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  • #MeToo, church awareness focus of study

    September 19 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    #MeToo, church awareness focus of study

    In recent months, churches have been rocked by high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct among clergy. While the Catholic Church’s continued abuse scandal has dominated the headlines, Protestant churches have also seen high profile pastors accused of sexual misconduct. A new LifeWay Research study shows one in eight Protestant senior pastors say …

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  • LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    August 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    LifeWay Christian Resources trustees began the initial steps to search for a successor to President and CEO Thom S. Rainer during their Aug. 27-28 meeting in Nashville. Trustee chairman Jimmy Scroggins named a seven-person search committee to find LifeWay’s next leader.

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  • LifeWay’s Rainer to retire

    August 28 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    LifeWay’s Rainer to retire

    Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, told the organization’s board of trustees Aug. 27 that he is retiring. Rainer, 63, plans to step down whenever a replacement is named or after one year, according to a LifeWay announcement published late Monday evening.

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  • LifeWay Global & B&H Español named Spanish Publisher of the Year

    August 23 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay Global & B&H Español named Spanish Publisher of the Year

    LifeWay Global and its trade publishing division B&H Español were named Publisher of the Year at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association’s (SEPA) awards banquet Aug. 8 in Miami. LifeWay also received eight additional awards for bestselling books and sales milestones at the SEPA banquet, which took place at Expolit, the largest annual Christian Spanish literature and music convention in the world.

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  • ‘Baptist Hymnal’ celebrates 10-year anniversary

    August 8 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Baptist Hymnal’ celebrates 10-year anniversary

    This August, LifeWay Christian Resources is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the latest Baptist Hymnal. It’s a milestone Mike Harland, director of LifeWay Worship, finds humbling – especially considering a physical form of the 2008 hymnal wasn’t initially supposed to exist. “The original idea was that a new hymnal for Baptists would be digital only.”

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  • LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement

    August 8 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement

    Selma Wilson, senior vice president of organizational development and chief people officer at LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced she will retire effective Oct. 1. “It has been an incredible honor to be a part of the mission of LifeWay for the past 28 years,” Wilson said.

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  • The Gospel Project launches new discipleship tools

    August 2 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    The Gospel Project launches new discipleship tools

    The Gospel Project has been used by nearly 1.5 million adults, teens and children since its inception in 2012 – and that’s just in Sunday School. Two new Gospel Project resources are being introduced to help families and small groups engage in discussion about scripture and how each text fits into its storyline.

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  • Geiger leaving LifeWay, joining California church staff

    August 1 2018 by LifeWay Christian Resources Staff | with 0 comments
    Geiger leaving LifeWay, joining California church staff

    Eric Geiger, senior vice president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has accepted a call as senior pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif., beginning in September. Geiger came to LifeWay as vice president of LifeWay’s Resources Division in February 2011. “Serving the church through the mission of LifeWay has been a deep joy and honor …

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  • Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    July 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    LifeWay, with 5,000 employees, landed at No. 282 on Forbes’ 2018 “Best Employers for Women” list – the first time the business magazine has published rankings in that category. Earlier this year, Forbes also named LifeWay as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers – ranking it 196th among 500 companies.

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  • Stateside pastors begin Virgin Island partnerships

    July 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Stateside pastors begin Virgin Island partnerships

    Pastors leading U.S. Virgin Island churches still recovering from devastating 2017 hurricanes are receiving new stateside ministry partners as another hurricane season threatens. The only Southern Baptist congregations on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are networking with stateside leaders as guests of the 2018 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference.

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  • LifeWay's former Sullivan Tower to be imploded

    July 20 2018 by LifeWay & Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    LifeWay's former Sullivan Tower to be imploded

    Implosion of the 11-story Sullivan Tower on the former campus of LifeWay Christian Resources is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. Sullivan Tower, on Ninth Avenue North in downtown Nashville, was built in phases from 1940-1956 and named for James L. Sullivan, president of the Sunday School Board (now LifeWay) from 1953-1975.

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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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