The Bible Study/Discipleship team exists to provide consultations, training, special events, tools and resources to help Texas Baptist congregations develop Acts 1:8 believers.
“Transformational Church” is a new church revitalization process developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. Lifeway team members had conversations and interviews with over 7,000 congregations from various denominations to determine what they are doing to cause transformation in the lives of their congregations. As a result of this ground-breaking research, LifeWay has produced the Transformational Church book, consultant training and church assessment tool. Learn more about Texas Baptist’s Transformational Church consultants and consulting services for your church. Learn more...
BaptistWay Press provides low-cost and no-cost Bible study materials. Materials for adult Bible study are available in seven languages and are packaged in 13-lesson undated quarterlies for use at any time. Each study includes a teaching guide, a student guide and a large-print student guide. You can also access study materials for preschool and school-aged children, as well as youth. Many of these lessons can be downloaded for free. Learn more...
The Baptist General Convention of Texas and NavPress are pleased to announce a strategic discipleship partnership that will assist churches with discipleship resources and content needs. As part of this relationship, churches will be able to receive a 10% discount on all orders placed with NavPress by using a special code exclusively for them. The code can be used on NavPress.com or by calling 800.366.7788 and speaking with a customer service representative.
10% off any order – Code – D12L24QB6
As our strategic discipleship resource provider, we are excited to recommend NavPress to serve you and hope you will consider NavPress resources for your discipleship ministries. Learn more...
BGCT Bible Study/Discipleship Team and Renovaré announce Strategic Spiritual Formation Partnership. Learn more about discounts on print and electronic materials and select events available from our new Spiritual Formation partner. Learn more...
LifeWay is a recognized provider of curriculum materials, training resources, discipleship tools, and much more. Learn more...
Sunday School | Small Groups
Our staff can work with you via one-day consultations to help your church improve growth and development of Bible study, Sunday School and small groups. We can also assist you in developing discipleship, and youth, children and pre-school ministry during a half-day consultation. These consultations are provided at no charge to BGCT churches. Learn more...
Acts 1:8 Sunday School Award
This new associational and state recognition recognizes churches for excellence in Sunday School work in four crucial areas; increase in the numbers of Sunday School prospects, increase in Sunday School enrollment, increase in the numbers of Sunday School leaders trained, and starting new Sunday School units. Churches and associates can download the reporting forms by clicking here.
Click on the following areas to download ideas and suggestions for your Sunday School in the following areas:
We will continue to add additional resources and tools to assist you in these areas. Additionally, our team is available for on-site consultations and/or training for your Sunday School. Give us a call at (214) 828-5203 or toll free (888) 244-9400, or email deby.miller [at] texasbaptists.org and we’ll be happy to discuss coming to your church or association to provide customized training.
For questions related to the Acts 1:8 Sunday School Awards, contact Keith Lowry at keith.lowry [at] texasbaptists.org.
Children’s and Youth Bible Drills will help the children in your congregation increase their knowledge of the Bible by memorizing key Scriptures, locate books of the Bible and key passages, learn how to apply the Bible to their lives, learn verses that are fundamental to understanding Baptist distinctives, and more. Learn more...
Here you’ll find a wide variety of online Bible-study tools and resources to assist you in your weekly preparation & study, and which you can share with others to assist them in becoming “discovery learners”. Learn more...
Through individual planning meetings with associational leaders, we ask the simple question, “What do your churches need?” The results have ranged from age-group training events and pastor’s roundtable discussions to individual on-site church consultations, Vacation Bible School training and a variety of customized growth projects. Let us know how we can respond to the particular needs of the churches in your association. We’re ready to come for a visit! Learn more...
2014 VBS Material
- Curricula from these contributing publishers: BaptistWay, Gospel Light, Group, LifeWay, Standard will be available to evaluate and study
- Age specific training on LifeWay materials
- A special session for those who plan summer activities on how to plan the entire summer. Learn more...
Additional Ministry Partners
Learn about additional ministry partners.
- Effective Evangelistic Churches, Thom Rainer. Part research project, part detective story, this book presents results from the most comprehensive study of successful churches in history.
- High Expectations, Thom Rainer. The Remarkable Secret for Keeping People in Your Church.
- BaptistWay Press
- Fellowship Church
- Healthy Church Tools
- LifeWay Christian Resources
- National Back to Church Day
- North Point Community Church
- Saddleback Church Small Group Resources
- SmallGroups.com Resources
- Willow Creek Association Resources
- Willow Creek Community Church
- Transformational Teaching Planning Guide
- How to find and enroll prospects for your Sunday School
- How to find evangelistic prospects for your church
- Teach your Adult Sunday School Class how to mark their New Testament with the Roman Road
- How to Evaluate Preschool & Children Curriculum
- How to Evaluate Youth Curriculum
- How to Evaluate Adult Literature
- How to have an Evangelistic Vacation Bible School
- Introducing BaptistWay Press