches.
Philipp Jakob Spener
Protestant pastor who founded pietism.
14 Observations About The State Of Christian Denominations Today
Denominations that support and enhance the biblical mission of the local church will thrive. Those that don't will continue to decline.
United Methodists Vote to Keep Traditional Marriage Stance
The UMC’s increasingly global delegation outweighs US push to shift LGBT positions, leading some progressive congregations to leave.
United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination
Pulled right and left by various factions of the global church, the UMC’s decision-making body meets this weekend to pick a path forward.
Inside And Outside The Bible Belt: A Schism The American Church Must Address
The church has never found unity through sameness, but by celebrating how Christ uses the gifts of different parts of his one body.
Four Steps For Denominations to Resource Church Revitalization
Resourcing isn’t always monetary.
Partnering Across Denominations
We can learn from one another and grow together in our love for Christ and the world.
Hillsong: ‘What a Beautiful Name’ for a New Denomination Spanning ‘Oceans’
Influential church separates from Australia’s Assemblies of God.

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