Recession made LifeWay ‘more dependent on God’

August Trustee Meeting 2013
Ridgecrest Conference Center

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.”

LifeWay posts interviews with Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson


Viewers and ducks have a hard time resisting the call of the Robertson family. Duck Dynasty, the hit A&E television show, returns with season four in mid-August. But before that, Si Robertson, one of the show’s stars, opened up to LifeWay Christian Resources about his faith and the reason he and the rest of the Robertsons have found success.

Classic Ron Dunn books rereleased


In conjunction with the publication of Ron Dunn: His Life and Mission, the new biography from Ron Owens, B&H Publishing is rereleasing two classic works by Dunn with forewords by men who knew him best.

New biography details suffering, power of Ron Dunn


By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Suffering and crises of faith were no strangers to the life and ministry of itinerate Bible teacher and author Ron Dunn. Despite Dunn’s life being marked with personal pain and loss, including his life being cut short by pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 64, his influence continues to echo […]

Number of SBC Churches Increased Last Year; Members, Attendance and Baptisms Declined


Southern Baptists experienced growth last year in the number of churches affiliated with the denomination and the total amount given for denominational missions causes. However, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions, most of the ACP metrics declined in 2012 including membership, average attendance, baptisms and total giving.