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Schedules

SchedulesStudent Disaster RecoveryRestoring hope •Rebuilding communities•Reflecting Christ What does a typical day at BOUNCE look like? Here are some sample schedules; however, the Mission Leadership may adjust the schedule during a mission. A daily schedule is posted at each mission with any schedule changes. Please download...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/missions/disaster-recovery/bounce/schedules


Schedule

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide/schedule


Event Schedule

EVENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY, APRIL 13 10:00 am Registration and The Village is Open  1:00 pm Opening General Session 2:45 pm Breakouts 4:00 pm5:00 pm BreakoutsDinner (off campus) 7:00 pm8:30 pm General Session - Acteens Afterglow - Reception to welcome the new EDT, Tamiko Jones  SATURDAY, APRIL 14 8:30 am Breako...

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BOUNCE revises schedule to serve in Harvey-affected areas

DALLAS–In response to the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, BOUNCE, the student disaster recovery ministry of Texas Baptists, has revised the 2018 schedule for spring break and summer mission trips to solely serve Harvey-affected areas along the Gulf Coast. “We have revised our BOUNCE schedule to mobil...

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Adult Discipleship

Christians are to be disciples and make disciples, and Texas Baptists want to do both well. The information on this page is intended to help church leaders with relationships and resources to enhance the discipleship process. Texas Baptist Educator's Association The Texas Baptist Educator's Association connects leaders of educatio...

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Interim Church Services

Interim Church Services We exist to assist churches during the period between pastors. Initial consulting about the interim period, referrals for pulpit supply and interim preachers, Intentional Interim Ministry presentations and pastor search committee training are all available. In addition, this team also equips ministers for I...

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Hope 1:8 Experience

Hope 1:8 Experience The Hope 1:8 Experience is an interactive workshop designed to bring Acts 1:8 closer to you, your church, and your community. Contact Steve Seaberry for more information or to schedule your training. If you would like more information on how your church can be a part of a Hope 1:8 Experience, please email...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/missions/volunteer-missions/training/hope-18-experience


River Ministry

River Ministry/ mexico missions Connecting churches to projects along the Texas/Mexico border We connect churches to specific projects along the Texas/Mexico border and in the most populous Mexican cities. Ministry opportunities amidst border situation You and your church can minister along the Texas and Mexico border by givi...

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Become a Missionary

Become a Missionary In the state of Texas, statistics tell us that 45% of people do not have a connection to any faith group. We must get to the point where believers begin to look at themselves as missionaries in a new world. The Texas Baptist Missionary program facilitates this in the following ways. TXB Missionaries Texas Bapti...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/missions/urban-missions/become-a-missionary


Executive Board

Executive Board Login Directors click below to log in to the Executive Board password protected pages. Questions? Contact Bethany Frisch at bethany.frisch@texasbaptists.org or (214) 828-5296. Log in About The Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas consists of 90 Directors selected from 30 sectors around the sta...

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Endorsement FAQs

Endorsement FAQs Frequently Asked Questions How do I obtain an endorsement from the BGCT? Is the BGCT willing to endorse female chaplains? If I am divorced is it possible for me to receive BGCT endorsement? Can I be endorsed by two Baptist Agencies? Do you issue a lifetime endorsement? Do you offer fellowships for your endorsed ch...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/other-ministries/chaplaincy-relations/endorsement-faqs


How to Start and Sustain a Partner Church Relationship

How to Start and Sustain a Partner Church Relationship One effective strategy for moving toward racial reconciliation is to develop a partnership with a congregation in your city–one whose predominant membership is racially/ethnically different than your own. Like friendships, such partnerships take patience and time. Use th...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/clc/ethics-justice/race-relations/start-sustain-partner-church-relationship


Pastoral Care & Support

Pastoral Care & Support One of the hallmarks of Texas Baptist Chaplaincy is Pastoral Care for our chaplains and families. Part of that care is Pastoral Visits. These visits come in many forms, from simple meals to official institutional visits and tours. If you would like a visit from the Endorser of Associate Endorsers, pleas...

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Oil Field Ministry

The Oil Field Ministry hopes to develop relationships, support and meet physical and spiritual needs of individuals working in the oil industry by extending care, concern, compassion and hope to the workers and their families. If you would like more information on how your church can be a part of the Oil Field Ministry, please ema...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/missions/volunteer-missions/oilfield-ministry


Texas Baptist Educator's Retreat

April 16-18, 2018 T Bar M Camps/Retreats 2549 Highway 46 WestNew Braunfels, TX 78132 Reserve Your Room Guest Speaker Dr. Daryl Eldridge View Bio Dr. Daryl Eldridge Dr. Daryl Eldridge is the President of Rockbridge Seminary, a fully-online seminary built on the five purposes of the church.  He served as the Dean of the School...

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About

About The Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas consists of 90 Directors selected from 30 sectors around the state. Three directors are selected from each sector to serve a three year term. A director is eligible and could receive a second three year term. These directors are nominated to the convention by the...

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Executive Board - Private

Executive Board - Private Announcements Registration now closed. Please contact Bethany Frisch at (214) 828-5296 with any questions regarding registration. 100 year history of the Executive Board Meeting Information Executive Board Dates for  2019, 2020, and 2021September 2018 ScheduleExecutive Board Directory Meeting Locatio...

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TraffickStop

TraffickStop Every country is either a provider, pass-through or consumer of the sex-trade. Some countries' leading export is young women. This is a global problem, which requires multi-level tactics to fight. Texas Baptists are involved in toughening laws and their enforcement, as well as providing education and skills to women f...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/clc/community-care/traffickstop


Certification Courses

Certification Courses The Childhood Certification consists of the following nine courses: Characteristics of Preschoolers and Children Essentials of Ministry Family Ministry Guidance in the Classroom Implementation of a Safe Ministry Area Leadership in the Church/Ministry or Programming Principles of Teaching/How to Choose Curricu...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/great-commission/discipleship/childhood-discipleship/certification-courses


Texas Baptists Golf Classic

Monday, April 29, 2019  •  TPC San Antonio JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa • 23808 Resort Parkway • San Antonio, TX 78261 2019 marks our 6th year for the Texas Baptists Golf Classic. What started as an idea to promote fellowship among pastors has grown into a mini-reuni...

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Abide

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide


Stations

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide/stations


Registration

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide/registration


Publicity

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide/publicity


Directions

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"...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/collegiate/abide/directions


FAQs

Super Summer FAQs Can our church attend multiple sessions? Can Super Summer hold or save spaces for participants who have not paid their registration fee? Where can I look to find qualified Team Leaders? What happens if I need to cancel an attendee and/or substitute that attendee with another person? May we request that certain st...

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Who Can Attend?

Who can attend? Super Summer invites students who:  have declared Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.  want to know the gospel. want to be burdened for the lost.  want to seek opportunities to share the gospel with those around them.   are prepared to fully participate in all sessions and activities in...

texasbaptists.org/super-summer/who-can-attend


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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Camp Exalted

Camp Exalted is a one-week spiritual enrichment experience for youth in grades 7-12, as well as college students. It is a place where youth can come and have a meaningful, life changing encounter with Christ, as well as fellowship with other young believers. July 6th -10th Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center134 Private Rd. 223...

texasbaptists.org/youth/camp-exalted


Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day En Espanol February 28-March 1, 2017 Come join us in Austin during the 85th Legislative Session for Advocacy Day, including workshops on the top issues facing the Legislature in 2017 and a chance of attendees to visit with their elected officials. LOCATION Hyde Park Baptist Church3901 SpeedwayAustin, TX 78751 Keynote...

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Discipleship

The Texas Baptist Discipleship team exists to provide consultations, training, special events, tools and resources to help Texas Baptist congregations develop into great commission churches. What’s the first Bible passage that comes to mind when I say, “Discipleship?” For many, it’s Matthew 28:19-20, which...

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2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting November 15-17, 2020 A gathering for the purpose of worship, fellowship, mobilizing, encouraging, informing and uniting Texas Baptists to accomplish the Great Commission. This is also a time to elect officers, receive recommendations and reports of officers, committees and boards and to conduct any other busine...

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Church Library Conference

Hosted by the Texas Baptist Historical Collection september 27 – 28, 2018 First Baptist Church Waco | 500 Webster Avenue | Waco, TX 76706 The Church Library Conference provides training in the ministry and practices of accessing information used in Bible study, evangelism and Christian leisure reading. Get your registration...

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Board of Directors Meeting Private

Downloads Every Board Member is responsible to download and print individual agendas, reports, and other documents needed for board meeting. Please click on the links to access our Board Google Drive folders. Each folder contain the documents you need. Download and print for board meeting. Tentative Agenda Download Agenda Past Min...

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Board of Directors

Login Directors click below to log in to the Board of Directors password protected pages. Questions? Contact Erica Zamora at erica.wmutx@texasbaptists.org or (214)-828-5150. Log In About The Board of Directors of Woman's Missionary Union of Texas consists of elected officers, the Executive Director-Treasurer of WMU of Texas, two D...

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Missions Camp Leaders

Missions Camp Leaders Welcome, camp directors! this page is designed to help resource you with all things related to missions camp. You will find the latest information about the camp module, ideas, helpful tips, and much more. Please fill out the questionnaire below and keep WMU up-to-date with your contact information and your c...

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Missions Camp in Texas

Missions Camps Nearest You! At GA and Acteen's Mission Camps, girls participate in exciting worship experiences while learning about missionaries and mission activities around the world. They also learn about God's plan for their lives and how they can be part of His mission to bring everyone to a saving knowledge of His Son, Jesu...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/missions-discipleship/preschool-children/missionscamp


Children's Missions Ideas

Children's Missions Ideas We are here to support you whether you lead a missions small group or simply want ideas to engage the world. As leaders, sometimes we need a additional resources to strengthen what we are already doing with our children. This page provides you with additional missions stories, project ideas, and topical l...

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Children's Ministry Day

Children's Ministry Day links WMU Calendar Contact WMU Mission Friends Children in Action Girls in Action Mission Camps Just for Boys CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DAY Are you ready to participate in the seventh annual Children's Ministry Day™? Each February, thousands of children across North America participate in ministry projects on t...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/missions-discipleship/preschool-children/childrens-ministry-day


WorldCrafts

WorldCrafts Marketplace At WMU of Texas, we love the ministry of WorldCrafts. Our hope is to create experiences to not only sell products but teach about the importance of fairtrade and the hope it brings to people around the world. WMU of Texas is committed to WorldCrafts and offers a variety of opportunities to promote its artis...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/engage/world-crafts


National Certification Training

National Certification Training National Certification Training WMU offers several opportunities for anyone to learn how to begin and develop a ministry site for their church or community. Individuals will be fully prepared with knowledge and skills to implement this ministry that touches and changes lives. Come and be apart. Find...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/cwjc-cmjc/national-certification-training


MHDO Where Does the Money Go?

GIVING TO THE MARY HILL DAVIS OFFERING The cultural, socio-economic, and religious diversity of our state requires creative approaches in Texas mission efforts. The ministries supported by the offering reflect that. Your gift enables Texas Baptists to minister across Texas and beyond. You bring hope to a battered woman and he...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/mary-hill-davis/where-does-the-money-go


Invite a Speaker

Thank you for your interest in having a WMU of Texas or Texas Baptists speaker at your church or event. Our missionaries and staff consider it an honor to partner with followers of Christ to proclaim the gospel. It may take four to six weeks for missionaries to confirm their availability. One of our staff members will contact...

texasbaptists.org/wmu/mary-hill-davis/invite-a-speaker


Missonal Toolbox

Missional Toolbox Your Church’s missional toolbox for trips, training, coaching, and connecting through missions. If you would like more information or to schedule a Missional Toolbox Training, please contact missions@texasbaptists.org. Trips There are many options when it comes to trip availability through the Texas Ba...

texasbaptists.org/ministries/missions/volunteer-missions/training/missional-toolbox


Hispanic Leadership Conference

NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP  LIDERAZGO: LA SIGUIENTE GENERACIÓN LOS HIJOS DE ISACAR ENTENDIAN TRES FACTORES: La Cultura, Los Tiempos y La Estrategia(1 Chronicles 12:32) OCTUBRE 19 Y 20 DEL 2018 Pilgrim Chapel / Dallas Baptist University3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy / Dallas, TX 75211 Schedule / Horarios Friday/Viernes ...

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African American Fellowship Conference

Colonial Hills Baptist Church7330 S. BroadwayTyler TX, 75703 A multifaceted training event introducing ministry resources provided by Texas Baptists in a unique, encouraging and enriching context to the African American Church. REGISTER ONLINE You may also download the registration form and mail it back in.Download FormRegistratio...

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WMU Annual Meeting

"So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another."   Romans 14:19 (NASB) APRIL 13-14, 2018 | ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED The WMU of Texas is hosting our Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration on April 13-14, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Georgetown. This event will cha...

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Cohort 2

Home Evaluation Form Cohort Promo Photos Workbook Directory Planning Team Feedback 2016-2017 Cohort 2 Schedule Session 1-September 16-17, Texas Baptists Building, Dallas Steve Vernon Presentation | PPT Important Issues Facing Texas Baptists Today | PDF Session 2-October 13, Texas Baptists Building, Dallas Clay Price Presentation |...

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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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MHDO Leader Guide

THANK YOU for giving to the Mary Hill Davis Offering and for your support of missions efforts in Texas. Together we can advance the Gospel in Texas. START PLANNING TODAY! 1. PREPARE This year’s Mary Hill Davis Offering® planning is simple. Begin by gathering your missions team and a calendar. Then schedule a season long...

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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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Bible Drill & Speakers' Tournament

What is Bible Drill/Speakers’ Tournament 2.0?  A discipleship ministry for children and students to internalize the magnitude of God’s love through scripture memory, Bible skills, and speech preparation, all to respond to life’s situations and strengthen their faith in Christ. Purpose The purpose of Bib...

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Disaster Response

GIVE NOW WMU of Texas Hurricane Harvey Response The rain came down in torrents.  The flood waters rose.  The winds toppled trees, buildings, signs, and more.  When the storm subsided, the damage revealed was staggering.  How do you plan for an unanticipated natural disaster the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey?&nb...

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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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52 SUNDAYS OF GOOD NEWS!

Disponible en Español 52 Sundays of good news! 2018 Cooperative Program Prayer Resources  Celebrate the global impact your church is making through CP-supported missions. Pray for a new mission area every Sunday in 2018 with the enclosed prayer guide including inspirational stories, PPT slides, and...

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Congreso Conference

Challenging Hispanic students (6th grade and up) to live out the call of Godin and through their lives now and in the future CONGRESO 2018 Highlights!Check out highlights from Congreso 2018! Watch Now DATE April 27-29, 2018 LOCATION Ferrell Center | Baylor University1900 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX Friday, April 273:...

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Missions Camp Leader Login

First, thank you, for giving your time and investment in missions camp! Second, thanks for serving God by serving campers. I believe that no time ministering is ever a waste, especially to those under 12, even when we don't see the end results of our efforts.  Whether you said yes to lead missions camp in response to the...

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Childhood and Family Ministry Summit 2018

August 10 - 11, 2018 First Baptist Church, Garland | 801 West Avenue D. | Garland, TX 75040 This summit is a multi-leveled event to equip teachers for the Weekday Ministry Program, Preschool Bible Study, and Children's Bible Study. Everyone in Childhood leadership will leave equipped to teach. A must for every teacher! Registratio...

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2018 African American Evangelism Conference - Lubbock

2018 African American Evangelism Conference 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 September 21 - 22, 2018Sept. 21:  Faith First House of...

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2018 African American Evangelism Conference - Dallas

2018 African American Evangelism Conference 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 September 14 - 15, 2018Dallas Baptist University, Global Mis...

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Texas Baptists - Evangelism Issue

Evangelism 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...

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Family Gathering 2018

TEXAS BAPTISTS FAMILY GATHERING JULY 29-31, 2018 Arlington Convention Center  1200 Ballpark WayArlington, TX Convention Center Information  |  Map PROGRAM AND BULLETIN SECOND DAY BULLETIN The 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering will be an exciting family reunion as we bring together joint sessions of Texas Bap...

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2018 Chaplain Training Event

Annual Chaplaincy Training September 18-21, 2018 Galveston Island Convention Center (map)  The 2018 BGCT Chaplaincy Training Event will host 16 hours of Continuing Education for pastors, chaplains, their spouses, and invited guests. Training highlights include coaching, leadership, suicide intervention, disaster spiritual car...

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WMU Annual Meeting TEMPLATE

"So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another."   Romans 14:19 (NASB) APRIL 13-14, 2018 | ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED The WMU of Texas is hosting our Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration on April 13-14, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Georgetown. This event will cha...

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Preschool and Children's Ministers' Retreat

save the date PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S MINISTERS' RETREAT January 14-15, 2019 Summers Mill Retreat & Conference Center, Salado, TX Contact Diane Lane (214) 828-5287 diane.lane@texasbaptists.org

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Instrumental Convergence

INSTRUMENTAL CONVERGENCE March 2, 20199:00 AM - 3:30 PM Tallowood Baptist Church555 Tallowood Rd, Houston, TX 77024 Instrumental Convergence is an annual one-day training event for every church instrumentalist — orchestra, praise band, or keyboards. In addition to the mass playing sessions conducted each year by a renow...

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Children's Worship University

January 18-19, 2019 First Baptist Church1001 N. Central ExresswayRichardson, TX Featured Guest Dr. Artie Almeida Educator, Clinician, Author of Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves Oh My! View Bio Dr. Artie Almeida Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years as the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in Apopka FL...

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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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A little bottle of

Change, whether good or bad, is difficult. The Kennedy clan has just moved from the shores of Alabama to the mountains of Colorado. Are our new vistas awesome? Yes! Has the move been exciting? Yes! Am I grieving? You bet! One of the last things I did was make that final hair appointment with my hair dresser and dear friend of 15 y...

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Snapshot from the field

May 18-20, 200 Go Now Missionaries gathered at Dallas Baptist University for Orientation. They were prepared for service through worship, training sessions and seminars. On Sunday, May 19, family and friends were invited to attend a Commissioning Service. Below is a peek into orientation from some of our students. Our Go Now studen...

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Go Now Missions: Trust and Obey

When we arrived in North Africa, we were told by our host missionaries that the next day we would be going to an area on the outskirts of town to spend the night.They told us that they had never taken a team here and they really were not sure why we were going. All they knew is that as they prayed about the schedule for our team, t...

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Practical ways your church can share Christ's love in schools

Mounds of glue sticks, construction paper, pencils, and backpacks line store shelves, signaling the fast approaching start of a new school year. For churches, these first signs point to much more than the end of the busy summer event schedule and the start of high attendance season for Sunday School. The start of the new school yea...

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Conference set to gear churches for boomer wave

The baby boomer wave is upon senior adult ministries, and people from all across the country are registering to "catch it" with the National Boomer Ministry Conference Sept. 5-6.At First Baptist Church in Allen, participants will have a full schedule of breakout sessions, general sessions and entertainment.Baby boomers remain the l...

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Go Now Missions: Overcoming fear

Honestly, there were many things coming into South Asia that made me extremely fearful. I was nervous about the darkness, depravity and strongholds. I was terrified about my extensive traveling schedule.But, I think majority of the fear that consumed me was feelings of inadequacy for my role in South Asia this summer. This summer...

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North Texas Team Works in Piedras Negras

A team from Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, just completed a very successful health clinic in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. The team worked in cooperation with Iglesia Fuente de Vida and mission coordinator Gloria de la Pena to minister to the needs of the people of the city. The clinic was focused in the four areas of w...

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Business Leadership Principles Translate into the Ministry

ARLINGTON - Leadership principles from the business world can be translated to ministry principles as youth ministers across Texas learned during Leadership Tuesday at Youth Ministry Conclave. Colleen Barrett, president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, addressed attendees in an interview on Tues., Oct. 15, at the Arlington Conventio...

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Mission Drippin' - A model for community outreach

Mission Drippin' is a week-long community outreach ministry of First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs. Read about the practical ways that their church implemented this ministry, so you can similarly create a model like this in your church. Click here to read the background, mission and vision of Mission Drippin'.The Practicals of...

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Miracles don't just happen in the Bible

Joseph Parker, pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, in Austin, received a heart transplant on Jan. 23, 2013, following more than ten years of heart issues. Two weeks ago, he was able to meet the family of the donor who saved his life. He shared his story with the Executive Board during their meeting on Monday, Feb. 24...

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Helping a house, helping a community

WEST - After a year of rebuilding from a tragedy that shook its little part of Texas, the town of West is still remembering, but a sense of change has overtaken the emotions of sorrow and remorse. As you walk the streets, you can see lots where homes used, now being cleared of blown debris and stones. You can see houses being buil...

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Growing to live through hunger offering

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Hands in Service, an organization that receives funding from Texas Baptist Hunger Offering, provides family garden workshops through missions and churches in the poverty belt around the city of Guadalajara and other communities, as well as in rural areas. These workshops help train and educate people to grow t...

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Come as you are, boots and all

Anyone who has ever visited Greenville, Texas, for a buck out, roping, high school rodeo finals, barrel races or any kind of equine event, knew what the "blue barn" was, or better known as the "Horseman's Club".For many years, the Horseman's Club was known as the bar to watch the arena events. For the last few years though, the loc...

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Understanding Intentional Interim Ministry

DALLAS - The interim period between one pastor leaving and the next pastor arriving can be a special time of God moving in a congregation. Instead of sitting back and waiting for the next person to arrive, the interim time creates a wonderful opportunity to address issues, questions, concerns, vision and the church's health.Throug...

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Major problems churches make when drafting Bylaws

Recently, we have had the opportunity to review several churches' Bylaws and Governing Documents for legal sufficiency. This is an important, but often overlooked area in many churches. So let's look at a few of the problem areas that I see for churches when dealing with their Bylaws and Governing Documents: First, in many situati...

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Women in Ministry Conference encourages women to work in courage

ABILENE – Being a woman in ministry requires both courage and encouragement, said speakers at the Texas Baptists Women in Ministry En{in}Courage conference held at Logsdon Seminary Feb. 22. The conference focused on helping women identify or remember their ministry calling from the Lord and to walk courageously."We named the conf...

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Georgia: Well done, my good and faithful servant

These are the words we all long to hear. "You did well my Daughter, come rest with me for eternity to come." There will be a time that comes when we stand in front of our Maker, as He evaluates the life we've lived, and the work we've done for His kingdom. If there's one thing that should stir our affections and spur us on to good...

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For the least of these

Johnnie Musquiz serves as Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Houston. Below is a first-hand account of his experience taking a volunteer group from his church to serve Central American family units in McAllen.Three weeks ago I toured the Catholic Charities in McAllen. I came back and showed pictures to my church about the need and also the...

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Fajita Feed

No, we aren't feeding fajitas. We are feeding students. About 1,800 of them, in the middle of campus, at lunch time, on the first day of the semester. The Father has blessed the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to be a part of its official "Welcome Week" activities, and Fajita Feed is one of...

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Executive Board approves purchase of BUA property

DALLAS - During the September 29 business session of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, it was unanimously approved for the convention to purchase 12.87 acres of land in San Antonio currently owned by the Baptist University of the Americas. The land will be purchased for $4.373 million, with an additional cas...

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TBM Rally reviews fruitful year of ministry

WACO - During a rally held to highlight God's recent activity through Texas Baptist Men, speakers gave accounts of water well drilling, salvations and village transformations, among other testimonies. The rally was held the first night of Texas Baptists' Annual Meeting, a three-day event, which kicked off Sunday, Nov. 16, at the W...

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Apps we can't live without

Have you visited the App Store or the Play Store recently? There's such an overwhelming amount of apps for our devices, how would you begin to choose which ones to download and use? I asked our Communications team to share some of the apps they can't live without, so get your phones, iPads and computers ready to do some downloadin...

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CLC Advocacy Day

CLC Advocacy Day will be held Thursday, March 5, at First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 302 W. 13th St., Austin, TX 78701. The CLC Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you to participate in the work of the CLC. Your voice is vital to our success so please join Kathryn Freeman and Dr. Gus Reyes for their first CLC Advo...

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A new wrinkle in the same old purpose

It's nothing new to say that the way we communicate is changing. Just observe a young person for five minutes and you'll see it for yourself. "Text neck" is now an actual medical condition. Really.Nor is it new to say that Texas Baptists exists to help affiliated churches. We've been on mission since 1884, and we show no signs of s...

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Abide in Him

Over the last five years, one of my favorite BSM events has become our statewide winter prayer retreat, Abide. The retreat occurs toward the end of January, just a week or two after classes have begun for the Spring semester, and provides BSM students and staff from across the state the chance to gather together outside of Austin...

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Local Chinese restaurant opens doors for ministry in Big Spring

BIG SPRING—Community evangelism comes in all shapes and forms, but oftentimes begins with a simple conversation. For First Baptist Church in Big Spring, one small seed planted in a local Chinese restaurant has grown to form a much-needed ministry in the community. When Sherry Lindsey moved to Big Spring six years ago, she felt c...

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College seniors: 4 assumptions about the real world to get out of your head right now

Congratulations! You're about to be a college graduate. You survived four(ish) grueling years of late nights and hard work to get that piece of paper you can frame at your new job. If you haven't done so already, now is a good time to put on your armor and gear up for the road ahead. Maybe it will be an easy initial transition for...

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6 decisions staff children want you to make

Raising kids is messy! I don't mean teaching them to bake with flour all over the kitchen messy. I don't mean having muddy tracks through the house after playing outside messy. I don't mean the handprints on the wall, crayon murals in the bedroom or a water-logged baseboard around the tub messy. What I do mean is that raising kids...

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Student disaster recovery responds to Tulsa tornadoes

In response to Wednesday night's tornadoes that brought devastation to many homes and families in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery has announced a mission opportunity for students to help the city in its road to recovery. Reports from CNN reveal the storms took one life, left dozens injured across the state and ca...

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Spurred on to serve

The second half of the spring semester in college is a whirlwind. Students don't get to ease back into class after spring break; instead, they hit the ground running. The two weeks after spring break have been full of tests, projects, papers, and assignments for the students at UTD. Schoolwork is in the prayer requests from every g...

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5 Reasons Generosity is Important: Looking at you, Millennials

As a Millennial working in the nonprofit sphere, I hear a lot of questions about the giving habits of my generational peers and how to get more young people involved in the organization's mission. Many see our "selfie era" as an indicator of rampant narcissism, producing an overly self-involved generation that cares little about wh...

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An early morning prayer meeting in Haiti

The streets are dark. Angry and frightened dogs bark at us as we file down the humid, trash-filled streets. We walk in silence. The only sound we hear is sweet Matilde with her mega-phone, shouting in Creole for the neighborhood to wake up and join us. Our group of both Americans and Canadians keeps putting one foot in front of the...

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Sharing the greatest story in Hawaii

After a semester of trying to get our schedules to match up, I was finally able to take John on an adventure to Rainbow Falls. John is a student whom I've been blessed to grow close to over the last semester. He was not raised in a Christian home. He did not grow up going to church, or reading the Bible. He is not a believer. But h...

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Boomers are turning 65 at 10,000 per day, are churches ready?

SAN ANTONIO—With the baby boomer generation turning 65-years-old at nearly 10,000 people per day, churches have the opportunity to reach a generation like they have never been reached before.On September 9-11, Texas Baptists' Adult Discipleship Team will host its 4th annual "Catch the Boomer Wave," a National Boomer Ministry Conf...

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It’s All About the Maintenance

With just a glance my way you can immediately see that I didn't spend much of my young adulthood taking care of my body. It was different when I was younger. Through high school and college I was very active and physically fit. But as I married, pursued a career, had a child and encountered health issues which limited my activity...

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Texas and Mexico Baptists partner to rebuild border town of Acuña, Mexico

Four months ago, a devastating tornado ripped through the city of Acuña, Mexico and hit with a ferocity that has not been witnessed in more than 100 years.Baptists in both Texas and Mexico are gearing up to assist in recovery efforts for the city through "Acuña Rebuild." Partners include Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR), F...

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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...

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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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Walking in the fire, continued

Part One closed with this scripture: Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."You...

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What happens to college students when they actually "rest"

Jumbo shrimp, good grief, bitter sweet--these are just a few of my favorite oxymorons. Another favorite I hear a lot is this: restful college student. For many college students, the idea of "resting" is unheard of, aside from catching maybe five hours of shut-eye at night. Whether it's school, work, homework or having a social life...

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Putting marriage priorities back in order

This article is part two of the Marriage in a Fishbowl series, focused on encouragement and helpful marriage tips for ministers. It is written by Cory and Amy Brand, a ministry couple serving in Corsicana. Click here to read part one.'And they lived happily ever after!' Are you kidding me? I'd venture to say that any of us who have...

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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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Missions: More than a trip, a lifestyle

One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Elliot, “So many missionaries, intent on something forget that His main work is to make something of them.” Missions can be more than a “trip” for your mission team if you seize the opportunity for discipleship. Training that takes place before the mission trip is an inv...

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Seeking God’s presence in California

Salam (hello), I came to California not knowing what to expect, but knowing that I need to be obedient to the call of making disciples among all the nations. My trip includes serving the Afghan community in Fremont, California. When we got here, Ramadan - a time when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset - had just begun. For me it was...

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In His Kingdom: there’s never ‘being late’ but always ‘being perfect’

Susie* is a recent believer from a closed country who came to faith through the BSM on her campus. She was commissioned as a Go Now missionary this summer and below shares about her excitement over obtaining her visa to be able to go on her assignment. I have been waiting for my visa to go to my mission field for a long time and th...

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Can you see Him working?

Throughout our daily plans and schedules, God is present, anointing conversations and authoring divine appointments with perfect precision. It's easy to become distracted from God's presence by our own thoughts and to-do lists; however, when we ask God to provide opportunities to trust Him, He does. And He did for me. The day after...

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7 Reasons Ministry Wives Need to Retreat Together

The first staff wives retreat I attended came very early on in my 26 years of marriage and ministry with Clay. I’ll be honest: at the time, I did not think it was all that great. My biggest takeaway from the weekend came when my then pastor’s wife told me, “I will never get close to another church member again. I...

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Five Ways to Bless Your Child’s Teacher

By Kathleen Hardage “Back To School.” What do those words mean to you? Certainly they bring memories and emotions, and those are very different for students, former students, parents, and teachers. As a Christian and even as a church, how can we build positive emotions and fond memories for the teachers in our lives? (I...

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Summit attendees learn how to care for families with special needs children

When Jason and Maggie Whitt shared about the impact of special needs ministry during the Childhood and Family Ministry Summit on August 12, they spoke from their personal experience parenting their 7-year-old daughter, Camille. "It is important for the awareness to be heightened for families of children with special needs,” W...

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Outside the Box, Inside the World

We’ve all heard the term “Think outside the box” and we have all tried our fair share of doing just that in order to be different, competitive or rebellious. It’s one thing to “think” our way to a different path or solution, but a lot harder to “live outside the box.” So, what is the...

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Afterschool meals important for students, and churches can help

By Ruben Sanchez The summer is over and school is back in session. In Texas, that means football is kicking off, temperatures are dropping, and many kids still don’t have adequate access to food. In Texas, one in four children is food insecure. This means a fourth of the children in Texas live in households that may have to s...

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What If You Just Ask?!

In my early days of pastoral ministry, I met two of the “big” pastors in my city at a local event for pastor types. By big, I mean they led the two largest churches in the city and county, each one preaching to over 1,500 on any given Sunday. Considering I was usually preaching to about 50, that was huge. I came home fe...

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Volunteer-led campus outreach leads to increased connectivity

Crestview Baptist Church, Georgetown Nearby campus: Southwestern University Student population: 1,500 College Ministry: Volunteer led Ministries: Free lunch (Mondays, hosted on church grounds) Booster club to attend sporting events Adopt-a-student Mentoring program Bible studies Three miles from Crestview Baptist Church in Georgeto...

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Rio Grande Valley family sees bright future constructed just outside its doorstep

PEÑITAS, Texas – Maria Luisa Morales’ future was so close, it was right outside the front door of the aging one-room travel trailer that currently serve as home for her family of six. Her future was being constructed before her eyes, nail by nail, board by board by a group of volunteer women who are building her...

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Christian Life Commission to host Advocacy Day in Austin for Texas Baptists

AUSTIN - Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission will host 2017 Advocacy Day Feb. 28-March 1 in Austin for ministers, leaders, students and advocates. Workshops and general sessions will be held at Hyde Park Baptist Church Tuesday, Feb. 28, and appointments with legislative offices will take place at the Capitol building W...

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Annual Meeting Changed Everything

WMU’s 2016 Annual Meeting provided a wonderful time of worship, learning, and encouragement.  For grown up GA, JoAnn Lira, it was life changing- and she wasn’t even there! While we gathered to hear from NAMB missionary Andrew Mann and his missionary dog Proof, JoAnn was in her 5th grade dual language classroom pra...

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Obeying His call: The Kwans obedience to Christ

Growing up, Stan Kwan was always involved in ministry, but only as a volunteer. He never thought that God would one day call him to full-time ministry. He has now been the Baptist Student Ministry Director at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for the past year and a half, and God has taken him on an amaz...

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Keys to a Gospel-centered summer: Q&A with the Great Commission Team

Summer church ministry may look and feel a little different than other times of the year. From camps and kids programs to sports clinics and block parties, opportunities to engage your community with the Gospel are endless. We sat down with our Great Commission Team leaders to ask their perspective on all things evangelism and disc...

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Allowing God to use inadequacies for His glory in Leeds

By:  Seth Grant During our first week in Leeds, Paul and I would walk every morning from our host home to the Emmanuel Centre, the university chaplaincy headquarters. On one such walk, I became terribly aware that none of my clothes fit. At least, that was how they felt: oversized, almost oppressive, tailored for a man far mor...

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Finding an answer to the call to ministry

By Terry GoodrichAssistant Director of Media Communications, Baylor University Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, were on an RV vacation in summer 2016, standing on Deception Pass Bridge in Washington and marveling at the view. Then Baggett’s phone rang. The caller, a supervisor with Christian Resort Ministries Internationa...

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Transformation through unique church-sponsored BSM

For those attending two-year community colleges, a lack of strong Christian community is a prevalent struggle. Whether students commute, work a full-time job or have a family, it is challenging for students to find others to walk through life with. However, churches are seeking to solve this problem by partnering with Texas Baptist...

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Texas Baptists at work to provide Harvey relief efforts through partnerships

The devastation Ryan Rush, senior pastor of Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, has witnessed in recent days is heartbreaking. “We’ve seen hundreds of our neighbors lose everything they owned, and the idea of the work ahead is overwhelming. The thing that sustains us, however, is the incredible way this disaster has broug...

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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...

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Texas Baptists to support Project: Start for North Texas Giving Day

On Sept. 14, as people across the Metroplex give to various community organizations through North Texas Giving Day, Texas Baptists are encouraging donations to Project: Start, a refugee resource center located in Vickery Meadow. With over 30 different languages spoken, their needs are as diverse as the community itself. Over the la...

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Any of us could be the next opioid victim

A few years ago, I lay for three hours on a hospital bed with pain from kidney stones. The first shot of morphine had little impact; the second got me to a much better place. Now, I read this: “Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent,” from the&nbs...

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Texas Baptists encouraged to live compelled at Annual Meeting in Waco

Texas Baptists are celebrating their call to “Live Compelled” at this years’ Annual Meeting in Waco, Nov. 12-14. For up-to-date information including schedule, speakers, business and more, go to texasbaptists.org/annualmeeting. Online registration for your church is available until No...

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Developing an emergency operations plan for your church

The recent shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs reminded us again that even sacred spaces can be unsafe. We should also be reminded that congregations of all sizes and locations should take steps to address the possibility that unimaginable violence could happen. So how can we “expect the unexpected?”...

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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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Hardage bears witness to the good work of Texas Baptists

Texas Baptists participate in a vast array of life-changing work every day. To bring recognition and awareness to this year's most prominent ministry and evangelism efforts during his Monday evening report at the 2017 Annual Meeting, Executive Director David Hardage recognized notable leaders that partner with Texas Baptists. Those...

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Living Compelled to end hunger together

During the Monday afternoon workshop session of the 2017 Texas Baptists Annual meeting, Jeremy Everett, senior director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, shared a compelling message on the need for Christians to unite against the rampant issue of hunger in Texas, the United States and across the world.  Everett works to educate...

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Church security basics and preparing for the unexpected

An additional workshop addressing church safety and security was added to the 2017 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting schedule following the tragic shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Led by David Adams, director of Church Administration and Special Projects, and John Litzer, legal consultant, the Tuesday morning wor...

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Texas Baptists compelled towards God’s will, word and work

WACO–More than 1,700 messengers and visitors attended the 132nd Texas Baptists Annual Meeting in Waco where they were equipped and encouraged to live compelled for Christ. Messengers adopted a 2018 total budget over $37 million, passed a number of resolutions, and through speaking, worship, workshops and fellowship, were urge...

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Four Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent in a Meaningful Way

Advent is upon us. Candles burn in Sunday services, Christmas tree lights twinkle, and even a chilly breeze settles in my corner of Texas. Advent is a time set aside to remember and expect our King as He enters into human suffering. The season exemplifies joy and waiting as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. And yet, the excitem...

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Seeing God at work in the midst of challenges in Beaverton

By: Katya Jimenez, Go Now missionary and student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor I went on my first mission trip when I was eight years old. My parents introduced me to missions when they took me to Reynosa, Mexico with our Spanish church at the time. I was so heartbroken by seeing how the people we ministered to lived, and...

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Online Student Reaches Longtime Goal Through HBU

By: Elizabeth York, Media Writer & Digital Editor, Houston Baptist University When Faith Wilson earned her associate’s degree in nursing at 23 years old, her goal was simply to finish the program and leave school. “Back then, my main focus was not excelling,” she said. “But this time is different. Houston Ba...

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Displaying Christ’s love through medical clinics in Haiti

By Gabrielle Stokes, Go Now missionary I served in Grand-Goave, Haiti for a week. We were setting up mobile medical clinics in remote villages as many do not get healthcare when they live. Encouraging families Nelson is a 4-year-old boy who came into our clinic this week. He was someone we weren’t scheduled to see, but God ga...

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Family Gathering to unite Texas Baptists in Arlington

ARLINGTON–The 133rd Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas will be a “Family Gathering”  from July 29-31, 2018, at the Arlington Convention Center. The first Family Gathering was held in San Antonio in 2013, with great success. Now, for the second time, joint sessions of Texas Baptists Annu...

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