Posts Tagged ‘Tim Keller’
Board Chairman Pieter Dearolf announced without explanation that there were “significant differences” between the board and its president.
Joel R. Rivera’s race for the city council seat in Fifteenth District of the Bronx is one of the hottest and most watched contests in the borough.
Pastors have their own brand of insider humor, just like doctors, lawyers, accountants and other skilled professionals. The same is true for the missionaries, researchers and pastors who plant churches. Thus, Ed Stetzer once heard a veteran missions professor tell the following bittersweet joke at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. It went [...]
The churches near World Trade Towers in New York City were shaken but were able to give immediate sanctuary in “the Belly of the Beast.”
At 9:01am Tuesday morning a federal agent rang, saying, “Turn on your television. I’ve got to go.”
After visiting so many new evangelical churches, Tammy Wong’s question is, how did this tremendous change come about? In 1975 there were only ten or so evangelical churches in Manhattan Center City (below 96th Street on the East Side and 125th Street on the West Side) that served English speaking professionals like her. By 2010 [...]
Tammy next explored the East Side, coming back through Chinatown and the Lower East Side first. She visited the Primitive Christian Church on East Broadway which has a new ministry to second generation Hispanics. In the 1970s it burned down causing Marcos Rivera to leave his job with IBM to rebuild the church. He was [...]
Op-Ed: Defeating the “Elijah Complex” in 1978. A Retrospective by Joe Battaglia of Renaissance Communications
In the rocky years of 1978-1979 life started to come back to the Christian church in the New York area. Several things worked together to create a sense of renewed possibilities for church growth. Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life evangelistic campaign which was launched in Manhattan in 1976 helped to create a shared identity among believers in [...]
In 1978 the number of evangelical church plants jumped to three times greater than the average number planted per year for the previous decades. Since then, the number of successful evangelical church plants has averaged 1.7% per year. By 2000 the church planting ratio translated into 80-100 evangelical churches and ministries planted per year. 50% [...]