Disaster Recovery offers affordable Galveston mission trip and vacation for the whole family
by Leah Allen — April 17, 2015
During the week of July 26-31, Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR) will be hosting its first-ever family mission trip to Galveston Island, where volunteers will have an opportunity to spend mornings on the worksite and afternoons on vacation.
“While all ages and types of people are invited, we wanted to focus on ‘families on mission,’” said Marla Bearden, disaster response specialist for Texas Baptists. “Spending time as a family, serving others in Jesus’ name, is a wonderful way for any family/p>/a>... [continue]
Connections, one of Texas Baptists’ newest ministries, experienced a lot of change during 2014. Director Joe Loughlin breaks down the different aspects of the ministry, what to expect from the ministry during 2015 and what pastors should place on their calendars.
At Texas Baptists, we’re resetting for our future as we continue to be people who are fully committed and invested in both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The restructuring is based on the new philosophy of how Texas Baptists will work for and with churches, institutions and mission organizations.
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Two years ago Principal Marta Plata of Manuel Jara Elementary School realized her staff of excellent teachers and leaders could work tirelessly every year to seek to educate their students and empower them to be the best they could be. However, without positive reinforcement at home, many of the lessons taught in the classroom would not change the behaviors of their students.
Through collaboration with Primera Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Plata was able to begin a program called Parent University, which is a 13-week curriculum educating parents on the 40 developmental assets that will help their children succeed. Read more…