Breaking the church’s silence on mental health

Read about how you and your church can engage in the mental health conversation and help those in your area suffering from mental illness. Click below to read stories spotlighted in the summer edition of TX Baptists, including features on Mental Health and the Church, a minister’s view point, a church’s model and a first-hand account of a ministry family’s struggle with mental illness and their road to recovery.

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Disaster Recovery Home Repairs
Houston, TX
9/29/16 -10/1/16

Special Friends Retreat
Cedar Hill, TX
9/30/16 – 10/1/16

Arlington, TX
10/10/16 – 10/12/16

Boomer Rallies
Tyler, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Georgetown, TX
10/24/16 – 10/26/16

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Executive board approves 2017 proposed budget, other business for upcoming Annual Meeting

The Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas convened September 26-27 in Dallas and approved numerous recommendations including the 2017 proposed budget of $36.638 million.

Gerald Caldwell, chair of the Finance Committee, and Jill Larsen, Texas Baptists’ CFO, presented the estimated $29.6 million in Cooperative Program giving and $4.4 million in investment income to the board. The estimate is based on a predicted $1.4 million reduction in Cooperative Program giving and a slight... [continue]


We are working with a trusted partner to conduct a brief survey among a number of our churches to help us better serve your needs. I am asking you to anonymously take this survey to ensure our Convention can focus future efforts to address the emerging needs of your ministry. Thank you for your help in this important process!

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Ministry Safe

Texas Baptists is partnering with an organization known as Ministry Safe to better address the issue of child sexual abuse in the local Church. We are concerned about the wellbeing of children and greatly desire to see that suffering, especially at the hands of child predators, be prevented. Through this partnership, we are offering training opportunities for your church leaders, as well as other resources to help your church become aware and informed about how to prevent child sexual abuse.

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TX Baptists Magazine

In this edition of TX Baptists magazine, we are spotlighting how you and your church can help break the silence on mental health. Also, read stories about the power of partnerships in planting a new church, why singing is integral in worship, why ministers should have an annual mental health checkup and more!

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In the Fall edition of txb.life, take a look at discipleship from a variety of angles. From training up children in faith to focusing as an adult on discipleship day-to-day as you go, join us as we explore what it looks like to follow Jesus’ command in the Great Commission to make disciples.

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