DALLAS – During their Feb. 25 meeting, the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted to adopt Engage24, challenging every Texas Baptist to share the gospel with at least one person on Oct. 14, 2014. Full Story »
If you are falling apart, you need more glue! According to Kathleen Chapman, keynote speaker for our upcoming Children’s Worship University, “The glue is worship – worshipping God!” She presents this challenging concept in her book, Teaching Kids Authentic Worship: How to Keep Them Close to God for Life. Full Story »
“Open the eyes and hearts of our lawmakers so that they will know and do Your will. . . . Help them to think of each other as fellow Americans seeking Your best for our Nation rather than enemy parties seeking to defeat each other. Replace distrust in each other with a deep commitment to creative compromise.” Full Story »
ARLINGTON – Oct. 11 started out like any other day for Amy. She went from college class to class. Then a Christian classmate asked to go for a cup of coffee.
Amy admits she was relieved to be invited to coffee because she had questions swirling in her head that day, and she wanted to ask her classmate about them. Full Story »
ARLINGTON – It’s time for the church to connect with students in a different way, said leaders at Texas Baptists Youth Ministry Conclave in Arlington Oct. 15-17.
This way is through authenticity, making churches places where students can express doubt, wrestle through hard answers about God and understand that God likes and delights in them, said Kara Powell, co-author of Sticky Faith and executive director of the Youth Institute at Fuller Seminary. Full Story »
Are you getting ready to serve on a Pastor Search Committee? Talk to those who have served before you and hopefully you will hear, “It was the most difficult task I’ve ever done in my life… but I have never been more blessed in any service I’ve done for the Lord.”
Unfortunately, you might be just as likely to hear, “I never want to do that again . . . it was a mess . . . I left the church,” or other discouraging stories. So, here are some ideas about what your church can be doing so the interim period starts out well. Full Story »
There are some places I love to go and sit and enjoy being present there. You know, those places where you feel safe, relaxed and at home. The places where you long to be present when you are away. I’m sure you have a few of those spots too, or I at least hope you do. Full Story »