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Waco church opens doors to LGBT members

Waco church opens doors to LGBT members

Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco amended its bylaws Nov. 30 to identify as “a welcoming and affirming community” accepting “all persons into membership and full participation in the life and ministry of our congregation.”

       
Accrediting agency places Baylor on warning for one year

Baylor receives 1-year warning from accreditor

In the wake of a sexual violence scandal, a regional accrediting agency has placed Baylor University on a one-year warning for noncompliance regarding student support services, control of intercollegiate athletics and institutional environment.

       
Baylor names Rhule head football coach

Baylor names Rhule head football coach

Baylor University named Matt Rhule, who led the Temple University Owls to an American Athletic Conference championship, as head football coach. Rhule, 41, succeeds Art Briles, who was fired earlier this year in the wake of a sexual violence scandal at Baylor. 

       
Flowers strives toward goal of loving God with every ounce of being

Flowers strives toward goal of loving God with every ounce of being

Functioning both as an evangelist and as an equipper of believers to share their faith with others, Leighton Flowers strives to lead by example in loving God with every ounce of his being and loving his neighbor as himself.

       
Reform group wants independent investigation of Baylor board

Reform group wants independent investigation of Baylor board

A group of prominent donors and alumni wants a comprehensive third-party investigation into events surrounding the sexual violence scandal at Baylor University, including the board of regents’ and administration’s response. And some members of the reform group are willing to help pay for it.

       
Arlington church changes with community

Arlington church changes with community

Leaders at Fielder Church in Arlington pursued diversity that transcended the city's ethnic, social, economic and age barriers. 

       
TBM offers pure water and Living Water to Sierra Leone

TBM offers pure water and Living Water to Sierra Leone

Hundreds of people in two villages in Sierra Leone gained access to clean water, and at least 75 accepted the gift of Living Water, thanks to three Texas Baptist Men volunteers.

       
Family serves together in East Texas helping flood victims rebuild

Family serves together in East Texas helping flood victims rebuild

When the Managan family took up residence in Deweyville for the summer to coordinate disaster recovery, each member played a valuable role in helping families rebuild their homes after a devastating flood.

       
Advance directives are gifts to loved ones, health care professionals say

Advance directives are gifts to loved ones, health care professionals say

Conversations about end-of-life care may be the most precious gifts imaginable for loved ones, some Baptist hospital administrators and chaplains insist.

       
CommonCall: Rebuild, repair and restore community

CommonCall: Rebuild, repair and restore community

Royal Haven Baptist Church in Farmers Branch has a vision rooted in Isaiah 58:12—to rebuild, repair and restore its community.

       
Ten strategies to fight hunger

Ten strategies to fight hunger

The faith community action team of the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions identifed 10 proven strategies to fight hunger.

       
CommonCall: Connecting with the community

CommonCall: Connecting with the community

Pastor Rob Johnson sees the food-distribution program at Christian Family Baptist Church in San Antonio as a vital community ministry—not only to the 1,300 clients it serves, but also to the volunteers who make it possible.

       
How to help hungry Texas children

How to help hungry Texas children

In Texas, one child out of four lives in poverty. But churches are helping to make a difference, said Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative.

       
CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

Robert and Martha Haydon have spent decades using the giftedness God placed in their hands for his praise. For the last 40 years, they have played the organ and piano at First Baptist Church in Brenham.

       
Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor University’s board of regents announced plans to make public the minutes and agendas of all future meetings, but a group of donors and alumni calling for reform at the university wants more.

       
 
 
 
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