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Church Administration magazine devotes June issue to Y2K concerns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“Halfway to Y2K, the Countdown Continues” will be the feature theme in June of Church Administration, a monthly magazine published by LifeWay Christian Resources.
Editor George Clark said the issue is “especially slanted toward churches who may be running late in preparing for the turn of the year 2000.”
Among the articles in the issue: “Some Common Sense Questions and Answers about Y2K” by Victor Parachin, a freelance writer from Claremont, Calif.; “Y2K Comes to Church” by John Hoh Jr., a freelance writer from Milwaukee; and “Y2K and Denominational Life,” an overview of denominational preparedness by Don Hinkle, a frequent Baptist Press contributor.
“Y2K and World Missions” by Jerry Burkett, of the International Mission Board, outlines the possible impact of Y2K on missions around the world. Linda Lawson, director of communications for LifeWay, writes of preparedness at LifeWay. The Annuity Board’s communications department director, Ray Furr, discusses “Y2K and Your Finances,” an article about the Annuity Board’s preparations, along with practical instructions for readers to secure their financial matters.
Ivy Scarborough, an attorney and legal columnist for Church Administration, has written “Y2K: Legal Implications.” “Ministry and Evangelistic Opportunities of Y2K” by Martin King of the North American Mission Board takes a proactive stance, outlining opportunities presented by the possibly chaotic turn of the century.
Bruce Grubbs, pastor of Gladeville (Tenn.) Baptist Church and a LifeWay employee, has contributed “Y2K: Questions One Church Is Asking.”
After spending a number of years in the computer industry before becoming a pastor, John Gillmartin provides “A Couple of Dozen Things Your Church Can Do,” suggestions for local church readiness.
Joel Blaylock, a frequent freelance writer, addresses “Y2K and Your Family,” presenting down-to-earth suggestions for family readiness. “Y2K: the Panic Factor,” Perry Sanderford, a pastoral counselor in Brandon, Miss., points to the danger of panic in any crisis situation, particularly in the Y2K transition.
Church Administration, a magazine for pastors, church staff, officers, church council and other committee members, may be obtained through LifeWay’s dated church literature order form, by calling 1-800-458-2772 or by on-line ordering at www.lifeway.com. Copies of the issue will be available for shipment in May.

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