When volunteers began to install insulation and drywall in a storm-damaged Katy home, it represented a new phase of disaster response after Hurricane Harvey and a new era of ministry for Texas Baptist Men.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
First Baptist Church will be razed. The site where 26 people were shot dead by a lone gunman who sprayed the small sanctuary with hundreds of bullets will give way to a newly constructed church.
By Yonat Shimron and Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
Axel Dieppa and Desiree Roman have seen God at work in the midst of uncertainty since their son, Sebastian, was born nine months ago with pulmonary atresia—a congestive heart defect.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
After a day’s work, Jennifer Garcia drove from San Antonio to an intersection near First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where she propped a homemade poster she and her 6-year-old son drew.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
Joseph Fields, founding pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Lewisville, will be nominated for a second term as first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at its annual meeting, Nov. 12-14 in Waco.
A lone gunman dressed in black tactical gear opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs halfway through the 11 a.m. worship service Nov. 5, killing 26 people and wounding 20.
Instead of going home or traveling during fall break, a group of Baylor University students used their time away from classes to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
By Joy Moton / Baylor University
Solving construction problems is all in a day’s work—at least for the time being—for Butch Green of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. After Hurricane Harvey hit, he relinquished most of his day job to coordinate CBF disaster recovery along the Texas Gulf Coast.
By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest
Mental health may offer the 21st century church its greatest mission opportunity, behavioral neuroscientist Matthew Stanford told a statewide conference in Houston.
Compassionate acts become toxic when they strip people of dignity and foster unhealthy dependency rather than empowerment, psychologist Bob Lupton told a conference focused on meeting needs.
Biblical justice not only requires individual restoration, but also demands transformation of unjust systems, social justice advocate Michelle Warren told a Christian community development conference.
Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen understands that to minister to people, Christians need to build bridges to them.