Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God passed away today, February 10, 2024. He was 88. Considered a spiritual statesman by many, the quiet pastor from Canada had a ministry that reached from pastors, missionaries and lay people, to CEOs, U.S. presidents and world leaders.
The Experience is an immersive training event for youth ministry leaders hosted by Lifeway Christian Resources. The three-day conference is focused on skill refinement in preaching and teaching and building relationships with other student ministry leaders.
Despite its legalization across many states, U.S. Protestant pastors remain opposed to sports gambling, but they’re not doing much about it, according to a Lifeway Research study. Few pastors (13%) favor legalizing sports betting nationwide and most (55%) say the practice is morally wrong.
Lifeway President and CEO Ben Mandrell presented the organization’s trustees with the direction that will guide Lifeway into the next decade. During the Jan. 29-30 board meeting, trustees also heard a positive financial update and information on current and upcoming ministries.
Earlier events on the calendar may push VBS planning to the back burner. But it may be the most important planning of the church year.