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Study shows far-reaching impact of Billy GrahamNASHVILLE (BP) -- About 80 years after he began his ministry, Billy Graham continued to impact the faith of millions with nearly half of all Protestant churchgoers saying they have watched one of his sermons on television.
"Billy Graham was one of the greatest evangelists the Christian faith has ever known," said LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer. "Throughout his life, it was obvious he wanted the focus to be not on himself but on one thing: the cross of Jesus Christ." Read More
High-tech enthusiasts gather at Code for the KingdomNASHVILLE (BP) -- Bitcoin in the offering plate?
Software allowing people to use cryptocurrency to give to churches was among the high-tech ideas under development at LifeWay Christian Resources during the Feb. 9-11 weekend.
LifeWay hosted its Code for the Kingdom event at its new Nashville campus where software developers worked long hours creating technology to serve the church.
Participants from across the country made 90-second pitches of their software ideas then formed teams to work on projects throughout the weekend. Read More
TRUSTEES: LifeWay shares new vision for storesNASHVILLE (BP) -- Future shoppers will find fundamental changes when they visit LifeWay Christian Stores, trustees were told at their semiannual meeting Feb. 5-6.
LifeWay leaders shared a vision of stores where people will gather not only to buy biblical solutions for life but also to connect, learn and grow.
"The opportunities to do more are just amazing," LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told trustees. "In God's power we seek to transform lives and serve churches." Read More
Study: Churches on solid ground as economy reboundsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Church collection plates were a little bit fuller last fall, according to a new study released today (Feb. 8) by LifeWay Research.
About 40 percent of Protestant pastors say their churches received more offerings in 2017 than in 2016. Three-quarters say their church met or exceeded budget. And only about a third say the economy gave their church trouble.
Those are among the findings of a report from LifeWay Research, based on a survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors that was conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 18, ... Read More
Black church, family conference marks 25 yearsRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- The Black Church Leadership and Family Conference celebrates its 25th year July 16-20 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, N.C.
The only year Mark Croston didn't attend was when obligations at his former pastorate, East End Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va., kept him away, he told Baptist Press ahead of the 2018 event hosted annually by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More
Adoption, foster care common in churches, study saysNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Bible has a lot to say about caring for orphans. Protestant churches in the United States appear to be listening.
About 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year, according to a study released today (Jan. 24) by LifeWay Research, which conducted the survey Aug. 22–30.
The church's involvement on this issue may be because the Bible tells them to, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Read More
100 years of LifeWay ArchitectureNASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Architecture begins 2018 working toward the next 100 years of serving the Church, having marked its centennial anniversary in 2017.
"This is an important milestone in the history of LifeWay," said Eric Geiger, LifeWay's senior vice president and chief business officer. "Those who cast the vision for LifeWay Architecture were out-of-the-box thinkers who helped create environments conducive to group discipleship, and came alongside the local church to do the work with them instead of for them. And that's who we aim to be, even 100 years later." Read More
SBC DIGEST: LifeWay Stores offer Bible study workshops; SBTS' Trentham to lead Christian education profs
In today's SBC Digest: LifeWay Christian Stores to offer nationwide Bible study workshops Jan. 16; John David Trentham of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to lead Society of Professors in Christian Education. Read More
Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study saysNASHVILLE (BP) -- Going to church for some can be a bit like hanging out at Starbucks. The coffee's hot, the people are friendly, and the Wi-Fi is almost always free.
Seven in 10 Protestant churches (68 percent) provide Wi-Fi for both guests and staff, according to a survey of Protestant senior pastors that LifeWay Research released today (Jan. 9).
Most also have a website (84 percent) and a Facebook page (84 percent).
But few have ventured on Twitter (16 percent). Read More
Former LifeWay tower came down 'really fast'NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower is now a pile of rubble.
The 12-story building on LifeWay's former campus in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6 with an implosion the demolition team's leader said went "100 percent perfect," The Tennessean newspaper reported.
Following a series of loud bangs made by some 600 pounds of explosives, Draper Tower crumbled in sections to make room for a 380-unit residential building, two ... Read More