By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More than 1-in-5 background checks processed by LifeWay’s program with backgroundchecks.com reveals a serious offense. These numbers are part of the reason a growing number of churches use background checks as a way to better protect those involved in the ministry. After a six-year relationship, the number of churches that say […]
By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Americans pray for their friends, families, and sometimes their enemies. They ask for divine help in times of trouble but rarely praise God’s greatness. And they seldom add politicians, nonbelievers, or even their favorite sports team to their prayer lists, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. […]
Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist pastors has not kept pace with inflation over the past two years, while salaries for other full-time ministers and office staff increased at a rate higher than national inflation, according to the SBC Church Compensation Study, an in-depth survey of 12,907 staff members in Southern Baptist churches.
LifeWay Christian Resources is facing “headwinds of change with an attitude of abundance and not scarcity,” according to president and CEO Thom S. Rainer.
Speaking to LifeWay’s board of trustees during their regular semi-annual meeting August 25-26, Rainer cited Proverbs 12:11 as a source of wisdom and inspiration.
Participants in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were open about their disagreements concerning theology and evangelism, but agreed about the urgency to evangelize.
The breakfast meeting was sponsored by The Gospel Project and drew more than 500 people for an honest, spirited, and entertaining discussion about how differing views of salvation impact the way Christians do ministry and mission.
LifeWay Christian Resources is challenging churches to start 100,000 new Bible study groups by the end of this year. This initiative, a partnership between churches, state conventions and LifeWay, is designed to help long-time churchgoers jump-start their faith and to help new believers grow spiritually.