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Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex marks 30 years of changed lives

Mission Arlington marks 30 years of changed lives

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex officially began on a Friday 30 years ago when hardly anyone except Tillie Burgin was available at First Baptist Church in Arlington to respond to a need.

       
Literacy Connexus worker honored as volunteer of the year

Literacy Connexus worker honored as volunteer of the year

Pam Moore never expected statewide recognition for her work as a literacy ministry volunteer. Until a few years ago, she never gave literacy much thought.

       
Former foster kid awarded $90K scholarship

Former foster kid awarded $90K scholarship

Recent high school graduate and Buckner Aftercare alum Tenneil Wallace has plenty of reasons to smile. She recently received a $90,000 scholarship through a program that benefits young adults formerly in foster care.

       
Alfa & Omega a base camp for ministry in Spain

Alfa & Omega a base camp for ministry in Spain

When it comes to Christians sharing their faith, people in Spain want to see “real love through real people,” Pastor Antonio Calero Cerrado said. That’s what they experience through the varied ministries connected with Alfa & Omega Camp in Denia.

       
Fourth woman joins federal lawsuit against Baylor

Fourth woman joins lawsuit against Baylor

A fourth woman has joined a federal Title IX lawsuit against Baylor University, asserting she was gang-raped by some Baylor Bears football players in 2011.

       
Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

Baylor University’s board of regents approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor’s School of Education.

       
Church in Spain feeds neighbors with Texas Baptists’ help

Church in Spain feeds neighbors with Texas Baptists’ help

Every week, Iglesia Evangelica Bautista in Cerdanyola, Spain, provides groceries to about 50 neighbors in need, thanks in part to help provided through the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.

       
Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

Capes 4 Kids—a nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students—creates and delivers capes to hospital-bound children to encourage them to become "superheroes" fighting their diseases.

       
Conroe moms find community as they cook together

Conroe moms find community as they cook together

Families at Buckner Family Pathways in Conroe shared a table and classroom and learned to cook with healthy nutrition in mind.

       
Single mom determined to defy expectations

Single mom determined to defy expectations

A police officer's words are seared into Cyndi Russell’s heart forever: “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re just like your mother.” But with the help of Buckner Family Pathways and Exodus Ministries, she is determined to prove him wrong.

       
Journey to San Antonio: ‘Plucky’ cross-cultural Baptists

Journey to San Antonio: ‘Plucky’ cross-cultural Baptists

In January 1861, the winter wind whistled through the streets of San Antonio as 13 believers made their way up the stairs to the second floor of a downtown drugstore. They gathered to establish the city’s first Baptist church, and their hearts warmed to see what God might do with this work.

       
Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Visitors cruise the church parking lot at all hours or walk around the sanctuary exterior—not to worship, but to collect digitized items or to battle electronically. Some ministers welcome the unexpected Pokemon Go traffic, viewing it as an opportunity to reach young electronic gamers who otherwise might not frequent churches.

       
Buckner Family Hope Center makes life ‘200 percent’ better for single mom

Buckner Family Hope Center makes mom's life ‘200 percent’ better

BK Mazone was a single mom with no job, transportation or income—“pretty much rock bottom,” in her words. When she was invited to take classes at the Buckner Family Hope Center, she jumped at the opportunity.

       
Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

George W. Truett, R.C. Buckner and C.C. Slaughter are just a few of the Baptist luminaries who left a lasting mark on Dallas.

       
Dallas chaplain says reconciliation will come only when all share the same narrative

Dallas chaplain says reconciliation will come only when all share the same narrative

The tragedy of five police officer deaths and seven other injuries—on the heels of the deaths of black men shot by police officers earlier in the week—reverberated far beyond Dallas, and Chaplain Alan Wright was feeling the pain of his city. (BNG)

       
 
 
 
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