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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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  • Rainer shares tips on church hospitality

    March 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Rainer shares tips on church hospitality

    Church members think of themselves as a welcoming bunch – but they tend to be friendly only to one another, says LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer. Most guests feel as though they’ve crashed a private party, Rainer found after extensively surveying church visitors.

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  • New website, e-book to spark ‘evangelism renewal’

    July 12 2017 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    New website, e-book to spark ‘evangelism renewal’

    On his website, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer has published findings from research of 1,000 randomly selected Southern Baptist churches, including challenging the idea that 80 percent of churches are either plateaued or declining. The new findings are based on analysis of Annual Church Profile data from 2013 and 2016.

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  • Conference asks, ‘Who Moved My Pulpit?’

    January 9 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Conference asks, ‘Who Moved My Pulpit?’

    When Lynn Sasser read Thom Rainer’s book Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church he knew immediately that church leaders need to hear the book’s message. Rainer is the president of LifeWay Christian Resources, and Sasser is the executive leader for the evangelism and discipleship group of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Leading change in church focus of LifeWay panel

    June 27 2016 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Leading change in church focus of LifeWay panel

    Leading change in a church can be difficult and must be navigated with prayer, love and patience, pastors acknowledged in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis. LifeWay Christian Resources hosted more than 800 church leaders for a free breakfast and discussion on “Leading Change in the Church.”

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  • 4 SBC leaders address messenger questions

    June 21 2016 by SBC entity & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    4 SBC leaders address messenger questions

    Questions were posed to four Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity presidents during time allotted for messengers’ questions during the leaders’ respective reports at the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis. Following are accounts of the four entity presidents’ responses. Not all entity presidents were asked questions.

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  • Rainer recaps LifeWay’s eventful year

    June 17 2016 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Rainer recaps LifeWay’s eventful year

    In the spring of 1891, Southern Baptists meeting at the Alabama Opera House in Birmingham voted to create a Sunday School board to publish Bible studies and other resources for discipleship. Today that board, now LifeWay Christian Resources, remains committed to the same core mission.

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  • LifeWay moves swiftly toward new headquarters

    April 8 2016 by Lisa Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay moves swiftly toward new headquarters

    LifeWay Christian Resources appeared to leave little doubt of its aggressive timetable for construction of its new building, breaking ground for new headquarters just hours after closing the purchase of the property. Within two years, LifeWay expects to move 1,100 employees into a new office building in Capitol View ...

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  • LifeWay celebrates Thom Rainer’s 10th anniversary

    February 8 2016 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay celebrates Thom Rainer’s 10th anniversary

    In a special chapel service Feb, 3, LifeWay Christian Resources recognized Thom S. Rainer for 10 years of service as president and CEO. Rainer was praised for his commitment to Christ and his family, as well as leadership during tumultuous cultural and business changes.

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