“A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day,” written by Catherine Strode Parks and her mother Linda Strode and published by B&H Publishing Group, reminds couples what God originally intended for the sacred marriage ceremony.
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.
The facts speak for themselves. Nine out of 10 churches in America are declining or growing at a pace slower than the rate of their communities. Churches limp along as members drift out the proverbial back door. So what can church leaders do to stop the exodus? Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources and best-selling author, sees this as a symptom of an underlying problem in most churches.
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.