LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the largest Christian resource providers in the world. Serving at LifeWay is a joy, but the gravity of what we do weighs heavy on me. I don’t take it lightly.
As one who has long been interested in how Christians can leverage the internet to best point to the goodness of God and encourage the people of God, I think LifeWay has a responsibility to steward the resources we have in more effective ways online.
Since February, I have been working with a number of talented people on a new project designed to steward our content and serve the Church in new ways.
Today I am excited (and extremely nervous) to share the project with you.
What Is LifeWay Voices?
LifeWay Voices is a platform for LifeWay authors, speakers, employees, and others in the LifeWay family to share their perspectives on current events, cultural issues, and matters of faith.
LifeWay Voices is for anyone who is looking for trustworthy, biblical perspectives on current events or cultural issues. Not all of the content we publish or feature will deal with timely issues, but much of it will. We offer content for a wide variety of audiences.
LifeWay Voices will be home to new blog posts around timely topics as well as videos from compelling speakers. It will act as a hub to point you to trustworthy resources within the LifeWay universe on a wide variety of topics.
Why Does LifeWay Voices Exist?
LifeWay Voices exists to serve our readers with content that helps them process current events and cultural issues from trustworthy authors with biblical perspectives.
Our hope is that whether you’re a mom reading blog posts while waiting to pick kids up from school, a soldier watching videos while you’re deployed, or a pastor hoping to better lead your church, we have content that can encourage you in your walk with Christ and help you view life from a trustworthy, Christian perspective.
How Is LifeWay Voices Different?
Like I said at the top, LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the largest Christian resource providers in the world. We have servers filled with thousands of gigabytes of Bible study and event video content that has never been viewed online. This video content has, in large part, only ever been viewed by the people who purchase the Bible studies or attend the events for which the video is recorded.
In small, made-for-the-internet segments, we will provide video resources never before posted online. We will also be recording new video content at events around the country with our authors and speakers to address timely issues Christians must process every single day.
LifeWay is blessed to have relationships with authors and speakers whom God has richly gifted. These authors and speakers want to use the gifts God has given them to serve the Church, and we are always looking for ways to partner with them in that ministry. LifeWay Voices will provide trustworthy, new content from authors and speakers from the LifeWay family.
While all of our contributors are trustworthy, that doesn’t mean they will always agree with one another. That’s OK. Within the confines of the core of our beliefs, we may not always agree with one another on how to interpret culture from a Christian perspective. Our hope is not to avoid that reality out of fear, but faithfully walk in it.
What You Can Expect From LifeWay Voices
Right now, the plan is for LifeWay Voices to provide roughly five-to-seven pieces of content per week. This will likely increase in the future with more video content.
All of the blog posts and videos will fall into one of these five “sections”:
Bible & Theology
Church Ministry & Leadership
Culture & Current Events
Discipleship & Evangelism
Marriage & Family
You can find the content in each of those sections on a drop-down menu on the top bar on the homepage.
You can find all of the video content on the “Videos” tab along the top of the homepage, as well as on the new LifeWay YouTube channel.
On the right sidebar of the LifeWay Voices homepage, you will see a few elements. Here they are explained:
Email Signup—You can enter your email address here to receive the new LifeWay Voices content to your inbox each morning we post something new.
Other Reads—This is a list of other blog posts, videos, or other content being created on other LifeWay platforms. Consider this “recommended reading.”
Popular Podcasts—You will see a “Podcasts” tab at the top of the homepage. That tab will take you to a page with all of our podcasts. On the sidebar are just a few of our most popular ones.
If you have more questions, here’s the FAQ page.
How to Get the Most Out of LifeWay Voices
All of the LifeWay Voices content will be shared via the main LifeWay social media accounts. So you can:
All of the videos will be hosted on YouTube, so if you want to get the YouTube videos as soon as they go live, before they are even on LifeWay Voices, subscribe to the LifeWay YouTube page.
Finally, to get all of the posts to your inbox, you’ll want to subscribe to the LifeWay Voices email list.
Again, visit the FAQ page if you have more questions.
Contact us here if your question isn’t answered on the FAQ page.
We are so grateful you’re here, and we have been praying that this resource would be helpful for you.
We’re just getting started.
Welcome to LifeWay Voices.
— Chris Martin, Managing Editor of LifeWay Voices