Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources (LifeWay.com). Among his greatest joys are his family:
his wife Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam,
Art, and Jess; and six grandchildren.
He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, The Unexpected Journey, and Breakout Churches.
Christians have joined the Hong Kong protests with their anthem "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord". Some 2 million people took to the streets Sunday night to protest the government's handling of a wildly unpopular extradition bill.
There are few parts of VBS that are as simple yet so impactful as adding a missions component. And as we said, there are many, many opportunities to partner with some great organizations. Discover how to add a mission component to your VBS.
“The local experience is not going anywhere,” Jay Kranda says. As the leader of Saddleback Church Online, Jay talks to us about the goal of online church, which is surprisingly supportive of local churches and their evangelism efforts.