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Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book
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Started this Q&A. Last reply by Eva Nell Hunter Nov 8, 2016.

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Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book'
"Central Baptist Church in Decatur, AL is reading together the ESV of the entire Bible.  Our church purchased them in paperback.  We sold them through the library and covered each one with KAPCO which makes them last much longer with daily…"
Nov 8, 2016
Charles Campbell replied to the discussion 'Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book'
"You might be interested in a new book by C. Christopher Smith, Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish (InterVarsity, 2016), and the companion ebook by the same author, 101 Transformative Books…"
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Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book'
"Check to see if your church has a disciple making process or emphasis going on right now. The common book idea is perfect for that church wide emphasis. Also wondering how this idea could plug in to the read-through-the-Bible annual emphasis many…"
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Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book'
"Emily, this certainly sounds like a unique idea; however, there are several questions that come to mind.  Would the library purchase the books for circulation?  Would individuals be asked to purchase their own book?    There are…"
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Request for ideas about getting a church family to read a common book

Just got an email from Emily Martin from Park Cities Baptist Church.Here in Dallas, there are a number of organizations that have galvanized their constituency to read one common book. For example, SMU Reads, or Richardson Reads. I think Chicago has done a similar thing for the whole city. I would love to do something like that here at Park Cities Baptist Church – select one book and encourage the whole congregation to read it. The idea of selecting one book and the effort to get everyone on…See More
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Central Alabama Workshop at Shoal Creek Church

September 24, 2016 from 8am to 3:30pm
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POSTPONED DUE TO FLOOD: Louisiana Total Church Life Conference at Istrouma Baptist Church

August 20, 2016 from 9am to 3pm
This churchwide conference will include sessions for church librarians led by Sue Berthelot and church history led by Mary Broussard.Sponsored by Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge and Eastern Louisiana Association.Pre-register at  $30, or you may register at the door, $35. Lunch included.Contact Sue Berthelot for additional information. dsbert@eatel.netSee More
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Tennessee Church Library Conference at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church

September 10, 2016 all day
Step up and attend this year’s training to step forward in Library Ministry. Come get your workers pumped up to be encouraged in ministry.   Open to all public, school and church library workers.Highlights include quality training, bookstore for your shopping convenience, door prizes.  Class choices include up-to-date instruction in many areas of library work including internet resources, promotion, Concourse, Atriuum, administration, collection development and more.  Carolyn Walker will be a…See More
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At 4:39am on June 30, 2013, Gene Cahall said…

Thank you, Morlee. Have you considered asking the prospective member 2-3 questions about their library to try to screen out the "weirdos" as you label them? Not just numbr of books/items that anyone could through a number at, but perhaps something subtle that could be answered by a legitimate interested librarian, but would result in an obvious "I don't know what you're talking about" to others? Maybe a question about favorite author or book title. Just an idea. Thanks for your efforts. Gene

At 10:38pm on January 30, 2012, Morlee Maynard said…

Hi Deanna!! Our state events are sponsored by the state SBC associations but the events are open to everyone and we have many denominations and church groups attending. Ridgecrest is also open to everyone. THANKS!

At 8:05pm on January 30, 2012, Deanna King said…

Hi, Morlee,

Are the many state associations holding meetings made up primarily of Southern Baptist churches?  or a mix of denominations?

How about the Ridgecrest conference?

I've been curious!  Thanks.

At 10:54am on November 15, 2011, Cindy Duke said…

Thanks so much Marlee!


At 7:31pm on October 18, 2011, Annie Stewart said…


Were there any DVDs produced for the training done in Tennessee this past year?

How would we order or access them? What cataloging books would be available in hardcopy or disc for cataloging other than church items, such as medical terminologym etc.

Annie Stewart

At 11:46am on May 10, 2011, Shirley Elder said…
Thanks for the welcome, Moralee.  I appologize for not responding LOOONG before now!  Life is just so full of activity and responsibility, I hardly have time to check my regular email!  So glad I "stopped by" here today.  This is a great way to keep in touch and get new ideas, etc.  Hope to get by more often.  Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of Church Librarians.
At 4:53pm on April 29, 2011, Dianne Callender said…
Thank you, Marlee!  for your prompt response to my complaint.  I'm well aware this abuse is not your fault.  Just checked out some of the recent bulletin board photos--some excellent ones!--Dianne Callender
At 4:03pm on April 29, 2011, Dianne Callender said…
Another SCAM message today, from Jenifer Hagge, who purports to be our latest member.  She sent all members an offer to find out about stocks.  Don't believe this is the purpose of our group.  I do appreciate the group when it is not abused.  Wish all members felt the same.  Dianne Callender
At 10:24pm on April 22, 2011, Pam Whitehead said…
morlee, it's not letting me send you a message. si, i'm trying this. can you write me? love, pam whitehead
At 9:44am on October 9, 2010, Janet Estridge said…
Dear Morlee,
I have a suggestion for the Members Page. I'm trying to find all the Church Librarians who are in Florida or located nearby. Could they also be grouped by the City & State?
Thank You!
Janet E.


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