Preparing for LifeWord Sunday

Lifeword_WebLogoOctober 23 is 2016 LifeWord Sunday and we want all BMA churches to be involved in learning about, praying for and giving to Lifeword on that day. To help each church participate in this emphasis day, we will be mailing out what used to be called “walk packets” to all BMA churches. Each packet will include a letter from Executive Director Steve Crawley, a 2016 Lifeword video, two posters and a sample bulletin insert. (Order more inserts online when you order your T-shirts at or contact We want BMA church members to understand our unique ministry that uses media to spread the gospel even if their churches no longer hold a fund-raising event like Walk for the World. The short video and bulletin inserts will help to tell our story. Pastors who commit to participate in Lifeword Sunday by registering their churches will be entered into a December 12th drawing for a 60-inch TV. Other requirements for entry include the following: naming a contact person for Lifeword Sunday/Walk for the World and sending in contributions (marked “Walk” or “Lifeword Sunday”) by December 12.

To register your church or order T-shirts, go to In addition to being entered into the drawing, pastors and Team Lifeword leaders will receive free T-shirts just for registering.

Don’t forget to mark your church calendar, register your church, show the video, give out inserts, and send in your contributions to enter to win the TV. (Churches who have already registered will be included in the drawing.)

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