DEPERE, Wis. (BP)–Dave and Jeanne Wedekind of Calvary Baptist Church in DePere, Wis., say LifeWay Christian Resources has been an indispensable partner in starting a new church. Their LifeWay essentials are:
— The Family Bible Series for Sunday School. “These are wonderful lessons,” Wedekind said, “and they provide a consistent, biblically sound curriculum for all ages.”
— www.lifeway.com. The Wedekinds order church materials online, get ministry helps and find out what’s new. They also used LifeWay Link to develop Calvary’s own website.
— Undated Backyard Bible Club materials. “These are simple to understand and easy to use,” Jeanne Wedekind said, “and they don’t cost a lot of money. We have hosted Backyard Bible Clubs in several neighborhoods — and in a park just down the street from our building.”
— Discipleship materials. Evening discipleship classes at Calvary have featured “Experiencing God” and “Sharing Jesus Without Fear” studies. “It’s so important that our people be grounded biblically and be challenged to grow in their walk with the Lord,” said Dave Wedekind, who currently is leading Calvary members through a study of the Baptist Faith & Message statement of Baptist beliefs, published by LifeWay.
— LifeWay music and drama materials. “We’re a small church that until recently didn’t even have a piano,” Jeanne Wedekind said, “but music and drama are such important ways to involve our people in worship, and the LifeWay materials allow us to use CDs and audio tapes to enhance our live music capabilities.”
— Free stuff. “LifeWay helped us get started by allowing us to order our first quarter of materials at no charge,” Jeanne Wedekind said. “What a blessing!”