NASHVILLE – As COVID numbers improve in many locations around the country, much of the hesitation that surrounded Vacation Bible School a year ago has been replaced with anticipation as churches look forward to one of their calendar’s most significant evangelistic events. Nevertheless, the question, “How will we host VBS?” remains a valid consideration as leaders […]
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MACON – Three Southern Baptist entity leaders sent video greetings and ministry updates to messengers and guests of the 2020 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, brought a video greeting for messengers and guests of the Georgia Baptist Convention […]
“…both parties are currently exploring the possibility of an agreed upon resolution…”
“We believe the local church is going to surge once again…”
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 […]
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 […]
“LifeWay is moving into a new era with a strategic digital focus that will prepare us for the future…”
The number of stores to close and the timing of those closures has not been announced.
As a follow up to “Why They Stay,” new questionnaire asks whey they return.
Baptisms have now declined consistently for more than a decade.