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Baylor regents convene under new governance rules, new leadership

Baylor regents convene under new governance rules, new leadership

Baylor University’s board of regents approved a 4 percent tuition increase for 2018-19, the lowest percentage increase in more than 20 years, at its July 21 meeting—the first led by a new board chair operating within a revamped governance structure.

       
African-American Fellowship celebrates togetherness

African-American Fellowship celebrates togetherness

With “Harambee: Bringing Us Together” as its theme and Psalm 133:1 as its inspiration, the 2017 African-American Fellowship Conference celebrated the joy of working and worshipping together during the annual meeting in Tyler.

       
Family finds encouragement at Buckner Family Hope Center

Family finds encouragement at Buckner Family Hope Center

In spite of setbacks and challenges, the Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake provided help and encouragement that convinced Tilia Sanchez and her family: "This is our time."

       
Texas Baptists Committed to cease operations

Texas Baptists Committed to cease operations

Texas Baptists Committed—the moderate organization that for nearly three decades resisted a “fundamentalist takeover” of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and its affiliated churches—will cease operations at the end of July.

       
Update: Texas Baptist Elijah Brown elected BWA general secretary

Update: Texas Baptist Elijah Brown elected BWA general secretary

The Baptist World Alliance General Council unanimously elected human rights advocate Elijah Brown as BWA general secretary. At age 36, he is the youngest person and the first Texas Baptist to serve as the global organization’s chief executive officer.

       
Texas Baptist Elijah Brown nominated for BWA general secretary

Texas Baptist Elijah Brown nominated for BWA general secretary

Human rights activist Elijah Brown is the Baptist World Alliance executive committee’s nominee for BWA general secretary. At age 36, he would be the youngest person and the first Texas Baptist to lead the global organization.

       
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CBF-Texas meets China missionaries, conducts business in Atlanta

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas affirmed its new missionaries to China, elected officers and other leaders, and approved a 2017-18 budget during its annual business session, held in conjunction with the national CBF general assembly in Atlanta June 29.

       
Convención celebrates 100 years of UFM

Convención celebrates 100 years of UFM

Members of Union Femenil Misionera de Texas—Hispanic Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas—celebrated the organization’s centennial anniversary at the annual meeting of Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas June 25-27.

       
Baylor University offers adoption assistance to employees

Baylor University offers adoption assistance to faculty and staff

Baylor University implemented an adoption assistance program for faculty and staff. Employees can be reimbursed up to $6,000 of adoption costs and take up to four weeks of paid parental leave. 

       

Older people who feel close to God more likely to have sense of well-being

According to a Baylor University study, as people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being.

       
McLendon named interim provost at Baylor

McLendon named interim provost at Baylor

Baylor University President Linda Livingstone named Michael McLendon interim provost at the university, effective July 1. He has been dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015.

       
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More than a place to stay; a path to restoration

Eunice Chambless Hospitality House ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of people who arrive to visit loved ones incarcerated in Abilene.

       
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Whole relationships involve God and others, Baylor’s Singletary insists

A person’s relationship with God cannot be made whole if relationships with other people aren’t whole, too, explains Jon Singletary, dean of the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.

       
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Students help Dallas bounce back from sub-standard housing

Students from across Texas spent a week in Dallas, helping people improve their homes through Bounce Student Disaster Recovery.

       
TBM raises funds to feed Kenyan mothers and children

TBM raises funds to feed Kenyan mothers and children

Texas Baptist Men raised more than $24,000 to provide food for children and their mothers in drought-stricken Kenya.

       
 
 
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