What does it take to serve the church?

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CBA Retailers+Resources magazine explores key questions to help those who produce and sell Christian resources to serve the local church. According to the 2012 edition of Barna Reports Pastors + Books, beyond pastors, the typical church environment also has many other consumer groups: board members, elders, deacons, staff members, and volunteers. “I believe there’s a lot of

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2015 exhibitor visit, ICRS preview set

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The 2015 International Christian Retail Show Exhibitor Site Visit in Orlando is Tuesday, Sept. 16. This convention-center preview opportunity not only helps improve exhibitors’ 2015 marketing impact, but also will include advance information on new ICRS direction for 2016 and beyond.

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Kendricks film fifth movie

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For their fifth film, and first project independent from Sherwood Pictures, brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous) are filming a family drama based on the power of prayer. Provident Films and Affirm Films partnered with the Kendrick brothers to distribute the new movie,

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LifeWay Resources hosts men’s confab

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Ten thousand men are anticipated to attend the second annual “The Main Event” conference for men sponsored by LifeWay Resources Aug. 1-2 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. B&H authors speaking at the event this year include NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip, Billy Mauldin, and Kyle Fronman,

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Maranatha writer conference slated

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The 37th annual Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference will be held Sept. 15-18 on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Muskegon, MI. The conference will be led by Christian publishing industry veterans David and Cindy Lambert of Somersault Group, who have assembled a faculty of more than 30 leading Christian

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Old Fashioned releases Valentine’s Day

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A Valentine’s weekend box office “David versus Goliath” is shaping up, as indie film, Old Fashioned, will go toe-to-toe with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey. Old Fashioned is a faith-based romantic drama that “tells a love story that takes the idea of godly romance seriously,” says

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Harrisons win Carpentree ICRS drawing

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At the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta (June 22-25), Carpentree, Inc. sponsored a drawing for $500 in free retail product for stores placing an order at ICRS and recording a video testimony for Carpentree. Marketing Manager Sherry Morris said Lighthouse Christian Store (Beford, IN), owned by Keith and Brenda Harrison, is the winner. The Harrisons have been customers of Carpentree since 2001.

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Battistelli releases second single

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Dove Award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli released her second single, “He Knows My Name,” from her No. 1-selling studio album, If We’re Honest (Fervent Records). Her first single from the album, “Write Your Story,” is a No. 1 hit. “He Knows My Name” will also become the second music video from If We’re Honest.

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Grant remixes old favorites

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Amy Grant’s biggest hits have been remixed and will be released Aug. 19 on the album, In Motion: The Remixes. The remix of Grant’s hit song, “Baby, Baby” reached 19 on Billboard’s Hot Club Play Chart this week. In addition to “Baby, Baby,” Grant’s remix album includes “Every Heartbeat” and “That’s What Love Is For.”

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Wit & Wisdom Cruise set

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The Wit & Wisdom Cruise will feature Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and speaker Cheri Keaggy, New York Times best-selling author Kevin Leman, international speaker Luis Palau, and comedian Dennis Swanberg. The seven-day cruise is scheduled Feb. 22-March 1, and will depart from Ft. Lauderdale

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