April 26, 2007 Print Edition

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Threads concept on internet, in print for 18 to 34-year-olds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—More young adults are falling away from church and many are finding church irrelevant to their lives because their needs are not being met, according to new statistics released by LifeWay Christian Resources.

LifeWay Sunday School leaders strategize for growth

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (LCR)—The second of four 2007 National Sunday School Director Seminars offered by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention brought everyone from senior pastors to Sunday volunteers to Nall Avenue Baptist Church, Prairie Village, Kan., for an intensive two-day opportunity to network and learn from others in the Sunday school field.

Tips on building a healthy group

NASHVILLE (LCR)—Instructors at the LifeWay National Sunday School Director Seminar advised conference attendees to strive to implement six key elements into their Sunday school groups. A healthy, open group should be:

'American Idol' finalist records CP missions resources

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Mandisa Hundley, one of last year's "American Idol" finalists, doesn't want any regrets.

Southern Baptist chaplain to Blue Angels on deck for ‘ministry of presence’

PENSACOLA (FBW)-For Lieutenant Michael Peyton, being on deck to offer a hand of comfort, a Kleenex or a word of prayer in tragic times is all part of his assignment.

Editorial: Tallahassees gambling problem

All the tell-tale signs are there—the inability to deal with reality, the belief that the big pay-off is imminent, the delusion that they can indeed get something for nothing, the obsession with money. That's right, the politicians in Tallahassee have a gambling addiction and it appears few are aware of their problem.

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