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Worship Summit
Plainview, TX
Special Friends Retreat
Cedar Hill, TX
10/3/14 – 10/5/14
Retired Ministers’ Retreat
Kerrville, TX
10/6/14 – 10/9/14
Certification Class
Dallas, TX
Youth Ministry Conclave
Arlington, TX

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Southern Dallas historic freedman town welcomes cowboy culture

by Leah Allen — September 25, 2014

Just six miles south of downtown Dallas is Joppa Community, an area where former slaves gathered to celebrate their first taste of freedom in the 1860s and now is the present-day home of Buffalo Soldiers Cowboy Church.

When the freedmen settled there nearly 150 years ago, they named the area after the biblical city of Joppa, which means “beautiful.” They bought property and built homes on the banks of the Trinity River. Though the area is now less than thriving, the residents embrace the rich culture and history and nickname the community of 17 streets “Joppy.”

On a recent hot August day, some of those residents put…


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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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.

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This year, the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation (TBMF) is celebrating their 30th anniversary of supporting missions work both in Texas and around the world. In honor of this milestone, they have compiled 30 opportunities that can each be accomplished with $1,000. To discover more about each project, please download our booklet below.

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Curious about Texas Baptist pastors?
Get to know Pastor of Community
Missionary Baptist Church, Oscar
Epps. Family man, football lover,
president of the African American
Fellowship and Chaplain to Desoto,
TX Police Department, Epps lives
life to the fullest both in and out of
the pulpit.

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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

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