I was thrilled to get yesterday's edition of Daily Insights from Facts & Trends. The feature article is right on point about how our churches are dealing with domestic violence today.
Note that at the end of the article where the author asks the question: "How can ministry leaders help these women so they don't become another tragic statistic?" her third recommendation points to…Continue
Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Do you have a subscription to Facts & Trends? I encourage you to get the new digital edition which replaced the print edition this Fall. Many libraries have had the print edition in their collections for years. Since that is no longer possible, I highly recommend library team members subscribe to this newsletter.
If you are unfamiliar with Facts & Trends, click…Continue
Just released by Brazio (Baker Books). I can't wait to use this book with a small group on Wednesdays at my church. I'm thinking it will be a perfect book for a small group study or book club sponsored by church libraries. Some of you have pastors and staff who discount the value of fiction for making disciples. Here's a book that is highly recommended to pastors and staff as well as the rest of us.
Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.
Many people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others. It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the same book; and while it is especially fun if you both loved the book, there is also something to be said for…Continue
Many people are not aware that there are some great free Christian media available in hundreds of different languages. Here is a list with the website link for those who do not know about them:
1) Free Bible in a Thousand Languages - You have to download their Bible app to your phone or computer to access the Bible: Free Bible App
2) Free Gospel Recordings - Global Recordings has free Gospel recordings…Continue
Added by Craig Dressler on February 1, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments
The following is a list my recent favorite Christian movies:
1) Mom's Night Out - comedy
2) War Room - drama
3) God's Not Dead 1,2, & 3 - apologetics
4) I'm Not Ashamed - teen biography
5) The Case For Christ - apologetics
6) The End of the Spear - missionary biography…Continue
Vicki is a member of the CLN. Check out the information she is providing about her books.
Click here to open the series. Click on each book cover to see Vicki's description of the book.
Our inventory is almost finished and I just noticed the pdf articles on inventory on this site. Of course I did completely opposite from the way suggested. It said to use the card catalog and then pull the book from the shelf. We are a small to medium library, I think. I had 3 volunteers helping so I made copies of the Accession sheets and we are going shelf by shelf pulling the books and marking them off on the copied sheets. When we are done with that I will create a master set and pull…Continue
Would you share your stories about VBS this year? How did your library participate? Any pictures? You can add pictures here or go to Photos. Let's share ideas as we get ready for next year!
Added by Naomi Taplin on March 8, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments
Hello. I'm a member of St. John's Episcoapal Church, Charleston, WV; we have a 'library' consisting of some rather dusty, musty books which hardly anyone ever reads. Our new pastor wants to change this. Because I have an MLS, I've been asked to be point man on the project, but I've never actually designed a library from the ground up. HELP!
Maxine Bersch, one of our long time members, just released a new book!! Check it out by clicking on the cover!! Congratulations, Mackie!!…
Added by Morlee Maynard on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
How did your church's library observe Memorial Day this year? Share your experiences here and post your display pictures in Photos.
Added by Morlee Maynard on May 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments
In the Library Ministry, as in every part of life, there are periods of "feast or famine" and of "discouragement or elation." Our best advice is to pray, wait, and listen for God's guidance!
Since February 1943, when the first books were recorded in the First Baptist Church Library of Corinth, Mississippi, we have determined to support the vision and mission of our church by providing media and services to meet the needs of the people of our church and community.
One of the…Continue
How did God minister to people during this Easter through your church library?
Added by Morlee Maynard on March 25, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments
Let's make today a special day of celebration. Let's show our LifeWay leader, Dr. Morlee Maynard, how much we appreciate all that she does for the church library ministry by posting birthday wishes here.
Thank you, Morlee, for doing the heavy lifting for us and doing it with expertise, kindness, and a smile. You are very much loved and appreciated!!!
Happiest of Birthdays,…Continue
At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We will give out coupons for signing up and for every book they read, and if we have some real over-achievers, we'll decide towards the end of February what kinds of other prizes we'll give out.
Here are our 16 categories...
Just came across the article for Eva Nell Hunter as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime of Mission Service Award, but didn't see it here (yet). I was pleased as punch to discover this. What an awesome lady and a wonderful librarian! I have been privileged to work with her.
Here's the article from the December 3, 2015 Alabama Baptist: http://bit.ly/1VCsknu
We would love to hear about your church's library ministry highlights! Follow the prompts and share your stories. While you share about 2015, be sure to share your plans for 2016.