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LifeWay lays off two dozen workers
BR staff
June 14, 2010

LifeWay lays off two dozen workers

LifeWay lays off two dozen workers
BR staff
June 14, 2010

LifeWay Christian Resources

has laid off approximately two dozen employees in what spokesman Micah Carter

said is a part of the “normal budgeting cycle.”

Carter would not confirm or

deny the number of what he called “staff deletions,” but other sources pin the

number at 24-26.

LifeWay, which produces much

of the literature used by most Southern Baptist churches, employs about 4,750

people, Carter said.

He said the “deletions” were

not economy driven, but came about as part of the annual review of LifeWay

goals and actions for the next budget cycle. He said staff changes resulted

from “leadership changes” and “resource stewardship” and said “additions” were

made as well.

“Difficult decisions have to

be made,” for LifeWay to have “the right mix of people” on board, he said.

Carter urged churches to

understand that LifeWay “ministry is being honed and sharpened in the process.”

Through seven months of the

budget cycle, Carter said the LifeWay budget is in “really good financial

shape.”

“LifeWay is strong and

healthy,” said Carter, associate to the vice president for executive relations.

“That’s not to say we don’t have our challenges,” but the personnel changes

were not economy driven.