Following the trend of other businesses downsizing or going all-remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lifeway Christian Resources announced it is moving from its current Nashville office to a smaller one in Brentwood.
Most of Lifeway's employees currently work from home. That will continue when the religious nonprofit moves and it will use its new Brentwood office only for collaborative work, such as team meetings, Lifeway said in a news release Thursday.
The nonprofit expects to move before the end of 2022.
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"Lifeway has been a leader when it comes to remote-based work and redefining the corporate office. We’ve moved from a corporate-headquarters mindset to a teaming-space mindset," Lifeway CEO Ben Mandrell said in the news release.
Lifeway produces Christian resources and content, including research surveys, and is one of 12 "entities" affiliated with the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention.
For other SBC entities structured similarly, Lifeway is "leading the way," said Lifeway spokesperson Carol Pipes in an interview.
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Lifeway moved to Capitol View in 2017 from its longtime downtown headquarters at the Draper Tower, a building that has since been torn down. Last year, Lifeway sold the Capitol View building, but has continued to occupy part of it through a lease.
Lifeway's prospective office in Brentwood's Maryland Farms development will be 46,000 square feet, about 14,000 fewer square feet than its current space, according to Pipes.
Liam Adams covers religion for The Tennessean. Reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @liamsadams.
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