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SBC membership tops 16 million

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Membership in Southern Baptist churches set an all-time record in 2001 with a total of 16,052,920 persons, an increase of 92,612 over the previous year.

LifeWay addressing ‘new world in which we find ourselves’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--God prepared the way for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention to minister in a new world even before terrorists attacked the United States last year, LifeWay's President James T. Draper Jr., told trustees in their semiannual meeting Feb. 11 and 12.

In print & online resources, LifeWay urges prayer for revival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is urging Southern Baptists through print and online resources to be a catalyst for revival in the midst of disaster.

More than ever, clown says, ‘a merry heart doeth good’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Janis Roberts has always believed Proverbs 17:22, but since the terrorist attacks on the United States in September that verse has taken on new meaning.

Dramatists underscore honesty, humility among key mandates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--For creative artists to effectively communicate the gospel message, they must pursue five mandates, two Christian dramatists told participants in the National Creative Arts Festival, Nov. 8-10 at Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn.

Ministry teams, couples can benefit from relationship assessment tool

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Understanding individual strengths and communication styles can lead to improved relationships among church staff persons, lay leaders and spouses, a widely known author and speaker maintains.

Communicator shares lessons from ‘Univ. of Southern Baptist Life’

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--A veteran Southern Baptist communicator, recalling her career, told trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention on Sept. 10 lessons she has learned in the "University of Southern Baptist Life."

See challenges as opportunities, Draper tells LifeWay trustees

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention faces perhaps more challenges than at any time in the last decade, James T. Draper Jr. told the agency's trustees during their semiannual meeting Sept. 10-11.

LifeWayonline tech provider change frustrates customers & LifeWay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--LifeWayonline, the filtered Internet service offered by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, continues to experience technology provider transition difficulties, frustrating both its customers and LifeWay.

Terminations of pastors, staff leveling off, survey results show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Forced terminations among Southern Baptist pastors and other full-time church staff appear to have leveled off, annual surveys of state Baptist conventions indicate.