Church

A church is so much more than a building, it's a vibrant community where believers come together to bring faith to life.
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Stories of Faith

How to Talk to Strangers about Your Faith

Two leading pastors agree: talk less and listen more.

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Pentecost, the Church's birthday
Power of Prayer

5 Prayers for Pentecost, the Church’s Birthday

What happened when the apostles gathered in the upper room almost 2,000 years ago enriches how we pray today.

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Friends

He Proved to Be the Big Brother She Didn't Know She Needed

She had always been fiercely independent. Why was her friend suddenly insisting that she go to church with him?

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Angels

This Glimpse of Heaven Strengthened Her Faith

She worried about getting through a two-day silent retreat. Then she had a divine vision she would never forget.

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Prayer chain
Power of Prayer

Why Folks Who Pray Never Give Up

The power of a prayer chain uplifts a family.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr., admires Church of God In Christ West Angeles mural (Courtesy of McGee Media)
Movies and TV

PBS Documentary Highlights the ‘Power of Belief’ Behind the Black Church

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. talks with African-American leaders, from Oprah to Senator Raphael Warnock, on the role of the Black Church in American history, then and now.

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Stories of Faith

Church Leaders Get Creative to Serve Their Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Two pastors on the challenges—and surprising benefits—of turning to technology to connect with their congregations. 

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God's Grace

How a Divine Duet Gave Her the Confidence She Needed

She was battling depression and found no joy in music anymore. Could she perform for her church’s Sunday service?

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Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz
Stories of Hope

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia
Stories of Hope

A Pastor's Thoughts on the Blessings of a Diverse Congregation

Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia, shares how his congregation's diversity better prepares his congregants to support, encourage and learn from each other in turbulent times.

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