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Few pastors left the pulpit despite increased pressure

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pastors faced increased stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, as churches were frequently forced to adapt overnight. More felt their role was overwhelming at times, yet very few pastors decided to actually leave the ministry in recent years.

Bible Study: What is your picture of God?

Seeing God in His holiness caused Isaiah to see his own unholiness, not in a cheap admission but in pointed reality. Have you seen God as He truly is?

Online services expanded reach of churches during pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online worship services were a novel concept for many churches. In the almost two years since, however, churches have adapted and reached new people with the adoption of digital streaming.

Lifeway’s ETCH Conference reunites leaders of kids, students

NASHVILLE (BP) – “How do we walk worthy of our ministry calling during a season marked by prolonged challenges?”

SBC DIGEST: October financial update; Lifeway launches ‘Give a Bible’ initiative, releases new study Bible

October financial update with David Spika; Lifeway’s ‘Give a Bible’ initiative provides Bibles for church plants; New study Bible promotes biblical literacy among students.

Lifeway camp staffers say experience prepared them for ministry

NASHVILLE (BP) – This summer, more than 87,000 kids and students attended Lifeway camps with more than 475 summer staffers providing fun and inspiring experiences at FUGE Camps, CentriKid Camps, Student Life Camps and Student Life Kids Camps. Summer camps are spiritually edifying not just for campers; they also provide the training, experience and passion for camp staff that develop the next generation of ministry leaders.

Most Americans see churches as helpful during pandemic

NASHVILLE (BP) – Many Americans found themselves in need as the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant loss of life, medical burdens and business closures. Most say local churches were helpful during this difficult season, but some didn’t see the aid congregations were offering.

Lifeway works to meet demand, overcome supply chain issues

NASHVILLE (BP) – Like many organizations and companies around the world, Lifeway Christian Resources is facing logistic issues surrounding shipping and raw material shortages. To surmount these challenges and meet increased demand, the organization is implementing several measures to better serve churches this fall.

SBC DIGEST: ‘Churches helping churches’ affected by Ida; Lifeway’s digital worship tools; Smith called to Family Church

Churches, pastors seek help in recovery from Hurricane Ida; Digital worship tools offer flexibility to churches; Kevin Smith joins Family Church in West Palm Beach.

SBC DIGEST: September financial update; New podcasts focus on ministry challenges

September financial update with David Spika; New Lifeway podcast deals with ministry life; ‘Encouraging the Pastor’ podcast hosted by Mark Dever.