Social restrictions continue changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, those changes add more instability to their situation. Churches in Texas with ministries for asylum seekers have been forced to make adjustments.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Missions discipleship is personal for Mary Lou Sinclair and her Acteens group at Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland—even amid a pandemic.
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
South Main Baptist Church in Houston met two seemingly irreconcilable goals—refrain from gatherings to protect public health and keep alive a beloved Easter tradition at the church—by putting together a virtual choir.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Joshua Choquette, a chaplain endorsed by Texas Baptists and captain in the Air National Guard, volunteered to go to New York City to minister to military personnel stationed there during the COVID-19 crisis.
By Bonnie Shaw / Texas Baptist Communications
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, Baylor University will implement a hiring freeze, eliminate some vacant positions and delay construction on most major capital projects as part of an effort to cut costs by up to $80 million in the next fiscal year.
In the current COVID-19 crisis, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand ministry made changes rapidly to find ways to continue to meet a variety of needs in unconventional ways.
When the United States/Mexico border was closed March 20 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it marked significant changes for Texas Baptist River Ministry missionaries who have been seeking to share God’s love with immigrants, refugees and local residents along the Rio Grande.
By Texas Baptist Communications
People who lined up for meals recently at Cornerstone Baptist Church in South Dallas had not been able to shower in a month and had no place to call their own while the city of Dallas is under a shelter-in-place order.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
When it became obvious restrictions related to COVID-19 would make a traditional Easter pageant at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor impossible, organizers began brainstorming how—rather than cancel the event—they might make it extraordinary.
By James Stafford / University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
With the rise of COVID-19, Texas Baptist hospital chaplains face new challenges as they minister to healthcare workers, patients and families, sharing God’s love and hope in difficult circumstances.
A national organization committed to academic freedom and institutional accountability has raised questions about rising administrative costs, perceived lack of shared governance and possible violation of donor agreements at Hardin-Simmons University.
Texas Baptist Men delivered 1,200 pairs of protective glasses and four pallets of plastic sheeting April 2 to Baylor Scott and White Health to help healthcare workers battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
By John Hall / Texas Baptist Men