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2018 African American Evangelism Conferences

2018 African American Evangelism Conferences H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Purpose Exist) for the STRUGGLEProviding Proactive Steps to Live Life Abundantly! "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."2 Corinthians 4:17 Dallas September 14 - 15, 2018 Dallas Baptist UniversityGlo...

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Cultivate Conferences

90% of our churches are plateaued or declining. We need to continue planting new churches, but we also need to start replant-churches where we already have once-healthy churches. Working with our partners, we will replant churches throughout Texas. The Cultivate Conferences are designed to:Define replantingHelp identify replant pa...

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Questions and faith

Do you have questions and anxiety rise up when you think about sharing the Gospel? Will I know all the answers to their questions? What if they ask me something I can't explain? What if I stumble upon my words? Think about it from an unbeliever's perspective. What questions might stand in the way from receiving the Gospel? Can you...

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Missions Team

Missions team  One-stop shop for church missions The Texas Baptists Missions Team exists to connect, train and mobilize Texas Baptist churches as they fulfill their missions' call in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. Meet the Team Urban MissionsUrban Missions connects churches to their communities thr...

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Mexico Partnerships

Mexico Partnerships A church for every people group and the gospel for every language group The Bajío Region of Mexico has less than 2% evangelicals. This six state region includes five mega cities. This is the concentration of our Mexico Missions work, as well as in Monterrey and Mexico City. Bajío Region/Reynosa Ty...

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Partner Projects

Partner Projects Do you want to partner with the River Ministry but your mission trip is already set? we have great projects you, your church or family can do from home. River Ministry Kits Evangelistic Soccer Balls Provide soccer balls for events and tournaments that help the leaders share Christ using soccer. Download Now Vacati...

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Youth Discipleship

Reaching today's youth requires an impactful and truthful presentation of the gospel. This age group is searching for something in life and has more options presented to them than any generation before. Conclave provides training conferences and worship experiences for adults who oversee and serve in the youth ministry in their ch...

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Single Adult

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...

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Minister Ethics

Minister Ethics The vocation of ministry presents unique challenges to ethical living. Others often have higher ethical expectations of their ministers than of themselves. And God has high expectations, as well. Ministers and congregations can join together in creating an environment that promotes godly living. Ministerial Ethics:...

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Great Commission

I greet you in the glorious name of Jesus Christ. I would like to introduce you to the Great Commission Team of Texas Baptists. Our team consists of three distinct, but collaborative teams: Discipleship, Evangelism, and Music & Worship. We have been granted the wonderful opportunity of helping equip and encourage the churches...

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Missions Giving Catalog

Texas Baptists Missions equips churches to lead, serve and engage others in gospel-centered conversations for Christ. We are actively caring for orphans and families, assisting those affected by disasters, planting house churches, promoting leadership development and providing ministry resources to help those on the mission field...

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Associational Leadership

Associational Leadership links Board of Directors Mary Hill Davis WMU Calendar Contact WMU Update My Information Associational Leadership Mission Camp Leaders Training EMPOWERING ASSOCIATIONAL WMU LEADERS Missions involvement provides numerous benefits: an increase in the numbers of persons who are birthed into the kingdom, suppor...

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Hispanic Preaching Conference

Abril 6-7, 2018 Sadler Global Missions CenterDallas Baptist University • 300 Mountain Creek Pkwy. • Dallas, Texas 75211 COSTO • COST: $20 POR PERSONA • PER PERSON Incluye • Includes:Conferencias2 comidasCalendario de predicación 2018Material de 40 DíasRegister Now Se proveerán talleres...

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Handbell Festival

October 19-20, 2018South Main Baptist Church4300 E Sam Houston Pkwy S,Pasadena, TX 77505 Cost$30/person through October 1, 2018$40/person after October 1, 2018 Register Now! Clinician Hart Morris Hart Morris is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Houston.  He has served as minister of music for chu...

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Everlasting Choir Celebration

MARCH 25-26, 2019First Baptist Church Bryan3100 Cambridge Dr.Bryan, TX 77802 - Get Directions -- Download Schedule -  MARCH 28-29, 2019The Heights Baptist Church201 W Renner Rd.Richardson, TX 75080 - Get Directions -- Download Schedule - Hotel Information (Woodlands) Each church is responsible for making and paying for their...

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National Boomer & Senior Adult Ministry Conference

SEPTEMBER 6-7, 2018FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAN ANTONIO515 McCullough Ave.San Antonio, TX 78215 This conference is designed to encourage, equip, and train any pastors, ministers, or volunteers who work in a church which desires to be more effective in reaching and ministering to baby boomers and/or senior adults. Sponsored by Texas...

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Evangelism

The Evangelism Team exists to challenge, equip and train Texas Baptists, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to passionately fulfill God's call to reach all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are here to assist you and your church through consultations, events, programs, conferences and resources related to evangelism and&nbs...

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The Greatest Possible Evangelism

The Greatest Possible Evangelism Back in 1848, at the first Baptist state convention in Texas, a handful of words were used to describe the primary purpose of the group gathered. Later on, in 1886, those same words were incorporated into the Baptist General Convention of Texas constitution at its formation. Today, Baptists in Texa...

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Evangelism Events

TrueLifeTexas is an invitational evangelism outreach strategy to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively and lead people to a Texas Baptist church in their area. TrueLife uses online videos and other media, local conferences and evangelistic events to bring individuals to faith in Christ. TrueLife offers reliable answers fro...

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Evangelism Training & Resources

TrueLife Texas TrueLifeTexas is an invitational evangelism outreach strategy to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively and lead people to a Texas Baptist church in their area. TrueLife uses online videos and other media, local conferences and evangelistic events to bring individuals to faith in Christ. TrueLife offers relia...

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Texas Baptists

Missions Inspiring the greatest possible evangelism, missions, Christian education and benevolent work since 1886.    A Biblical Call   Our Legacy #main #banner-h1 { text-transform:capitalize; font-size: 6.5rem; font-weight: 400; margin: 20rem auto 2rem; } #main #banner-h2 { font-style: italic; } @media (max-wi...

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Singing Men Of Texas

Glorifying God and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through music while providing opportunities for Christian growth, fellowship, and mission service. The six Singing Men of Texas chapters – sponsored by Texas Baptists Music & Worship – reach into every corner of the state. Each chapter consists primarily of...

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Worship Summit

Worship Summits are one-day events that offer Music and Worship Pastors an opportunity to network and participate in discussions about current trends in worship. November 1, 2018East Texas Baptist University 1 Tiger Dr, Marshall, TX 75670 $25 person Information and Registration November 3, 2018First Baptist Church El Paso 805 Mont...

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Antoine named bivocational pastor ministry director

DALLAS - Texas Baptists named Ira Antoine director of bivocational pastor ministry.With a growing number of pastors serving in bivocational ministry across the state, Antoine will serve as a resource for these ministers."The mission of this ministry is to serve as a resource to Texas Baptist churches and associations in developing...

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Wilson named director of church evangelism

Dr. Charles Wilson has been named director of church evangelism for Texas Baptists.Through his work, Wilson will coordinate ENGAGE evangelistic conferences across the state, as well as assist associations and churches in helping to inspire and equip individuals to be more effective in evangelism."Our vision is to help Texas reach T...

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Hundreds attend training in Hong Kong

In August 2013, Michelle Chan, minister to children at Kowloon International Baptist Church (KIBC) in Hong Kong, attended a children and family summit at Dallas Baptist University. Here she felt her understanding of the roles Sunday School teacher and children's minister were renewed and refreshed. "I was more aware of my role and...

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Inspiring the next generation, youth ministry as a divine appointment

ARLINGTON: Youth ministry is a calling that comes along with great trials but even greater rewards, including seeing the salvation of young souls and the opportunity to inspire a generation of future leaders. Speakers at the 2014 Youth Ministry Conclave on Oct. 13-15 focused on youth ministry as a calling and encouraged leaders to...

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Removing obstacles to evangelism

When Leslie Strobel became a Christian, she was so excited about the new life she had in Christ. But, she was also heavily burdened for her husband, Lee. A self-proclaimed atheist who actively pursued hedonism and pleasure over spiritual matters, Lee was far from Christ and Leslie worried that he would never be able to come to fai...

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#winning

The challenge of staying culturally 'relevant' as a church and as the Christian faith has become like a bi-athlete trying to hit a moving target. The exhausting task of trying to figure out what "the kids are into these days" can be confusing, deceiving and hopeless for the ill-equipped. Merely locating the target is no longer suff...

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A fire set ablaze at the WMU annual meeting

Wasn't it like a fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the Scripture to us? Luke 24:32, GNT For her birthday last year, IMB missionary Staci Powers' most treasured gift was having her husband hold her hands without letting go. The fact that he had forgotten it was her birthday did not matter at that mom...

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A burdened heart for the lost, Former FBC Shallowater pastor joins evangelism team

Texas Baptists welcomes Mitch Wilson, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Shallowater, as director of church evangelism. In his 19 years of pastoring at FBC Shallowater, which is located just seven miles outside of Lubbock, Wilson developed a burden for the lost and felt a tug on his heart to research data in Lubbock County...

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Louie Giglio challenges youth at North Texas YEC

The June 19-20, North Texas Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) brought an overflowing crowd of students to Venue 510 in Burleson, where renowned pastor and author Louie Giglio gave a challenging message.Giglio, founder of Passion Conferences and pastor of Passion City church in Atlanta, Georgia, read from Luke 7, reciting the story...

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What is your growth plan?

If someone were to ask, "What is your growth plan for your life?" – would you have an answer? Many of us may fail to come up with an immediate response, but it is a plausible question to consider.In the past few years, the Office of Hispanic Ministries for Texas Baptists has observed a desire within the Hispanic Baptist community...

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Be unApologetic about your faith

Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. 1 Peter 3:15 Just as the biblical figures of Paul and Peter were ever-ready to give a defense to various groups for the hope that they had in Jesus, Christians today should arm themselves...

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Give me a break!

"I really prefer not ever having any time away from my students," said no youth minister ever! As youth ministers and lay youth workers, we love students. But, we have a tremendous need for worship experiences, fellowship, resources and training alongside other adults who do in their own churches what we do in ours. We need time w...

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My First 90 Days

It is hard to believe today marks exactly three months since I started working for Texas Baptists.As I reflect on this first quarter at the Christian Life Commission, I cannot help but be grateful for this season of learning and connecting.This summer has been a whirlwind of conferences across the state, meetings with ministries an...

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Creating bold youth disciples in the midst of a cultural revolution

In the midst of a cultural revolution where technology has cultivated a "me" generation and immorality is prevalent, youth ministers have a unique and challenging role in teaching students to be bold disciples. Tim Elmore, founder and president of Growing Leaders in Georgia, shared expert insight to a room full of church youth wor...

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Texas Baptists Great Commission Team to undergo staff changes

Effective Nov. 1, the Texas Baptists Great Commission Team will undergo staff changes under the direction of Dr. Delvin Atchison, who assumed the role of director in mid-September.Dr. David Hardage, executive director for Texas Baptists, announced the formation of the Great Commission Team at the February Executive Board Meeting al...

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How to practice healthy boundaries

In the 1990's, when my dad was a pastor, he and my mom set certain boundaries they fiercely protected both at home and church. There were no cell phones around us at that time. If the land-line phone rang during dinner, they didn't answer it. My dad would not respond to people until the next morning when he was back at the church o...

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From committing crimes to empowering leaders

Rick Vasquez found himself on his knees on the floor of his prison cell. His life had reached an all–time low. By middle school, he was a drug dealer. By age 17, he was in jail and was forming gangs within the prison walls. But that day, on the floor inside his cell, without a single other presence in the room, a book fell i...

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Texas Baptists to host Hispanic evangelism events for students and adults

The Texas Baptists Hispanic Evangelism team is gearing up for a busy but invigorating year, complete with evangelism training opportunities for Latino churches around the state.Both students and adults will have opportunities to gain valuable evangelism training through regional Renovación Hispanic Evangelism Conferences and...

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Fire for evangelism great amongst growing Hispanic community

According to the 2010 census, 38 percent of Texas’ population was Hispanic. That percentage is likely higher now and is projected to increase in years ahead, creating a greater opportunity for evangelism in and amongst the Hispanic community. Joshua del Risco, evangelism lead for Texas Baptists, observes the Hispanic Christia...

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[un]Apologetic Conference arms believers with knowledge and provides answers for seekers

All good apologetics should point back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, according to best-selling author Mark Mittelberg, speaker at the [un]Apologetic Conference in El Paso on April 7 and 8. During the conference’s opening session, Mittelberg gave a detailed description of the secular landscape Christians find themselves in to...

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New Life In Christian Community - A Texas Baptist Hunger Offering Story

A baby shower seems simple. Gifts, flowers, laughter; the party is a time of preparation and celebration of new life and a growing family. Love and expectancy are the essence of life in Christ. And while this practice may seem commonplace to some, it can make all the difference for a new mom in a new country. Dr. Samira Izadi Page...

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Becoming a laborer for Christ in South Asia

I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for over 15 years. I have learned a lot about following Him throughout this time and honestly, I have a lot more to learn about following Him. In no way do I claim to have all of the answers, wisdom, understanding or experience. But, I do have what He has been teaching me lately and that is wh...

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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...

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Biblical persuasion: The heart of evangelistic apologetics

I have been to countless evangelism events, conferences and training sessions over the years, but I cannot recall a single sermon, lesson or resource on the biblical concept of persuasion. Yet, I contend that persuasion is at the very heart of apologetics, and I dare say, it is at the heart of evangelism itself. I have to wonder if...

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Investing in the future of Texas through Collegiate Ministry

Much has been written about Gen Y and now Gen Z (just entering college). Tim Elmore offers excellent insights into the characteristics of both generations, growingleaders.com In campus ministry, some characteristics carry over into these upcoming generations. On college campuses in Texas, less than 5% are involved in a weekly Bible...

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Hardage shares new ministries, expanding work of Texas Baptists

Texas Baptists are engaging in new outreach opportunities with people groups in Texas and beyond, shared Executive Director David Hardage during his Monday evening report at Annual Meeting. Hardage introduced several key leaders overseeing new ministry opportunities. “As you know, Texas is a changing state, becoming very dive...

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Texas Baptists gather in Waco for 131st Annual Meeting

Texas Baptists joined together for the 131st Annual Meeting Nov. 13-15 in Waco, focusing on “Celebrating Service” through worship and business sessions, workshops and a variety of events with 1,157 messengers and 663 visitors in attendance. Messengers approved the 2017 Texas Baptists budget of $36.6 million, used to fun...

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Texas Baptists to host Hispanic Education Fair in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – In an effort to provide resources and motivation for Hispanic students to excel in education, Texas Baptists is holding the Educate Texas Hispanic Education Fair at Life Church of San Antonio on June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch for the first 250 registrants will be free. “The goal of this day is...

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Corpus Christi Hosts First [un]Apologetic Conference

First Baptist Church Corpus Christi hosted its first [un]Apologetic conference south of Highway I-10 on May 5- 6. Three hundred and five people were present. Brian Hill, pastor of FBC Corpus Christi, said he prayed for over a year for an [un]Apologetic conference to take place in his church. His hopes are that the event "energizes...

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Snapshots of present-day River Ministry

Training church leaders for impact Daniel Rangel joined with Mario Gonzalez, director of Texas Baptists Multi-housing and House Congregations, to train house church leaders on ministering to new congregations in Laredo. Church leaders learned skills for small group Bible study, 4xFour evangelism, Study Bible resources as well as he...

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Equipping people for Gospel talk

“The future of the world depends on the average believer being able to proclaim the message of the Gospel,” said John Meador during his Monday morning workshop at the 2017 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting. Meador, founder and president of One Conversation, a nonprofit organization geared toward kindling Gospel movements, h...

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Leighton Flowers named new Evangelism Lead for Texas Baptists

DALLAS– We would like to share the exciting news that Leighton Flowers has been named Evangelism Lead for Texas Baptists effective April 2. No stranger to Baptist life, Flowers has served on staff with the Convention since 2003, overseeing key evangelistic ministry initiatives including Super Summer, Youth Evangelism Co...

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Your guide to reaching your community

By: John Hall, Contributing Writer When Mike Satterfield was a teenager, he had to mow his family’s lawn as well as the lawn of his neighbors. So no matter how hot it was, he was out there pushing a lawn mower every week. Up and down the yards he trudged, sweat dripping down his brow, while his father watched from the po...

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Texas Baptists welcome Eric Hernandez to the Great Commission Team

DALLAS–Eric Hernandez recently joined Texas Baptists Great Commission Team as the new Apologetics Lead & Millennial Specialist. “Eric is a brilliant and talented young man that has been making waves in the apologetics community for several years,” said Texas Baptists Evangelism Lead Leighton Flowers. “He...

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