Texas Baptists promote educational initiatives for Sept. 18 giving day
by Leah Allen — September 17, 2014
DALLAS -Texas Baptists are taking part in North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 18 by highlighting two initiatives in the North Texas community. Funds given toward the Baptist General Convention of Texas will help build an outdoor classroom at Truett Elementary School in Dallas and a new Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) building at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton.
As stated on northtexasgivingday.org, “North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits opportunity to gain expose to—and start relationships with—new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much…
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With your help, North Texas Giving Day will be a great asset in promoting Texas Baptists’ mission to make an impact in our communities for Christ. This year, we’re focusing on education through two initiatives. The goal for both projects is $100,000 ($200,000). We believe that North Texas Giving Day provides the perfect opportunity to help accomplish a portion of this goal.
As the peak of summer heat has already passed in Lebanon, most residents are gearing up for winter while many refugees are preparing just to survive. Texas Baptists have the opportunity to help provide warmth to the refugees through a partnership with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) whose mission is to serve the church in Lebanon and the Arab World through spiritual, social and educational development.
Dr. David Lowrie, pastor of FBC El Paso,
talks about “Vision 6000.” This
initiative seeks to stir the
imagination and dreams of his
congregation to envision touching
the lives of 1% of the population of
El Paso with the gospel. Learn more
about “Vision 6000” and how you can
start a similar ministry at your church.