LifeWay reports strategic changes

LifeWay Christian Resources is poised to reach a million people this fall with its Christ-centered curriculum, The Gospel Project, leaders announced at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. During his report, LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer laid out three strategic changes LifeWay is making to prepare for the future and serve churches more effectively.

B&H, LifeWay take home six SEPA Awards

B&H Español and LifeWay Español won a combined six awards at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) Awards held April 30-May 3 in Miami during Expolit 2015, the largest annual conference and expo designed to promote the growth of ministry and resources within Spanish-speaking markets. These awards follow B&H Español being named Publisher of the Year the past two years.

Lecrae’s ‘Unashamed’ to be published by B&H

Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources. Releasing in May 2016, the book will be titled “Unashamed” and will discuss details of his difficult past and powerful lessons about what it means to be a Christian in the midst of a skeptical world.

Going global: LifeWay gains momentum overseas

“LifeWay is the largest provider of Christian content in the world,” Craig Featherstone says. “Yet the majority of everything we produce stays in the United States.”
That’s something Featherstone is working to change as director of LifeWay Global Resources

With the church’s growth in places like India, China and Brazil, Featherstone believes evangelicals worldwide could benefit from resources that LifeWay can provide.

LifeWay has had an overseas presence for decades, but that work has increased in recent years. Currently LifeWay resources are available in 76 countries and more than 40 languages

Mental illness headlines stir pastors to help

Evangelical leaders are increasingly speaking out about mental health issues. Many have begun to open up about their own bouts with depression or a family member’s illness. Last month, The New York Times ran a front page story about pastors breaking the longtime silence around mental illness. The Times’ story led with the account of a pastor receiving an anonymous phone call from a suicidal man.