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  • Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    October 26 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone, and Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    Lawyers for both the U.S. Justice Department and a religious freedom organization defended the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance Oct. 24 before a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard oral arguments regarding a 2017 opinion that invalidated the allowance as an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment …

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  • GuideStone assesses stock market’s recent volatility

    October 24 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone assesses stock market’s recent volatility

    Increased market volatility, which has commanded increased headlines in the days leading up to the November mid-term elections, has caught many by surprise. However, David S. Spika, chief strategic investment officer for GuideStone Financial Resources, noted that stock market volatility is a common and normal occurrence.

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  • LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    October 9 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a successor to Thom Rainer, chairman Kent Dacus has announced. The search committee met Monday, Sept. 24, to develop a process for their search of the new LifeWay president and CEO, Dacus reported.

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  • LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    September 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    “Employees are fine” after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press. “We’re just really thankful no one was hurt,” said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed …

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  • Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    September 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined more than 40 other pro-life leaders in urging the Trump administration to halt federal use of aborted baby tissue for research. The letter sent Tuesday (Sept. 11) came in response to an early August report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a contract to obtain “fresh” tissue from aborted babies for experimentation.

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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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  • GuideStone marks centennial anniversary

    August 13 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone marks centennial anniversary

    Marking the 100th anniversary of GuideStone Financial Resources, the Southern Baptist entity’s trustees gathered July 30-31 in regular session to hear ministry reports from its executive leadership team and staff. Trustees gave thanks to the Lord for the entity’s ministry and for the vision of founder William Lunsford.

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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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  • 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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  • Mission:Dignity seeks eligible retiree recipients

    June 1 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity seeks eligible retiree recipients

    Be intentional. That’s the message John Ambra, director of development for Mission:Dignity, wants Southern Baptists to hear. The ministry is searching for retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows who need financial assistance – people who may find it hard to ask for help or may not know it’s there.

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  • Mission:Dignity affirms couple’s trust in God’s care

    May 23 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity affirms couple’s trust in God’s care

    No matter how little they appeared to have, Roy and Janice Southern understood one undeniable truth: You can’t out-give the Lord. Whether it was helping a fellow seminary student at Criswell College pay for his textbooks or giving from their Mission:Dignity gift to a widow they knew couldn’t afford her medicine, the Southerns have been faithful to share.

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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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  • GuideStone to launch lower-cost Secure Health plan

    May 17 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone to launch lower-cost Secure Health plan

    Churches and pastors looking for budget-minded health care coverage as well as protection for their employees and their families have another option to consider coming this summer. GuideStone Financial Resources will roll out its new GuideStone Secure Health plan during the June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas.

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