When major violence began to appear about three years ago along the Texas/Mexico border due to rivaling drug cartels, several Texas Baptist churches resolved to stand next to their partnership churches in Juarez, Piedras Negras and Ciudad Victoria. They had committed to walk beside these churches in their ministry, and the new circumstances would not change this. Full Story »
DALLAS – As the 2012 summer Go Now Missions training and commissioning serve came to a close on May 19, each college student came to the altar at the front of the Dallas Baptist University chapel and bent down low to pick up a towel that read “Sent to Serve.”
They did so signifying their willingness to drop to their knees this summer, serving anyone placed in their path through summer or semester missions and striving to bring them to Jesus. Full Story »
At Lake Pointe Church, we are extremely intentional in our small-group strategy. All adult members are enrolled and expected to participate in a Life Group. Life Groups primarily meet on campus during prime time on the weekend. We do have some that meet anytime/anywhere. They are open groups ranging from 20 to 70 in attendance. Currently, 70 percent of our adult members are active in a Life Group. Full Story »
Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion
In the summer of last year, and due to the severe backlog experienced by immigration courts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a directive to review more than 300,000 deportation cases involving people who are considered “low priority.” The directive gives the courts permission to exercise prosecutorial discretion in cases where people have no criminal background and at the same time maintain deep ties to the United States in order to get their cases administratively closed.
Christian Life Commission Welcomes Jye Shafer, Public Policy Intern
Jye Shafer is from College Station, Texas, where he is studying for a Master’s in policy analysis at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Clemson University in 2008. As an undergraduate, he was an editor for the Clemson student newspaper, The Tiger, and an active musician.