The Christian Life Commission helps Texas Baptists apply their faith to life through Ethics, Public Policy and Community Ministry. The Bible serves as the foundation for the CLC's work. As the CLC addresses various ethical and policy issues, it does not speak for Texas Baptists. Rather, the CLC speaks to Texas Baptists and to others about issues as determined by its 18 commissioners.

March 26-27, 2019
Austin, Texas

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Gus Reyes

Director, Christian Life Commission

(512) 473-2288


Learn how to support Operación San Andrés after Giving Tuesday

By Abby Hopkins

#GivingTuesday 2018 is fast approaching, and we hope you are getting excited! Although our goal is to raise $10,000 for Operación San Andrés, we want to let you know other ways you can continue to take part in the ministry’s work.

  • Knit baby blankets, stocking hats, prayer shawls, or anything else that will help people in Collique during cold and damp winters.

  • Are you in college or seminary? Intern with OSA. You can spend up to 8 weeks at their mission site in Peru doing special projects, and may be able to use it for college credit.

  • Do you work for a children’s mission organization? Hold a fundraiser or get your kids involved to help kids in Collique. Here are some ideas:

    • Collect school supplies and send them to OSA.

    • Contact OSA for specific names and photos of children who participate in the Educational Enrichment Program and pray for them by name with your organization.

    • Visit to research more about the ministry and share what you find with the kids .

  • Go to Peru and serve with OSA in April or October on a mission trip.

  • Become a regular donor to the Hunger Offering or sign up for our newsletter to stay in-the-know.

  • Pray!


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What we do

Ethics & Justice

Information on Christianity & Same Sex Marriage

We seek to provide online resources on an array of ethical topics that point toward a Christ-centered approach to living. Issues we focus on include: Hunger & Poverty, Citizenship and Ethical Choices. We also feature an Ethical Living Blog. To learn more, please visit our Ethics & Justice pages or contact Ferrell Foster at: .

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Public Policy

Christian citizenship is a response to the call of God and the example of the ministry of Jesus Christ in the world. As caring Christians, we are called to reach out to the needs of the world with talents, spiritual gifts and compassion. Because of this, our Public Policy branch has provided information on public policy issues such as Criminal Justice, Alcohol & Addiction, Education and Gambling, so that the world we live in can reflect Biblical truth. To learn more, please visit our Public Policy pages or contact Kathryn Freeman at: .

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Ministry Impact

Our ministry impact focuses on issues we feel are highly important in today's culture. Our three main focuses are on church law, hunger and poverty and immigration. To learn more, please visit our Ministry Impact pages or contact Bianca Barajas at: .

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Hunger Offering

Texas Baptists are working together with many Baptist partners in Texas and around the world to show Christ's love and generosity by meeting immediate hunger needs and helping people escape the devastation of poverty. Alongside these trusted partners, the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering seeks to empower those in need by funding relief and development projects that are holistic and sustainable.

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Statement on Hateful Violence

Dr. Gus Reyes of the Christian Life Commission on hateful violence


Follow-up Statement on Border Separation of Families

Follow-up statement from Gus Reyes, director of the Christian Life Commission


Border Separation of Families

Dr. Gus Reyes of the Christian Life Commission on border separation of families


Response to repeal of DACA

Kathryn Freeman of the Christian Life Commission responds to President Trump?s repeal of DACA


Response to executive order on religious liberty

Dr. Gus Reyes of the Christian Life Commission responds to President Trump?s executive order on religious liberty


Election Statement

Dr. Gus Reyes of the Christian Life Commission Responds to 2016 Election Results


Refugee Statement

Dr. Gus Reyes of the Christian Life Commission Responds to Texas? Withdrawal from the Refugee Resettlement Program


HB 2 Statement

Dr. Gus Reyes Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Whole Woman?s Health vs. Hellerstedt


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