When Shirley Walker, a social work professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, participated in a mission trip to a small village outside of Kotoku, Ghana, she hoped to contribute any way she could.
By Paul Aaron, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in November will consider a budget about 8 percent less than the one approved at the previous annual meeting and down slightly from the current adjusted budget.
By Ken Camp, Managing Editor
Ruth Denison, mother of two Baptist General Convention of Texas pastors, died Sept. 28 at age 80. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Park Cities Baptist Church.
Forty-three Howard Payne University students gathered Sept. 24 around a flagpole on the HPU campus to pray as part of the nationwide See You at the Pole initiative.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
As Russian tanks pulled back from a ridge just three miles away, Texas Baptist volunteers moved into Gori, a key city in the Black Sea country of Georgia, to set up a feeding operation for thousands of families displaced from their homes by fighting.
By Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response
She may call herself semi-retired, but San Antonio pediatric ophthalmologist Judy Newman is busier than ever working to give sight to children in developing countries.
By Haley Smith, Baptist Child & Family Services
Faced with a quickly declining economy and a drastically increasing poverty rate, the Moldovan government has entered a three-way partnership between Children’s Emergency Relief International. the United Nations Children Fund and Moldova’s Ministry of Social Protection, Family & Child.
Thomas Long, the Thomas Bandy professor of homiletics at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will be the featured speaker at the annual fall preaching convocation at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary Sept. 29-30.
Relationships are the key to having the happy fellowship every congregation desires, Bob Edd Shotwell told a gathering of a ministers at a Waco Regional Baptist Network seminar.
By George Henson, Staff Writer, Baptist Standard
Leading difficult church members is a skill almost every pastor will need at some time during his ministry, veteran pastor Jack Ridlehoover told pastors from the Waco Regional Baptist Network.
The Baptist General Convention of Texas has hired Carolyn Porterfield to help connect Texas Baptists with opportunities to serve people affected by Hurricane Ike.
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio is providing $50,000 to assist victims of Hurricane Ike.