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The Hub: Friday, April 19, 2024

Posted April 19, 2024

by Abigail Choe

Welcome to our top story findings of the week, on today’s issue of The Hub!

1. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Increasing Share of Young Adults Say the Bible Has Transformed Their Lives: Poll” by Ryan Foley

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    This article from The Christian Post titled “Increasing Share of Young Adults Say the Bible Has Transformed Their Lives: Poll” shares positive results from a research poll conducted by the American Bible Society in January 2024. The poll asked 2,506 U.S. adults various faith-based questions, including if the message of the Bible has transformed their lives. The youngest group of adults, also known as Gen Z, who have answered “yes” to a positive transformation has increased from 50% in 2023 to 54% in 2024. John Farquhar Plake, American Bible Society Chief Program Officer, responded to this statistic, saying, “Our youngest adults show signs of interest in the Bible [...]. If this trend continues, we have good reason for hope.”

    2. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Six Churches Doing Things Differently” by Devin Jones

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    This article from Relevant Magazine titled “Six Churches Doing Things Differently” highlights the “trailblazing” nature of six separate churches across America. One church aims to do away with church buildings entirely, liberating the congregation from building costs by meeting in homes. Another church embraces racial and age diversity, offering an integrated community. These churches are taking the modern context of their time and thoughtfully applying it to their respective communities, “setting a new bar for what church can be.”

    3. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Ex-Witch Baptizes 200 on Florida Beach” by Michael Foust

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    This article from Christian Headlines titled “Ex-Witch Baptizes 200 on Florida Beach” shares how more than 200 people were baptized on a Florida beach on Easter Sunday. Jenny Weaver, senior leader of the Core Group mentorship organization, organized the baptism event and witnessed the Lord work miraculously through her congregation. Before Weaver became a Christian, she was a self-described witch, living on the streets and addicted to drugs. Now, she shares her faith through mentoring women in the Core Group. “Revival is here!” Weaver said, “I’m praying about where to do the next one.”

    Although every Hub article is selected to foster discussion about modern church structure, not every idea and opinion expressed in the linked articles may fully align with the views and mission of Koinesúnē Magazine. All the same, we seek to uplift and celebrate the different ministries working around the globe.

    Check back next Friday for the next Hub article!