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  • Main Event examines what it means to 'be a man'

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Aaron Wilson
    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- "What does it mean to be a man?" asked James MacDonald to more than 2,900 men at this year's Main Event conference presented by LifeWay Christian Resources.

    "There's a ton of confusion on that point," said MacDonald, senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, as he read from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 where Paul essentially tells brothers in the Lord to "man up."

    MacDonald highlighted principles of biblical manhood from the text as he kicked off the Aug. 10-11 conference. The event was designed to equip husbands, fathers, brothers and sons to "act like men" in every area of their lives. Read More

  • Collegiate Week: LifeWay event finds new 'home'

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Friday, August 10, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Chris Doyle
    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- Bill Noe kept using the word "home."

    Apparently, it was the best word to describe Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, which hosted Collegiate Week, Aug. 5-9, an annual event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. As LifeWay's national collegiate ministry specialist, Noe serves as Collegiate Week's program director.

    "As I started talking to Falls Creek leadership, it became increasingly apparent that this probably could work out, and it would be a great home," Noe said when asked about the process of moving Collegiate Week, which had a long history of meeting at Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. "Just every conversation, every visit, every step along the way made it more and more obvious that (Falls Creek) would be the perfect home for Collegiate Week." Read More

  • LifeWay's Selma Wilson announces retirement

    by Carol Pipes, posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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. "I am overcome with thankfulness God allowed me to be a part of this great organization -- the churches and people it serves, the authors and ministry partners, and the most committed employee team anywhere."

    Wilson joined the Sunday School Board (now LifeWay) in 1990 as a marriage and family consultant, providing training and events for churches. Three years later, she led in the development of LifeWay's women's ministry and launched Journey, a women's monthly devotional magazine for which she served as editor-in-chief from 1993-98. Read More

  • 'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018 (one month ago)

    File photo by Kent Harville
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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." Harland said. "But we did extensive research and discovered almost half of the churches we served still held hymnals every week." Read More

  • Why Americans go to church -- and why they don't

    by Bob Smietana, posted Friday, August 03, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans who attend religious services and those who skip them may be looking for the same thing -- a connection with God, according to a new survey from Pew Research.

    The most common single reason for attending services is that people want to be close to God. And the most common single reason for skipping services is that people found some other way to practice their faith.

    Eighty-one percent of those who attend services at least once a month say becoming closer to God is a very important reason they attend services. Read More

  • Geiger leaving LifeWay, joining Calif. church staff

    by LifeWay Staff, posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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," Geiger said about his service at LifeWay. "I have loved my time serving on Dr. Thom Rainer's team and serving alongside my team, a group of people consumed with Christ and serving His church well." Read More

  • Prosperity theology, path to 'good life' draw study

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- For some Americans, dropping a check into the offering plate at church may seem a bit like having a Discover Card. Both offer a cash-back bonus.

    About a third of Protestant churchgoers say their congregation teaches that God will bless them if they donate money. Two-thirds say God wants them to prosper. One in 4 say they have to do something for God to receive material blessings in return.

    Those are among the key findings of a new study on so-called "prosperity gospel" beliefs from a LifeWay Research study conducted Aug. 22–30, 2017. For the study, released today (July 31), LifeWay Research surveyed 1,010 Americans who attend a Protestant or non-denominational church at least once a month. Read More

  • World Changers repair homes, deliver meals in Chattanooga

    by Megan Conley, posted Friday, July 27, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Megan Conley
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- The sound of hammers radiated down North Chamberlain Avenue in Chattanooga, Tenn. Every few minutes, shingles were tossed off one side of the roof, and new shingles were lined up on the other. Even though this particular July morning had barely begun, the sun was already radiating off the hot tar paper. But that didn't slow down the group of World Changers volunteers working on Priscilla Ford's roof.

    "[These students] are dedicated, and they are mindful of helping low-income and underprivileged people do repairs on their home they can't do for themselves," said Ford, whose home was in need of a new roof. Read More

  • New resource helps with kids' questions about faith

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four hours into a road trip, 6-year-old Gavin was getting fidgety. To pass the time, he began rattling off a barrage of questions to his parents.

    "Mom, can I have a snack?"

    "Dad, are we there yet?"

    "Hey, when can I get baptized?"

    Gavin's parents looked at each other wondering where the last question had come from. Turns out, Gavin had watched his friend get baptized a few weeks ago. And now Gavin wanted to follow. But his parents weren't sure if he was ready. Read More