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April 03 2009 By virtueonline CURSILLO: Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ

Goal of Cursillo The goal of Cursillo is the goal of the church - to bring all to Christ. This is done when informed, trained leaders set out with the support of others having a similar commitment.

What does Cursillo do? It helps to renew and deepen Christian commitment. Cursillo is one of many renewal movements. Many people have said Cursillo provides an important learning experience which causes many to feel like newly-made Christians with a purpose and with support.

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April 01 2009 By virtueonline ASHEVILLE, NC: From warehouse to prayer house

St. Paul's is an Anglican church, (under the authority of the Anglican Missions in the Americas - AMIA) but Greene said it's not what most people envision when they think of Anglican.

"We've tried to take the Anglican service and update it," Greene said.

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March 29 2009 By virtueonline Saddleback Church Trains Nearly 2,400 New Members on Historic Day

"The Bible says the church is the support and foundation of the truth," said Warren, who personally led the class. "We in California know the importance of support and foundation, because we have earthquakes. If you don't have a good support and a good foundation when an earthquake comes around, your house will collapse. The same is true of every area of life. If you don't have the correct foundation and support for finances, relationships and your marriage, it will all collapse.

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March 28 2009 By virtueonline One billion souls to save. Christianity in China is booming

A casually dressed, grey-haired Chinese man takes to the podium. "Let us begin with a look at the Gospel of Saint John." There is a rustling of pages as converts and curious open their Bibles. Almost everyone in the room is scarcely a day over 30. Most look as if they are in their early twenties. They are fashionably dressed - girls with high-heeled boots, men sporting trendy knitted hats. This is Friday night Bible class in Beijing.

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March 28 2009 By virtueonline VANCOUVER, BC: Our Greatest Gift as Anglicans

William+ reminded us that 'Metro Vancouver (even with its low church attendance of perhaps 4%) is not beyond the Gospel.' "I have been asking God', said William+, 'to break my heart for the lost. I need God's heart for the lost.'

"How do we catch fish in the 21st century?, asked William+. "The same way as in the first century." 'When we open our hands once again', said William+, 'Jesus will always answer. This good news is for you. Jesus died for you.'

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March 27 2009 By virtueonline Exit strategies - Jamie Dean

Also growing: Strunk's conviction that he couldn't stay in a denomination abandoning orthodox Christian faith.

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February 09 2009 By virtueonline SYDNEY: Historic live TV hook up launches Sydney Anglican campaign

In the Blue Mountains alone about 700 people gathered at Wycliffe Christian School's auditorium in the village of Warrimoo.

Some churches reported record numbers of attendees at their church for the event.

It was estimated that up to 50,000 people saw the broadcast, which is kickstarting Sydney Anglican efforts to befriend and then deliver a copy of the Gospel of Luke to every household in their region.


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January 21 2009 By virtueonline KANSAS CITY, Missouri: Ethics crisis in America? Church leaders say yes

And they are rushing to bring flocks back into the fold. "Honesty is honesty. It doesn't matter if you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, whatever.

A lot of these debacles we're seeing can be traced and sourced back to a lack of good old ethics," said the Rev. Jerry Johnston, who this month launched a 12-part series of sermons on ethics at First Family Church in Overland Park, Kansas, which has about 5,000 members.

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January 18 2009 By virtueonline A Pastor's Revolutionary Vision

This meant that translation and education should go hand in hand. For over 30 years, Francke strove to provide basic literacy and access to Scripture in the "mother tongue" for as much of the world as possible, and his pioneering efforts became the model for all Protestant missionary translation and education projects after him.

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January 10 2009 By virtueonline Faith in a very Christian journey

"I don't know how candid I should be," he said last week, "but Sydney Anglicanism goes through its ebbs and flows. It's a lot more precise and defined right now than it was in '80s."

Asked if this was a polite way of saying Sydney Anglicanism had become too rigid, he paused, laughed and added: "Yes, it probably is."

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