LifeWay Christian Stores is opening 17 new stores in seven states – the result of acquiring Berean Christian Stores with locations primarily in California, Arizona and the Midwest.
Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources approved including additional property in the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, elected a new technology vice president, and received an encouraging report from Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO.
“Significant changes have taken place at LifeWay over the last eight years,” Rainer told the trustees assembled at Ridgecrest Conference Center. “Had we not made these changes, LifeWay would be in serious trouble today.”
Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources have approved the sale of Glorieta Conference Center to a group dedicated to continue using the property as a Christian camp and conference center. The new non-profit corporation, called Glorieta 2.0, was formed and funded by a group of Christian businessmen and camping professionals.
At LifeWay’s VBS Preview event, VBS leaders from churches all across the country learned about the Colossal Coaster World-themed VBS taken from 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment” (HCSB). The curriculum will challenge kids to face their fears and trust God on the roller coaster of life.
More than one and a half million people will see dramatic improvements in their Bible study materials this fall as LifeWay Christian Resources launches an updated and enhanced version of its leading Bible study series currently used by more than 30,000 churches.