Student disaster recovery responds to Tulsa tornadoes
by Leah Allen — March 27, 2015
In response to Wednesday night’s tornadoes that brought devastation to many homes and families in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery has announced a mission opportunity for students to help the city in its road to recovery.
Reports from CNN reveal the storms took one life, left dozens injured across the state and caused massive devastation in the Tulsa area and some damage in other cities including Moore, which is still in recovery from the catastrophic 2013 tornadoes.
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.
txb.life is a new publication created to identify events and ministries within Texas Baptists resources that will help you, as a church and community leader, impact those who God puts in your path. Events and topics are broken down by ministry emphasis to give you a snapshot into what’s upcoming and trending in your area of service.
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…