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2011-07-19 07:25:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From eye-catching billboards that proclaim, "I can be good without God," to a critically acclaimed movie at the Sundance Film Festival, atheists are going public with their beliefs like never before. This has some Christians hot under the collar, but the leader of one of America's leading evangelistic ministries is urging believers to keep their cool. Public opinion polling shows that the number of Americans who are unaffiliated with any...

2011-04-20 07:20:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than two million people across America have discovered the Alpha course. This fall, pastors and other ministry leaders will have an opportunity to experience firsthand what some have called the "best kept secret in the church" at the 2011 National Alpha Conference. Held in Irving, TX, October 13-15, this annual gathering will bring together individuals from throughout the country, seeking to transform their churches and their...

2011-03-17 07:05:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a struggling economy that has seen record numbers of churches facing foreclosure, American pastors are more concerned about outreach and evangelism than getting congregants to give more, a national study from noted research firm Barna Group reveals. To come up with the findings, Barna conducted 600 telephone interviews with a representative sample of senior pastors of Protestant and Catholic churches from within the 48 continental...

2010-11-17 06:40:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha USA, a ministry that has helped more than two million people from all walks of life to consider whether there's more to life, has created a tool that will make starting conversations about heaven feel a little less hellish. As an introduction to Jesus Christ, The Breakthrough can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Alpha course, which helps churches to create a warm and friendly environment where people can consider the...

2010-05-17 06:45:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- International television star Bear Grylls, who has braved some of the toughest terrains known to man, recently revealed to Relevant magazine that his biggest challenge wasn't climbing Mount Everest or putting his survival skills to the test on Man Vs. Wild ... but tackling life's most difficult questions. "It's been a wiggly, messy journey that is continuing," Grylls shared in the May/June 2010 cover story. He added that the Alpha course has helped...

2009-08-31 07:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last week, people throughout America have reported seeing signs. The signs are everywhere, and as a result, many are becoming curious about spirituality and wondering whether there's more to life than this. It's all part of a national ad campaign supported by Alpha USA - using everything from bumper stickers and yard signs to billboards, buses and movie theaters. The ads ask, "Is There More to Life Than This?" and feature Bear Grylls, star of...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Followers of the Discovery Channel reality program "Man vs. Wild" are used to seeing the show's star, Bear Grylls, taking on the elements in some of the toughest places on earth. This fall, fans will have a rare opportunity to see Grylls in person when he travels to Central Florida to take on some of the toughest questions life has to offer. Grylls will be a featured presenter at The 2009 National Alpha Conference, October 20-21, at Northland, A Church...

2005-09-09 08:43:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Christian churches are rebranding their faith in a cinema-advertising campaign trying to boost their congregation in Britain. Billed as the UK's first cinema advertisement for Christianity the advert -- to be launched on Friday -- features mountaineer Bear Grylls, Portsmouth soccer player Linvoy Primus and model Kim Johnson. Made by film production company The Mob the one-minute advertisement features Grylls climbing a mountain, Primus scoring a goal and Johnson...


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