ACP: More churches reported; baptisms decline

Southern Baptists may find cause for hope in the latest Annual Church Profile report. The Southern Baptist Convention added more churches in 2015, due mostly to church planting efforts. Churches also experienced an increase in total giving. However, according to the ACP report compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with state conventions, other key […]

LifeWay trustees: New Nashville location authorized

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a new corporate headquarters in Nashville and elected new board officers. In their semiannual meeting, trustees approved a resolution to authorize LifeWay’s administration to purchase property in downtown Nashville for its future headquarters. “This property is not just a location — it’s […]

Halloween draws focus of new study

When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday, a new study shows. Yet, one-third say they avoid Halloween or its pagan elements. Although 3 in 5 Americans told LifeWay Research that Halloween is “all in good fun,” 21 percent avoid the holiday completely and another 14 percent avoid […]

Southern Baptists: More Churches, Fewer People

Southern Baptists are adding more churches but serving fewer members who are giving fewer dollars, 2014 data compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources shows. The number of cooperating churches within the Southern Baptist Convention rose for the 15th consecutive year, but the churches lost more than 200,000 members, the biggest one-year decline since 1881, according to […]

SBC leaders lament lack of evangelistic passion evidenced by annual report

Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches affiliated with the convention in 2013, while other key measures declined, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. The number of churches in the Southern Baptist Convention grew by 91 to 46,125, a 0.2 percent […]

Explore the Bible expands, includes kids and students

Beginning this fall, LifeWay’s Explore the Bible ongoing curriculum line will expand to include young adults, students and kids. “Until now, Explore the Bible has been a book-by-book study only for adults,” Toby Jennings, managing editor of the study, said. “With this expansion, it will become the only curriculum we know that provides book-by-book Bible […]

Rick Warren, LifeWay to release ‘Son of God’ study

Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Rick Warren is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources to release a Bible study for the upcoming “Son of God” movie from 20th Century Fox. The small group curriculum resource by Warren is a companion piece to “Son of God,” produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. […]