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  • Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

    July 13 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

    America’s Protestants like to invite their friends to church. At least once in a while. Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churchgoers say they’ve invited at least one person to visit their church in the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research study. “It’s a fairly easy thing for churchgoers to do …

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  • Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    July 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    Women & Work, a ministry launched this year with a panel at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting, seeks to fill a void in Baptist life for women who want to contribute to the Kingdom by working in ministry, working from home or working in the secular world. Courtney L. Moore, the ministry’s founder …

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  • 5 biggest volunteer recruiting questions answered

    July 11 2018 by Helen Gibson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5 biggest volunteer recruiting questions answered

    For those who have been involved in ministry, chances are they’ve been there – in need of an additional volunteer at the last minute and scrambling to find someone they trust to get the job done. Or perhaps a congregation has announced a need for volunteers from the pulpit and advertised it in the bulletin, yet …

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  • Francis Scott Key was ‘steadfast’ Sunday School backer

    July 5 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Francis Scott Key was ‘steadfast’ Sunday School backer

    Most Americans likely know of Francis Scott Key’s passion for the United States, expressed in his writing of the national anthem. Far fewer know he also was a passionate advocate of Sunday School, and under whose leadership in the Sunday School movement helped evangelize the West. As the United States celebrates its 242nd birthday, Christian …

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  • Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

    June 22 2018 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

    Nearly 60 Hispanic pastors and leaders gained discipleship insights and resources during a LifeWay Leadership luncheon June 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Craig Featherstone, LifeWay Global vice president, welcomed the group and noted LifeWay’s new centers in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil in addition to short-term Bible studies in Spanish.

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  • Rainer: Local churches key to reversing SBC decline

    June 21 2018 by Aaron Earls, FactsAndTrends.net | with 0 comments
    Rainer: Local churches key to reversing SBC decline

    Is our denomination dying? That was the question posed at the LifeWay Christian Resources breakfast attended by 1,100 registered guests during the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas. Attendees may have been surprised to hear LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer say yes, the Southern Baptist Convention is dying.

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  • LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    June 19 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    LifeWay Christian Resources has begun giving away Bibles to help churches share the Word of God, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. “One of the best investments we have ever made has no immediate financial return but an incredible eternal return,” Rainer said …

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  • ACP: Worship attendance rises, baptisms decline

    June 4 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    ACP: Worship attendance rises, baptisms decline

    The Southern Baptist Convention expanded by more than 270 churches in 2017. More people showed up for weekly worship services, and congregations gave more generously in a strengthening economy. However, reported baptisms and membership declined as fewer churches participated in the SBC’s Annual Church Profile (ACP).

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  • Survey: VBS remains popular among American parents

    May 30 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Survey: VBS remains popular among American parents

    Back in the 1890s, a pair of Sunday School teachers both had the same idea. School kids were off for the summer. Why not invite them to church to study the Bible? And maybe sing a few songs and have some fun along the way?

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  • Free Bibles? LifeWay launches effort to spur evangelism

    May 17 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Free Bibles? LifeWay launches effort to spur evangelism

    This summer, thousands of Bibles will ring up for free at the registers of LifeWay Christian Stores. It’s an effort by LifeWay to help local churches take the Word of God into their communities through an initiative called “Share the Word. Together.”

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  • Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

    May 11 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

    Most churchgoers say the Bible commands them to give. But their tithes don’t always go in the offering plate. Half of Protestant churchgoers say their tithes can go to a Christian ministry rather than a church, compared to what is often taught by pastors and Bible study aids.

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  • Collegiate ministers get ‘fresh take’ at LifeWay summit

    May 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Collegiate ministers get ‘fresh take’ at LifeWay summit

    A triennial gathering involving hundreds of collegiate ministry workers “inspires us to go back to our campus with new ideas and a fresh take on things,” said Arkansas campus minister Dawn Reed. That’s why she returned to LifeWay Christian Resources’ Collegiate Summit, hosted this year May 2-4.

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  • LifeWay named one of America’s top employers for 2nd year

    May 7 2018 by LifeWay Christian Resources staff | with 0 comments
    LifeWay named one of America’s top employers for 2nd year

    LifeWay Christian Resources is ranked as one of the top 500 midsize employers in the U.S. by Forbes magazine for a second consecutive year. LifeWay landed at No. 196 on the “America’s Best Midsize Employers” list. The Christian publishing house and retail organization drew high marks from its employees.

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  • LifeWay to discuss SBC future at breakfast in Dallas

    April 27 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay to discuss SBC future at breakfast in Dallas

    LifeWay Christian Resources will provide a free breakfast and screen two new movies at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas this summer. The focus of the LifeWay breakfast will be “Is Our Denomination Dying?” LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer will lead a discussion and question-and-answer session.

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  • Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    April 19 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    When it comes to charity, a personal touch works 10 times better than Facebook – at least for churchgoers. A new report from LifeWay Research found more than half of Protestant churchgoers say a personal connection inspired them to give money to a charity for the first time.

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