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Student volunteers help West Bounce to recovery

by Tyler Agnew — June 23, 2014

Ninety-degree weather, manual labor and full workdays all completed with an attitude of bringing restoration in the name of Jesus Christ — that is what Texas Baptists’ Bounce is all about.

“I just really like working hard to help people,” student volunteer Kayla Kemp said. “It makes me feel like I’m impacting people.”

Kemp, high school senior from First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove, was one of nearly 200 volunteers who joined Bounce, a student-focused disaster recovery mission experience, which launched in West, Texas mid-June where the community is recovering from the April 2013 fertilizer plant explosion…

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14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples brings renewed focus to disciple-making essentials

by Tyler Agnew — June 6, 2014

As churches seek to fulfill the Great Commission, individual believers must understand and practice what it means to be a disciple.

14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples, released by BaptistWay Press in May, is a Bible study that provides in-depth discussion and practical application for those seeking to embrace the lifestyle of a follower of Jesus Christ.

“We need spiritually mature people to lead the body of Christ,” Dr. Dennis R. Wiles, co-author and senior pastor of First Baptist Church Arlington said. “The only way for that to happen is for us to partner with God in the process of growth.”

In his 31 years of leading…

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