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Study: Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BP) – People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors, the American Bible Society said in releasing the latest data from its 2021 State of the Bible report.

AWANA forum to discuss children’s ministry in a post-Christian culture

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) – AWANA, the non-profit ministry focused on children’s discipleship, will host a Child Discipleship Forum this week in Franklin, Tenn., focusing on discipling in an increasingly secular culture.

‘Theology of suffering’ focus of new teaching ministry

LEBANON, Tenn. (BP) – Kaleb Reed was just 2 months old when doctors sought to remove a faulty kidney and made the mistake of taking the good kidney as well, putting the firstborn child of pastor Erik and Katrina Reed on a lifelong trajectory of health challenges.

FIRST-PERSON: Read the Bible

NASHVILLE (BP) – Subsequent to my personal salvation experience in Jesus Christ and then determining to begin each day in personal time with God, the most significant spiritual decision I have made in my life is to read the Bible daily, consistently and wholly.

FIRST-PERSON: 5 ways I witnessed God at work at camp

Last week I spent five days serving as a chaperone with my church at Lifeway’s CentriKid camp. It was my 10-year-old twins’ first experience at camp and one of my first times back since I proposed to my wife at a Lifeway camp around 16 years ago.

FIRST-PERSON: Why churches need to be multigenerational, and why it’s hard to do

Many churches consist of one primary generation, and that’s not the healthiest church. At the same time, though, growing an intentionally multi-generational church is not easy. Take a look at these reasons to be a multi-generational congregation, and then be aware of why it’s hard to get there.

Bible Study: Finding peace in God’s presence

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, in-person interactions are resuming. In the Book of Job, Job's struggles taught him to find peace in the presence of God, a peace that is available to us today through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Study: College Christians want community and help with prayer and evangelism

MADISON, Wis. (BP) – Christian college students are seeking community and instructional resources for prayer and evangelism, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship found in a survey of students this spring.

FIRST-PERSON: The kind of person God uses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Have you ever wondered why God uses a particular person or a certain church? Have you ever looked at them and wondered what they had that you did not have? Have you ever wished that you could be more involved in God’s mission?

Youth groups appear poised for growth post-COVID-19 as scouting suffers

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Youth groups Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic poised for growth, while longstanding scouting groups are suffering membership declines that predate the pandemic.