LifeWay cutting staff, expenses due to COVID-19 impact on sales

LifeWay cutting staff, expenses due to COVID-19 impact on sales LifeWay Christian Resources is implementing a series of budgetary freezes, cutbacks and staff reductions in response to the economic crisis resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  LifeWay CEO Ben Mandrell cited a steep and steady decline of sales since mid-March, as well as uncertainty in the ability to host camps and events this summer as reasons for the actions LifeWay is taking. Read More…

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LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement

LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement NASHVILLE (BP) — Selma Wilson, senior vice president of organizational development and chief people officer at LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced she will retire effective Oct. 1. Selma Wilson “It has been an incredible honor to be a part of the mission of LifeWay for the past 28 years,” Wilson said. “I am overcome with thankfulness God allowed me to be a part of this great organization — the churches and people it serves, the…

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay Tonight, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the LifeWay board, I announced my retirement as president and CEO. I will step down when the new CEO is named, or in one year, whichever comes first. I made this decision with the firm conviction that it was time for my departure. But I also made the decision with a plethora of mixed emotions. In fact, when I told my executive leadership team about my decision,…

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LifeWay’s Eric Geiger explains retail store changes

LifeWay’s Eric Geiger explains retail store changes LifeWay has recently announced several changes to their retail store approach.  Eric Geiger, LifeWay’s Chief Business Officer, explains:  “Because of our commitment to our stores we are transforming how we work internally. We are doing this so we can better serve the Church in Her mission of making disciples and better help believers who come into our stores navigate their faith journeys. There are two approaches that capture the changes we have made…

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B&H inks multi-book deal with modern Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty

B&H inks multi-book deal with modern Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty Nashville, Tenn. (October 3, 2016) — B&H Publishing Group is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-book deal with critically acclaimed modern hymn writing duo Keith and Kristyn Getty. The first book will release in the summer of 2017. B&H will release a total of four books with the Gettys. “We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with the LifeWay family as we enter now a new…

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LifeWay and Barnes and Noble added to growing list of major retailers promoting Christian Book Award® Finalists

LifeWay and Barnes and Noble added to growing list of major retailers promoting Christian Book Award® Finalists The following retailers are currently promoting the Christian Book Award® finalists to their consumer bases. LifeWay Christian Stores and Barnes and Noble were added this week with additional retail promotions expected in the coming days. The winners will be announced April 28 at the industry’s awards night, opening the ECPA Leadership Summit. Registration is still open for both events. Barnes and Noble: Dedicated Awards page LifeWay Christian…

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Every Man Ministries & Kenny Luck Launch a Revolutionary Web Destination for Christian Men, Men’s Pastors & Leaders

Lake Forest, CA – As the SLEEPING GIANT movement continues to revolutionize men’s ministry and reengage men in churches around the world, Every Man Ministries, along with best-selling author and Men’s expert Kenny Luck, have just launched the definitive web site destination for Christian men at //www.EveryManMinistries.com.

Men’s Ministry in the church has been broken for years. This has left men themselves unengaged and unfulfilled. It has left a church body suffering from absentee men or those involved in merely token attendance. Ultimately, the missing men of God have left a deep hole in culture around the world. With the emergence of the Sleeping Giant Total Solution, we are now watching the global evolution of Men’s Ministry which has been dormant for too long. Thankfully, once again, Men’s Ministry is becoming culturally visible:

Kenny Luck & Every Man Ministries Unveil Sleeping Giant: The Process and Solution that Returns Men to Their Rightful Place in Church & Culture

Has the church orphaned its own men to outside culture? Based on their behaviors, the unequivocal answer to that question is a resounding “yes” with few exceptions. Men are the most under-reached audience within our churches, with millions affiliated, but not activated. When men are aligned with culture: the church, women and children suffer. When men are aligned with God: the church, women and children thrive. SLEEPING GIANT is the total solution and process that equips pastors and leaders to empower the men of the church to align with the senior pastor’s vision, transforming not only individual churches, but the surrounding culture as well.

Sleeping Giant is the BLUEPRINT for churches to move men from the audience to the army. The book, DVD resources kit, and up to 52 weeks of curriculum are the master work from pastor and practitioner Kenny Luck, Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church and Founder of Every Man Ministries, along with Tom Crick, Director of Small Group Health at Saddleback Church.

Most men’s curriculum and programming helps the men, but not the pastor. What distinguishes the Sleeping Giant system is that it is PASTORcentric. As both pastors and the men they lead engage in this process, they are brought together, linked by a Kingdom vision and unified under the mission of the church.

What makes the Sleeping Giant process unique is that it was developed and tested by pastors for use by other pastors and their men. This “Crowd to Core” strategy was developed inside the church, not as an outside, para-church movement. The Sleeping Giant system is an easily adopted, complete, time-tested solution.