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Lifeway helps churches prepare early for VBS

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — As churches across the country are thinking about this year’s ministry opportunities, many of them are setting aside time during the early months to plan for VBS this summer. Lifeway provides training and encouragement for church leaders and volunteers because VBS makes a difference for kids, families, communities, churches and the world.

Most churches’ fiscal years begin in January, more variety in who makes the budget

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – For most pastors, the start of a new calendar year also indicates the start of a new fiscal year for their churches. But there is much more variety among pastors when it comes to who is involved in making the budget for the fiscal year.

Pastors planning several Christmas events churchgoers say they enjoy

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Churches are offering Christmas events and activities beyond weekly worship services this Christmas season, which will make many churchgoers happy.

Lifeway Women equips women for leadership grounded in God’s faithfulness

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn (BP) – What does God’s faithfulness have to do with your leadership? At Lifeway Women’s Leadership Forum, women studied God’s faithfulness and examined how it transforms their leadership in ministry, the workplace and their homes.

Church switchers identify factors behind their decision, expect a lot from new congregation

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – Most adult churchgoers in the United States don’t frequently switch churches. But if they make a congregational change, it’s likely they made a residential change first. And those who switch have high expectations for their new congregation.

Churchgoers, leaders find value in ministry to women

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – Ministry leaders and women churchgoers believe ministry to women is working in their congregations, but both feel there’s room for improvement.

ETCH conference invites Next Gen ministry leaders to prepare for what’s next

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Kids, student, Next Gen and family ministry leaders gathered at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, on Oct. 9-11 for Lifeway Christian Resource’s annual Next Gen Ministry Conference—ETCH.

Pastors report the economy’s continued negative impact on churches

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — As churches continue to navigate economic challenges in the United States, many pastors say the economy is still harming their churches as giving fails to keep up with inflation.

Lifeway campers give more than $580,000 to IMB, NAMB for Gospel impact

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – This summer, as thousands of kids, students and chaperones at Lifeway camps developed a greater understanding of missions and a heart for missionaries, they gave generously, entrusting their gifts for Great Commission purposes.