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HPU group travels to Slovakia for cross-cultural mission trip

by Nathan Brandenburg — June 18, 2014

BROWNWOOD — June 13, 2014 — Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, and five students from her spring International Missions Practicum course recently traveled to Va┼żec, Slovakia, for a week-long mission experience. The course, required for all cross-cultural studies majors, is designed to give students firsthand experience in cross-cultural ministry.

The group led ministry activities among the Roma and Slovak people and learned from the missiology of Shane and Dianne McNary, the field personnel with whom they served.

“We spent the semester at HPU learning about the history…


Help provide an accurate compensation baseline among churches

by Nathan Brandenburg — February 21, 2014

The 2014 SBC Church Compensation Survey helps determine fair pay for church pastors and staff. All submitted information is kept private and no individual reporting is created – it just creates ranges for compensating ministers fairly.


Texas Baptists prepare response to Typhoon Haiyan

by Nathan Brandenburg — November 12, 2013

Multiple thousands of people are feared dead in the Philippines, killed by what many are calling the worst storm ever recorded in the country.


Central Texas Flooding

by Nathan Brandenburg — November 4, 2013

Flooding in the Austin area has affected over 1,600 homes. Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery, working with our State VOAD partners, is assisting in the cleaning out of homes and first response case management.