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  • LifeWay workers 'fine' after bullet destroys window

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Employees are fine" a day after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources' downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press.

    "We're just really thankful no one was hurt," said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed by the shot, is nearly level to nearby Interstates 40 and 65.

    LifeWay President Thom Rainer praised employees today (Sept. 21) for their response to the event. Read More

  • #MeToo, church awareness focus of study

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (6 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In recent months, churches have been rocked by high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct among clergy.

    While the Catholic church's continued abuse scandal has dominated the headlines, Protestant churches have also seen high profile pastors accused of sexual misconduct.

    A new LifeWay Research study shows one in eight Protestant senior pastors say a church staff member has sexually harassed a member of the congregation at some point in the church's history. One in six pastors say a staff member has been harassed in a church setting. Read More

  • LifeWay to host Faith Leads Tech conference

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (18 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This fall the intersection of theology and technology will meet at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn.

    LifeWay is hosting its first-ever Faith Leads Tech conference on Nov. 9 to bring together followers of Christ who are passionate about technology and innovation.

    "The vision for this conference revolves around inspiring Christians by sharing what God is doing to grow His Kingdom through products and apps that exist in the world today -- or that could exist tomorrow," said Kevin Old, a front-end architect at LifeWay and one of the creators of the event. Read More

  • Young or old, many pastors lack a will, survey finds

    by Leigh Anne Bowick, posted Friday, August 31, 2018 (24 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Passport? Check. Airline ticket? Check. Hotel reservation? Check. After careful planning, you're ready for vacation!

    But have you taken more time preparing for a vacation than your estate plan?

    A new survey conducted by LifeWay Research for the Southern Baptist Foundation found more than half of Southern Baptist pastors, overall, do not have a will, trust, living will, electronic will, legacy story or durable power of attorney with health care directives. Read More

  • Pastor salaries not keeping pace with inflation

    by Carol Pipes, posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 (25 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist pastors and church staff has lagged behind the growth in the cost-of-living over the past two years. And health insurance coverage remains low, according to the 2018 SBC Church Compensation Study.

    The biannual study is a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial Resources and LifeWay Christian Resources. Compensation and congregational data is collected anonymously from ministers and office/custodial personnel of Southern Baptist churches and church-type missions. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: LifeWay begins search for new president

    by Carol Pipes, posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (26 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources trustees began the initial steps to search for a successor to President and CEO Thom S. Rainer during their Aug. 27-28 meeting in Nashville.

    Trustee chairman Jimmy Scroggins named a seven-person search committee to find LifeWay's next leader.

    The trustees' presidential search committee will be led by Kent Dacus, vice president of student services at California Baptist University, as committee chair. Dacus is a member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside. Read More

  • Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

    by Carol Pipes, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (27 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Monday (Aug. 27) his plans to retire in the coming year.

    To provide adequate time for the search process for the next president and CEO and for a smooth transition, Rainer said he will serve until a new president is named or through the end of August 2019, whichever comes first. Read More

  • Political divides in church focus of new study

    by Bob Smietana, posted Friday, August 24, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- America has become increasingly divided by politics in recent years. So have its Protestant churches, according to a study released Thursday (Aug. 23).

    More than half (57 percent) of Protestant churchgoers under 50 say they prefer to go to church with people who share their political views. And few adult Protestant churchgoers say they attend services with people of a different political persuasion.

    Those are among the findings in a new report on churchgoing and politics, conducted Aug. 22–30, 2017, by LifeWay Research.

    "Like many places in America, churches are divided by politics," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. "And churchgoers under 50 seem to want it that way." Read More