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Lifeway launches new branding, website enhancements

NASHVILLE (BP) – In an effort to highlight a new season of ministry, Lifeway Christian Resources unveiled a new logo and began a significant update and refresh of its website this month. This is the first major rebrand since the organization changed its name in 1998.

LifeWay finalizes Ridgecrest sale

NASHVILLE(BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources has finalized the sale of Ridgecrest Conference Center and Summer Camps to the Ridgecrest Foundation, a group dedicated to using the property as a Christian camp and conference center.

LifeWay acepta los términos de venta de Ridgecrest

NASHVILLE (BP) - LifeWay Christian Resources ha llegado a un acuerdo para vender el centro de conferencias y los campamentos de verano de Ridgecrest a la Fundación Ridgecrest. Los dos grupos planean completar la transferencia de la propiedad y los ministerios de Carolina del Norte para fines del 2020. No se anunciaron los términos del acuerdo.

LifeWay agrees on terms of sale for Ridgecrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LifeWay Christian Resources has reached an agreement to sell Ridgecrest Conference Center and Summer Camps to the Ridgecrest Foundation. The two groups plan to complete the transfer of the North Carolina property and ministries by the end of 2020.

DIRECTIVOS: LifeWay recorta presupuesto, planea ‘año puente’ en 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) -- En vista de la pandemia global COVID-19, los directivos de Recursos Cristianos LifeWay unánimemente aprobaron el martes (25 de agosto) un presupuesto de $210 millones para el año fiscal 2020-2021 que incluye reducciones de un 17 por ciento.

TRUSTEES: LifeWay cuts budget, plans for ‘bridge year’ in 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources unanimously approved a $210 million budget Tuesday (Aug. 25) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that includes reductions of 17 percent year over year.

LifeWay to discontinue World Changers projects amid COVID-19

NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources is canceling World Changers mission projects for summer 2020 and closing all future operations due to declining numbers and the inability to host projects this summer because of COVID-19. "We are sad about the closing of World Changers, but we know now is the time to make this decision based on more than 10 years of decline in participants and the current financial impact related to the coronavirus pandemic," said Ben Trueblood, director of Student Ministry at LifeWay.

LifeWay cancels June camps in response to the coronavirus

NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources announced that FUGE, StudentLife, Student Life for Kids and CentriKid camps, as well as World Changers projects scheduled for June have been canceled due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. "We've been closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidance of government and health authorities to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our campers, staff and the communities where we host camps," said Ben Trueblood, director of students at LifeWay. "Due to the continued health concerns related to COVID-19, we've made the decision to cancel all camp programming for the month of June.

LIFEWAY TRUSTEES: Mandrell announces renewed mission and focus

NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources CEO Ben Mandrell unveiled to trustees a new organizational structure and mission statement to align the organization for future ministry and growth. LifeWay experienced a successful transition in closing its brick-and-mortar retail chain in 2019 and saw significant growth in its direct sales channels, Mandrell reported to trustees during their biannual board meeting, Feb. 3-4 in Nashville.

Denying self is key to serving Christ, churchgoers say

NASHVILLE (BP) -- A majority of Protestant churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and most try to avoid situations that might lead to immoral thoughts or actions, according to a new study released Thursday (Aug. 8). The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from LifeWay Research found two-thirds (66 percent) of Protestant churchgoers agree with the statement: "A Christian must learn to deny himself or herself to serve Christ," with 38 percent strongly agreeing. The survey was conducted Jan. 14–29.