NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced physical gatherings around the globe to cancel for the foreseeable future, but LifeWay Christian Resources is doubling down on their efforts to connect women through the Gospel.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- When 9-year-old Zac McCullar presented a motion at the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting to add Children's Ministry Day to the denominational calendar, he likely never imagined how children's ministry would look just two years later. Despite a pandemic with social distancing rules and modified activities, Children's Ministry Day -- which falls on Sunday (July 19) -- should still be observed and celebrated in our churches, said Jana Magruder, director of LifeWay Kids. Maybe more so than ever.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The vision at Bradfordville First Baptist Church is to make disciples who love upward, inward and outward. And this summer, the "outward" component of that vision will take on new meaning. "Everything we do funnels through that vision and Vacation Bible School is a huge part of that," said Jenny Whitaker, children and family ministry director at Bradfordville FBC.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced events to cancel, education to be modified and businesses to temporarily close or adjust operations. But for LifeWay and the kids ministries it serves, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Some churches across the U.S. and around the world are canceling near-future worship services and ministry activities as precautionary measures against COVID-19, but a temporary halt in church gatherings doesn't have to interrupt small group discipleship for families. LifeWay Christian Resources is offering "LifeWay Kids at Home," a free temporary digital resource to supplement Sunday School from home.
More than three million campers over the past forty years have come through LifeWay’s multiple brands of camps, including CentriKid, FUGE, and Student Life.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Zoraida Godoy attended a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at a Southern Baptist church in her community of Sabana Basora, Aruba, in 2013, she got emotional. "Some of our children went to another local church for VBS and we saw the concept for the first time," she said. "Watching the children dance, sing and express the biblical truths they learned just moved me. And I thought: Why couldn't we do this at our church?"
NASHVILLE (BP) -- As hundreds gather at Ridgecrest Conference Center for Friday's kickoff of the 2020 VBS preview series, anyone -- for the first time ever -- can watch from around the globe. On Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. ET, LifeWay will live stream the evening session of their "Concrete & Cranes" preview event from the conference center near Asheville, N.C., for free.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Why are we here in 2019 -- when it's not exactly the coolest thing in the world to be a Christian ... when it seems like there's a generation growing up that in no way really wants to follow the purposes of God?" asked Bible teacher Christine Caine to the 1,600 women gathered for the opening session of the 2019 LifeWay Women's Leadership Forum. Teaching the leaders gathered Nov. 7-9 from 30 states and Canada, Caine spoke from Deuteronomy 6. She underscored that God took those people into Canaan, a place where they could flourish and live victorious lives, and His plan is to do the same for this generation of believers.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Robby Gallaty isn't who you think he is. At least that's what billboards in the greater Nashville area said of Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in nearby Hendersonville, in the weeks leading up to the church's 2016 Easter service. The message -- meant to mimic a smear campaign -- gained national media attention and garnered 14,000 attendees on Easter Sunday, doubling the church's usual attendance of 7,000.