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Thanks for letting the CLC share about its work

by Gus Reyes — November 20, 2014

Thanks to Texas Baptists for giving the Christian Life Commission the opportunity to share about its ministries this week at the BGCT Annual Meeting. The CLC staff is proud to serve you day in and day out, so it was especially rewarding to be able to share about that work in this special setting.

A special word of thanks to Dennis Parrish, whom we contracted to produce our main stage and exhibit stage production. His design and production skills helped us greatly in presenting the ministries and impact of the CLC.

A.C. Miller, Foy Valentine, Jimmie Allen, James Dunn, Phil Strickland and Suzii Paynter established a tremendous…


​Texas Baptists elect diverse officer panel

by Kalie Lowrie — November 17, 2014

WACO – Texas Baptists have elected the most diverse officer panel in the 129-year history of the Annual Meeting. Kathy Hillman, messenger from Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, has been elected President, marking the second woman to hold the office. The election was held during the Monday afternoon Business Session in Chisholm Hall at the Waco Convention Center.

Additionally, René Maciel, president of Baptist Univeristy of the Américas, was elected as First Vice President and Bedalo Yirga, pastor of Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church in Garland, was elected Second Vice President. Maciel previously served as Second…


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Before making your trip to Waco for the 2014 Annual Meeting, be sure to take a look at the 2015 Budget Summary. If you or your church haven’t received a copy, expect to see it early next week or download the digital version. Contact the Treasurer’s Office at (214) 828-5310 if you have any questions.

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Our Annual Church Profile (ACP) is to enable your church to examine its progress of ministry and growth. As you cooperatively share this information associations, state conventions and Baptist agencies are better able to assist your congregation in all areas of church life. This profile can be filled out manually or submitted online by November 30, 2014.

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“You will be made rich in everything so that your generosity will spill over in every direction.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

Hear from Dr. Hardage and his message on how the fall season is a time of generosity and find out more about how your generosity is impacting the lives of others around the state and globe.

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The Christian Life Commission (CLC)
addresses both ethical and public policy
issues to help Texas Baptists follow
Christ in their everyday walk. They
aim to follow Micah 6:8, “...do justice,
love kindness and walk humbly with
God.” This November, the CLC will be
highlighted at our Annual Meeting and
exemplifying how to “Live the

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“I am most passionate about Jesus. It
means I live surrendered to His will;
it means loving other people well, and
believing Him even when I can’t see
His hand.”

Read as Kathryn talks about her new
position, what issues to keep in mind during
mid-term elections, her favorite spots
in Austin and her love of books.

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