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 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.
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.
David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, calls believers to prayer and generosity for the people of Nepal to help meet their physical and spiritual needs.
“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
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.
Daryl Braden, Memphis Athletic Ministries’ New Hope Center director, conducts an afternoon Bible study. Thanks to LifeWay store customers, each child now has his or her own Bible.
While working in a LifeWay Christian store the past two and a half years, Victoria Cano had become used to people coming in and asking questions about faith. But this kind of direct question about how to receive Christ was new.
World Changers student volunteers overcome heat wave to spread the gospel and fix homes in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Reviews of new group Bible study materials, book signings by leading Christian authors and a screening of a new movie are planned by LifeWay Christian Resources at the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Baltimore.