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Lifeway gears up for summer camps with COVID precautions, protocols in place

NASHVILLE (BP) – After a year in which children and students experienced disruption and isolation, many churches are anticipating an exciting return to summer camp. And this year, Lifeway Christian Resources is implementing careful precautions to help keep COVID-19 at bay.

Las iglesias dan prioridad al alcance responsable durante una pandemia

MADISON, TN. — Sergio Arce toca a la puerta de una casa cerca a la iglesia que pastorea. Arce no es esperado y no sabe si hay alguien en casa. Esta es una visita no solicitada.

Churches prioritize responsible outreach during a pandemic

MADISON, Tenn. -- Sergio Arce knocks on the door of a home close to the church he pastors. Arce isn’t expected and doesn’t know if anyone is home. This is a cold-call visit.

Why the next generation needs Christian apologetics

NASHVILLE (BP) – When Jesse Florea glances out his office window at the patchwork display of fall colors surrounding the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, he’s reminded of the power of worldviews.

2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with "Destination Dig," the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

Women ‘dive into God’s Word’ during COVID-19

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amanda Strauwald doesn't want things to go back to the way they were before COVID-19 -- at least, not when it comes to the new perspective she has on life. In studying the story of Gideon through an online Bible study, Strauwald said she's been reminded of how the Lord shows up in difficulties and uses weaknesses.

New resource helps parents of teens tackle ‘discipleship deficit’ at home

NASHVILLE (BP) -- As a former youth pastor of 15 years, Zac Workun believes most parents of teenagers want to take the lead in discipling their kids; they just don't always know how. "For many busy families, discipleship is either relegated to church on Sundays, or is too big of a task for parents to know where to begin," said Workun, LifeWay student ministry specialist. "We wanted to create something that would help student pastors partner with parents who need specific and accomplishable next steps."

Church honors local heroes on International Firefighters’ Day

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (BP) -- More than 70 firefighters were doused with support last week as members of First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Fla., found creative ways to celebrate their local heroes in the midst of a pandemic. On May 3, after watching a livestream worship service from home, church members drove by the two First Baptist Winter Garden campuses to drop off baked cookies and homemade cards illustrated by their children. Hanging outside one of the churches was a large banner that read, "First Baptist Loves Our Firefighters."

LifeWay begins new strategies to better serve customers

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The year LifeWay Christian Resources was formed, Thomas Edison filed a patent for a motion picture device, the game of basketball was invented and Arthur Conan Doyle penned his first Sherlock Holmes novel. That year was 1891, when LifeWay -- then called the Sunday School Board -- launched with the mission of creating Sunday School resources for churches.

Nik Ripken’s ‘dangerous’ book about sacrifice

NASHVILLE (BP) -- World missions veteran Nik Ripken wants the church to rethink sacrifice. "Sacrifice in the Western context is negative where it should be one of positive joy," said Ripken, a 30-year missionary and one of the world's leading experts on the persecuted church. "It expresses one's faith for today while building one's soul to serve more powerfully tomorrow." Ripken believes this kind of joy has a role to play not just for missionaries and those living in ...