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Youth leaders’ needs on conference agenda

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The “main reason” for the National Youth Workers Conference “was to answer a need that Southern Baptist youth workers had been making known to us,” said Paul Turner, national student ministry leader for LifeWay Christian Resources. “As we traveled around training and learning from youth leaders, they were telling us that they wanted […]

Financial freedom’s New Testament boost

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–To help families reduce their financial debt, LifeWay Christian Resources and the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee hope to see a New Testament become a valuable resource. If so, churches will benefit. The Executive Committee worked with LifeWay’s Holman Bible Outreach International to develop a copy of the New Testament that includes 30 […]

LifeMatters editor connects via blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–When Chad Jordan became editor of LifeMatters, a Sunday School curriculum published by LifeWay Christian Resources, he wanted to develop a more intimate connection with the Sunday School teachers who use the materials. Taking advantage of online resources, Jordan launched a LifeMatters-related blog called Insights for Leaders. “The purpose of the blog is […]

3 teachers go Deeper Still

ATLANTA (BP)–Three women, three journeys, three changed lives, three lives going deeper were shared with 19,000-plus women at a Deeper Still conference June 27-28 in Atlanta. Popular Bible teachers and authors Kay Arthur, Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer went deeper -– into the Bible and their own lives -– during the sold-out event sponsored by […]

Balanced worship touted at LifeWay conf.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Worship services that are more balanced and theologically focused — supplanting years of conflict over worship styles — were envisioned by music ministers, worship leaders and lay musicians at a worship leadership conference sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. The unified tone was set when the conference’s first worship […]

Child safety a local church responsibility, expert says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--How vulnerable are the children and youth of your church to volunteers or staff with criminal histories? Can staff members at your church confidently look a young mother in the eye and say everything possible has been done to make sure her child is safe?       "Of all the crimes against children in the U.S. every year, thousands will occur within the walls of churches and youth centers," said Matthew Robbins of Backgroundchecks.com.

Store manager’s heart: Customer service

MACON, Ga. (BP)–Serving at the LifeWay Christian Store in Macon, Ga., is a family tradition for Daren DuBose, who has been named as the chain’s 2007 manager of the year. DuBose began working at the Macon location 17 years ago as a high school student. His sister, then a LifeWay store employee, recommended him for […]

RESOURCE: ‘Sex & the City’ myths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Marian Jordan's life was much like the four characters on HBO's hit show "Sex and the City," characterized by casual sex and expensive fashion.

RESOURCE: Select Easter musicals early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Most ministers of music are able to take a breath between Christmas and Easter productions, allowing choir members to recover from busy holiday performances before gearing up for spring services.

Aspiring novelists buoyed by conference

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)–For most people, reading a novel is easy. Writing one can be much harder. Just ask the 40-plus aspiring novelists who attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference this fall at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. The conference, geared to individuals with at least a first draft of a novel, […]