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How a BIG Church Grew Bigger

It didn't happen overnight. But Lakewood Church--pastored by Joel Osteen--has grown from 8,000 to 30,000 since 1999. And Osteen expects the church to zoom to 100,000. read more

Faith On the Front Lines

American military personnel are sharing the gospel among their ranks, and the Holy Spirit is working among our soldiers during the war on terrorism. read more

Still Shining Bright

Bill Bright turns 80 this month, but the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ stays busy in his twilight years building bridges with charismatics and calling for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. read more

HOPE Amid Crisis

Terrorist attacks sent Americans to their knees to find mercy and comfort on September 11. Are we ready to hear what God is saying to us through this tragedy? read more

Sharing Jesus in the Land of Lenin

Kevin and Leslie McNulty are reaching thousands in the former Soviet republics and in Russia --where Vladimir Lenin's communism once repressed Christianity.
PLUS: Russian Women Lead the Way
PLUS: 100 Tents to Reach Russia
PLUS: Haunted by a Bloody Past read more

Aliens Among Us

Millions of intelligent people believe in alien life forms, and their fascination with UFOs typically leads them to New Age beliefs. Is the church doing anything to reach this unusual mission field? read more

Born-Again Rock Stars

Kerry Livgren, a founding member of the group Kansas, is just one of many secular musicians who has decided to serve Jesus in a rock 'n' roll culture. read more

Houston's Power Broker

He is a confidant of President Bush and the leader of the nation's largest Methodist congregation. But Kirbyjon Caldwell says his vision is to build God's kingdom in his city. read more

When It's Hard To Believe

What do non-Christians really think of you and your faith? Charisma's conversations with the unchurched might help you reach the unbelievers you encounter every day. read more

Nigeria's Miracle

Some of the world's largest churches are in Nigeria. Observers say God is raising up an army there to evangelize a continent. read more

She Will Not Remain Silent

When critics challenged her decision to lead huge revivals around the country, Anne Graham Lotz--daughter of the world's most famous evangelist--didn't let anyone quench her message. read more

Why Is the Church So Fat?

Have your noticed that we don't fit in the pews anymore? God's people are packing on the pounds, but His Word is clear about how we can reclaim our health. read more

Pakistan: Abused in Allah's Name

Authorities routinely turn a blind eye to injustices against Christians, yet believers hold fast to their love for their Savior--and their enemies. read more

Healing a Violent Land

Uprooted by their country's long-running unrest, some of Colombia's displaced millions are finding hope through caring Christians. read more

Waves of Healing in PERU

Thousands of Peruvian girls and women suffer in silence after being sexually abused. But today a new ministry is introducing them to God's healing power. read more

Changing Hearts in SPAIN

Best known as the pleasure capital of Europe, Spain is beginning to shake off years of religious tradition for a life-giving faith. read more


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