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Together, Intent On 1 Purpose While it is true there are many churches in Texas, the reality is that a large percentage of our state has no connection to any faith. Texas is a mission field. We have to find many different ways to show and tell God's love to our neighbors who are like us and different from us. Christ sends us out f...
Videos To download right click MP4 and "Save Target As...". A free QuickTime download may be required to view files in the MP4 and MOV format. Hope in a Backpack: Hunger Offering Supports Kids In San Marcos Vimeo | MP4 (481.3 MB) | 3:10 Rebuilding a Life: A Hunger Offering Story Vimeo | MP4 | 3:20 Tex...
Changing one life at a time
Over the last couple of months, as I have prepared to serve as a Campus Missionary Intern this school year, God has been teaching me a lot about myself and the mission He has called me to. For someone my age I look at the world I live in and see so many big issues but I also see God moving in big ways.I was sitting thinking yesterd...
Needs from disaster area apparent as school starts
The pastors in Eagle Pass are intent on helping families recover from the recent flooding in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. Their immediate need is to supply families with needed items like household goods, furniture, bedding, school supplies & back packs to replace items that were lost in the flood. Eagle Pass is also in need...
This page is a constantly updated resource page for you to find relevant, exceptional, helpful tools to assist you in ministering to Single Adults. We recommend tools, tell you about upcoming events, give you the ability to network with other Texas churches who are doing creative family ministry, and more. Were you unable to make...
Bounce Student Disaster Recovery Restoring hope Rebuilding communities Reflecting Christ BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery offers students the opportunity to assist communities in their efforts to BOUNCE back from devastation after disaster has struck. Participants engage in disaster recovery projects, times of worship and reflecti...
Creation Care Earth is our home. It is beautiful and amazing. It's a fabulous system of interconnected life. The Creator of Earth sustains this life and instructs us to join in that sustaining effort. The more we understand Earth's life systems, the more we will be able to hear with clarity and urgency what the Bible says about ou...
Hunger & Poverty
Hunger & Poverty Hunger and poverty are a sad part of our cultural landscape today, just as it has been for centuries. The persistence of these problems makes it no less important to address them. Jesus told us to feed the hungry and meet the needs of the disadvantaged. Now, we seek to be faithful in doing so because every per...
Money & Work
Money & Work Life in today’s world requires money – it is the means by which people provide for their basic needs. That money is obtained through a framework of economic systems. Money at the individual level and economics at the systems level present both opportunities and challenges. Christians seek to follow Chr...
Resources Written Resources Biblical Perspectives On Christian Citizenship On Civility On Human Trafficking On Hunger & Poverty On Immigration On Justice On Pornography On Race On Terrorism, War & Peace Therefore The Politics of Jesus Volume 13, No. 3 Separation of Church and State Volume 13, No. 2 Caring for Creation Volu...
Feeling Good About Taking a Stand
Feeling Good About Taking a Stand Learning Activity for Junior High and High School students Expected Outcome: Youth will think about their beliefs regarding drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and they will learn what some adults in their congregation believe about these topics. They also will discover what the Bible teaches about the...
Child Protection Training
Child Protection training & certification Training Certificate Information All Adult Sponsors and participants 18 years of age and older are required to take the MinistrySafe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training. After watching the online training, a quiz is administered. A minimum score of 70 is required. After taking the test, yo...
The Study 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". Here in the BGCT Bible Study/Discipleship area, it is our great desire to provide you with tools to enh...
Affiliation It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos To receive a physical copy of this packet, please contact Becky Brown
Affiliation Form It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos Download the PDF version to complete the BGCT Affiliation form. Ema...
History of the BGCT
History of the BGCT It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos
We Believe It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos
BGCT Affiliation It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos
Church Matching & Benefit Program
Church Matching & Benefit Program It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos Click here to download Church Matching Benefit...
Deeply Rooted It's who we are. Affiliation Links Letter from Dr. Hardage Affiliation Form History of BGCT We Believe Governance BGCT Affiliation Ministries Giving Form Give Online Church Matching & Benefit Program Deeply Rooted 2016 Budget Summary CP Videos
Abide is an unscheduled prayer experience for college students, high school seniors and adults who work with college students. Abide is designed to be a time of retreat. There is a opening session on Friday night and a closing session Saturday afternoon. Everything in between is up to you. There will be various "Abide Encounters"...
Dear Parents, We consider it a great privilege to partner with you and your church in teaching your child to know and share the gospel. Super Summer is a teaching ministry hidden in a summer camp. Our hope is that your child will return home from our camp equipped to better share the gospel in their sphere of influence. We encoura...
Resources A quick and easy-to-use resource to encourage a year of prayer and giving for CP missionaries and ministries. Download may take a few minutes. English Español Downloadable Resources Fast Facts Budgets & Reports A Quick Look at 2016 CP Spending Un Vistazo Rápido a 2016 Precisely - Fall 2016 Precise...
Week of Prayer
Week of Prayer ORDER WEEK OF PRAYER MATERIALS Missionaries' No. 1 need is for prayer support – focused, continuous prayers not only for themselves but for the people to whom they bring the love of Christ. WHY GIVE... Learn about the Mary Hill Davis Offering Learn about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Learn about the Annie...
CWJC/CMJC Site Directors
CWJC/CMJC Site Directors WMU Calendar Contact WMU CWJC/CMJC Site Directors National Certification Training Texas CWJC/CMJC Day of Prayer Has God called you to start a CWJC or CMJC ministry in your community? The first step is to attend NCT Level 1 training (See National Certification Training for details). After registering for tr...
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Missionaries' No. 1 need is for prayer support! Focused, continuous prayers not only for themselves but for the people to whom they bring the love of Christ. Missions leaders help churches know how to pray strategically, why to give sacrificially and how to come alongside missionaries to reach the lo...
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Missionaries' No. 1 need is for prayer support! Focused, continuous prayers not only for themselves but for the people to whom they bring the love of Christ. Missions leaders help churches know how to pray strategically, why to give sacrificially and how to come alongside missionaries to reach the l...
Mary Hill Davis Offering
ORDER WEEK OF PRAYER MATERIALS Mary Hill Davis Offering 2017 Starting in 1910, the Mary Hill Davis Offering® was established to empower state missions efforts for Texas Baptists. Mark your calendars for September 10-17 to recognize and promotion the offering at your church. The State Goal this year is $3,600,000 Million. Your...
Prep Study Download the prep study teaching plans for review prior to going through the BOUNCE prep study videos with your group. If your video viewing location does not have internet access, please download the videos beforehand. You can download the BOUNCE prep study videos on the Vimeo page for each video. prep study teaching p...
MORE VIDEOS Welcome to Texas Freshmen Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) is a ministry of TexasBaptist Churches that engages students to follow Christ and transform the world. We want to invite you to be a part of BSM on your campus. Take a look around and find the BSM on your campus. Sign Up Now FIND A CHURCH Churches around the stat...
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Lay Theological Education
LayTheologicalEducation The Theological Education Council has produced a series of videos, discussion guides, and training sessions over basic theological education areas. MISSIONS The Church in the WorldJames Hassell, PastorFirst Baptist Church, San Angelo, TX View Study ORGANIZATION How Are We Baptists?Stacey Conner, PastorFirst...
Office of Cooperative Program Ministry
Texas Baptists Cooperative Program The Cooperative Program, or CP, at its core is a cooperative way of financially supporting missions both locally and globally. It is a way of combining resources to enable more missions, evangelism and ministry to those in need and those who have yet to hear the gospel. 2016 Annual Report See whe...
MHDO Leader Guide
A WORD FROM THE WMU OF TEXAS PRESIDENT I remember playing basketball in high school. Occasionally, someone would hog the ball. The coach would call a halt to the practice and remind us that we were a team that should all work together. He would tell us that basketball is a team sport and that working together we win the...
MHDO Week of Prayer
2017 HIGHLIGHTED MINISTRIES Since its beginning 20 years ago, CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S JOB CORPS® has existed to prepare women for life and employment in a mission context where women are mentored and nurtured. CWJC seeks to minister to women who are living in some form of poverty, be it personal, spiritual, or profes...
It all starts with faith in yourself
GARLAND - On January 14th, Nayely Vallejo received a call, the call she had been waiting for for a long time. "Congratulations" is all she heard and she knew that all her praying and putting her faith in God paid off. The call she received was recognition that she had been one of four selected to serve as a National Acteens Panelis...
Name: Bill ArnoldSpouse: MargaretChildren: Meredith and Jonathan Grandchildren: Ryan, Mason, Jake, and HankMinistry: Providing financial resources for Texas missions Position: President of the Texas Baptist Missions FoundationNumber of years: 30Where did you grow up? Memphis, TennesseeHow old were you when you became a Christian an...
Dramatic presentations part of this year's annual meeting
"Theatre for the Mind and Spirit" is coming to the Texas Baptist annual meeting Monday, Nov. 17. This is how Bruce Kuhn describes his dramatic presentations. Kuhn will be part of the morning and evening worship services at the Waco Convention Center. Bruce's presentations bring Scripture alive. The words are literally from the bib...
Raising Arizona – Leah Gonzalez, day 9
This is the 9th guest blog post in a series of 10 by Leah Gonzalez, a master's degree student in social work at the University of Texas in Austin and a graduate of Howard Payne University.Several states have banned payday and auto title lending. At the end of July 2010 Arizona joined these ranks – kind of. It's true; in 2010 Ariz...
Payday loans and blueberry pie – Leah Gonzalez, day 6
This is the 6th guest blog post in a series of 10 by Leah Gonzalez, a master's degree student in social work at the University of Texas in Austin and a graduate of Howard Payne University.I've been doing a lot of talking about the issues surrounding payday and auto title loans. I've read articles, academic studies and just about an...
Using a GoPro camera in your ministry
Sports and action cameras are all the rage. One of the most widely used is the GoPro however there are almost as many varieties of these cameras as there are ways that they can be used. Starting at under $50 (up to around $600), it is easy to see how their use has caught on with outdoors enthusiasts, filmmakers, and even prime tim...
Predicting the positive impact of ones faith
Dear Pastors, I hope you're well. I've spent the better part of two decades learning about God's nature and intelligent design of His creation through scientific research. Researchers, such as Kenneth Pargament, have shown that religiosity and spirituality can inhibit resilience as much as help it; consequently, it depends on how...
How to find life from death
This is the third article in a three-part series from our Director of Counseling Services on loss, which addresses how to deal with the emotional impacts of loss through grief, compassion fatigue, and finding life in death. Amid all the awareness of death and loss in the last few weeks, God has proven faithful to show He makes all...
Free media resources to engage millennials more effectively
In a world where advertisements bombard our consciousness and the largest population segment – Millennials – seemingly demand unique information and instant access, churches must engage more via media if they desire to truly touch, teach and transform their attendees in a relevant manner. The good news is that no church needs...
It's Time to Learn About West Papua
I hugged three men today. Each was physically smaller than me, but they seemed larger than life. None looked me in the eye before we hugged, but each returned the embrace.The men did not say anything. All I could say was something like, "God bless you. We will not forget you." It seemed so weak and inadequate, but I didn't know wha...
Putting the wiggle back in life
Chubby Checker came to mind as I sat at my home office desk the other day. Checker made "The Twist" a dancing sensation in the 1960s. He came to mind because a pre-teen girl rode by our house wiggling back and forth on what is basically a two-piece skateboard.I did a Google search for "wiggling skateboard" and learned about the Rip...
We have a problem with authority
Two Texas high school football players gained infamy recently when they intentionally and brutally hit an official who had ejected two of their teammates. A week later, another Texas player shoved an official.Let's simplify this. Everyone comes to a football game to see two teams play; those teams have all of the attention. But the...
Transforming parents, families and communities through Raising Highly Capable Kids
When was the last time your church actively ministered for 13 consecutive weeks to families of the community in a public school? In the 2014-2015 school year, two of our Hispanic churches were able to do this. So far, in the current school year (2015-2016) there are 13 churches ready to start doing this in their communities. They...
7 tips for seeking peace with African Americans
As we think about our role as peacemakers in racial reconciliation, Ephesians 2:11-16 details God’s heart for unity within the body of Christ. Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the...
Texas Baptists urged to support state missions; meet $4 million Mary Hill Davis Offering goal
The Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering will be held September 11-18, 2016. With a statewide goal of $4 million, the offering will go to support missions endeavors around Texas through strategic ministry partnerships. David Hardage, executive director of Texas Baptists, is urging churches to support...
Last 5th Sunday Hunger Offering of Year and New Video Released
Good news! The new Hunger Offering video is now released and ready to watch. “Texas Baptist Hunger Offering at work in Spain” highlights Iglesia Evangelica Bautista’s food pantry in Cerdanyola, Spain, a Hunger Offering ministry. The video introduces Antonia and Pedro, a couple who struggled financially...
EL ÚLTIMO 5o DOMINGO DEL AÑO DE LA OFRENDA CONTRA EL HAMBRE Y EL ESTRENO DEL NUEVO VI
¡Buenas noticias! El video de la Ofrenda contra el Hambre está listo para que usted lo vea. “La Ofrenda contra el Hambre de los Bautistas de Texas en acción en España” se enfoca en el ministerio de repartición de alimentos de la Iglesia Evangélica Bautista en Cerdanyola, Es...
Civility. The Impossible Task?
Civility. The Impossible Task? What words would you use to describe the discourse in our nation today? Several years ago I read Os Guinness’ book, The Case for Civility. With these words,he paints the reason we need a return to civility. “Name-calling, insult, ridicule, guilt by association, caricature, innuendo, a...
Hospitality leads us to "make room" -- for God and others
Lately, God has been putting the practice of hospitality on my heart. Specifically the phrase “make room.” What does it look like to make room in our lives? I feel compelled to first make room for God. Create space to rest in Him, dwell in His Word, and abide in prayer. I am also convicted to make room for others -- to...
LA HOSPITALIDAD NOS LLEVA A “HACERLE LUGAR” A DIOS Y A OTROS
Últimamente Dios ha puesto la práctica de la hospitalidad en mi corazón, especialmente la frase “hacer espacio”. ¿Cómo se traduce esto en nuestras vidas? Primero que nada, siento que debo hacerle lugar a Dios. Crear un espacio de descanso en él, meditar en su palabra, y pasar ti...
Texas Baptists encouraged to exceed Mary Hill Davis Offering goal to provide Harvey relief efforts
The Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering is September 10-17, 2017. With a statewide goal of $3.6 million, the offering will go to support mission endeavors around Texas through strategic partnerships in 2018. In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas, all gifts given abov...