NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. Consider a shorter sermon A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found Protestant pastors’ estimates of their sermon lengths are shorter than the estimates of their congregations. Additionally, more than a quarter […]
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LifeWay building in downtown Nashville. LIFEWAY/BP By Aaron Earls and Joy Allmond/LifeWay NASHVILLE – As the COVID-19 pandemic causes churches across the country to suspend in-person meeting, Generosity by LifeWay is opening its digital giving platform to congregations immediately for free, while B&H Publishing is offering low-cost books with free discussion guides. “Giving is one of the […]
By Aaron Earls/LifeWayNASHVILLE (BP) — As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S., congregations are facing a situation many have never considered.In response, the LifeWay Leadership team has developed pandemic response resources that are being made available for free to assist pastors and church leaders at MinistryGrid.com/coronavirus.”Pastors are asking questions about how their churches should react […]
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RIDGELAND, Miss. (BP) — Grady Cothen – the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and two Southern Baptist Convention entities – died May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, MS. He was 96. Among his service to Southern Baptists, Cothen was executive secretary of the Southern Baptist General […]
CHATSWORTH — Chris Ray was ready for just about anything as a young pastor when he accepted his first church five years ago in this North Georgia town. Of course, he had heard stories of how deacons could be rather “free” with their opinions when it came to giving advice. But he was not prepared […]