Baptists go on mission the world over. It?s what we do. It’s what we’re known for. We can be on mission locally and globally at the same time as we are on mission for Christ in our own community. Learn more…
Texas Baptist churches are getting smart on crime by focusing ministry efforts on the offender and family, the victim and family, as well as the criminal justice professional and family. Learn more…
Technically the law states Human trafficking is a serious federal crime with penalties of up to imprisonment for life. Federal law defines “severe forms of trafficking in persons” as: “(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” Learn more…
Community Ministry Monthly Reports
Literacy missions is a great way to reach unchurched people, especially the more than 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in Texas. Training, certification and resources are available for English as a Second Language or conversational English, adult reading and writing, as well as tutoring children and youth. Family Literacy is a new initiative that allows for ministry to the whole family. Another new initiative is English as a Foreign Language that will become an essential tool for global missions, especially those countries closed to traditional Christian missionaries.
Literacy ConneXus is the new name for literacy in Texas and reflects 50 years of literacy missions in collaboration with the Center for Literacy at the Baylor School of Social Work.
For more information contact Lester Meriwether at: lester[at]literacyconnexus.org or (817) 696-9898.
End of Session Wrap-Up
by Kathryn Freeman on August 27, 2015 in christian life commission
New laws highlight the CLC’s advocacy work.
While the 84th Legislative Session ended June 1, we are just beginning to feel the effects of our legislative efforts. This session, the CLC followed 65 bills and helped pass several important pieces of legislation. The CLC’s legislative priorities are set by our 18 commissioners who reflect the diverse membership of Texas Baptists. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Grant Funding for Pre-kindergarten
One of Governor Abbott’s top priorities was to improve the quality of early education in Texas.
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