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Matryoshka Haus
Partnership: A New
Missional Opportunity

Dallas, TX
Spiritual Renewal Retreat
for Women in Minstry

Burnet, TX
10/24/14 – 10/25/14
Laredo, TX
Texas Church College
Minister’s Retreat

New Braunfels, TX
11/6/14 – 11/7/14
Fiesta Ring
San Antonio, TX
11/7/14 – 11/8/14

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Inspiring the next generation, youth ministry as a divine appointment

by Leah Allen — October 21, 2014

ARLINGTON: Youth ministry is a calling that comes along with great trials but even greater rewards, including seeing the salvation of young souls and the opportunity to inspire a generation of future leaders.

Speakers at the 2014 Youth Ministry Conclave on Oct. 13-15 focused on youth ministry as a calling and encouraged leaders to recognize it as a divine appointment. Conclave is sponsored by Texas Baptists and supported through the Cooperative Program with ethnic scholarships provided by Mary Hill Davis Offering for state missions.

“It’s not about your ability, but your availability,” said Ed Newton…


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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In this edition of Texas Baptist Magazine, learn more about lives changed through soccer tournaments in Guadalajara, Bible Drill in local churches, college students sharing the Gospel around the globe with Go Now Missions, the impact of the Hispanic Education Initiative and more. See a calendar of upcoming events, the Texas Baptist resources available to you and your church and a great word about giving your first fruits from our Executive Director David Hardage.

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“When I was working as an engineer,
God made it clear that I was in the
wrong place; He wanted me to
prepare myself to serve him for the
rest of my life. I have never regretted
it and have never looked back!” -Ellis

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“As a church we committed to a
partnership to curtail sex trafficking
in Cambodia. Then, last year we also
partnered with two other churches
for an area-wide Choose Life 5k to
raise funds for multiple crisis
pregnancy centers in the Tarrant
Country area.” -Pastor Joe Sanchez

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