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LifeWay to show VBS ‘Worth It’ in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — LifeWay Christian Resources will provide a free breakfast and screen an upcoming film during the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Birmingham this June.

The LifeWay breakfast topic, “It’s Worth It: Uncovering How One Week Can Transform Your Church,” will focus on the long-term impact of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Messengers will learn how this time-tested and statistically-supported ministry can continue to reach children and families with the Gospel.

A discussion panel of ministry leaders and experts will walk through findings from a new research project spanning several years — and thousands of churches and leaders — to provide insight on how VBS can help transform congregations, communities and generations.

The panel will feature Jana Magruder, director of LifeWay Kids; Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research); Landry Holmes, director of publishing of LifeWay Kids); Melita Thomas, LifeWay VBS and kids ministry specialist; and others.

The free breakfast event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex South Exhibit Hall. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., and the panel discussion will begin at 7 a.m. Each breakfast attendee will receive a free copy of LifeWay and B&H titles, including “Above All” by J.D. Greear, “Creating a Discipleship Pathway” by Michael Kelley and “It’s Worth It” by Landry Holmes.

Breakfast seats are limited, so advanced reservations should be made at LifeWay.com/sbcbreakfast.

LifeWay Films will present “Overcomer,” soon to be released from the Kendrick Brothers. There are two evening screening opportunities on Tuesday, June 11. A special screening for church leaders, which includes dinner with the film’s creators, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Because seating is limited, advanced reservations should be made by emailing films@lifeway.com.

A second Tuesday evening screening is open to all messengers and will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Theatre.

Throughout the week, messengers and guests can visit the SBC exhibit hall to learn about LifeWay’s ministry areas. The LifeWay Christian Store will offer a wide selection of books, Bibles, small group study resources and other Christian products.