‘Most dying churches develop me-first mentality’ Rainer writes in new book

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In “Autopsy of a Deceased Church,” out this month from Nashville-based B&H Publishing, LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer found 10 factors – from slow erosion of the congregation and too many short-term pastors to a lack of prayer and neglected facilities – that cause churches to decline and die.

Southern Baptists helping start 100,000 new groups

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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.