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TBM volunteers drill wells in Nigeria

TBM volunteers drill wells in Nigeria

Volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men water ministry recently drilled wells and donated equipment to church leaders in Nigeria, and they laid the groundwork for drilling wells at a mountainous area in India.

       
Church-based art camp features portraits of grace

Church-based art camp features portraits of grace

Pastor Randall Worley has found a way to blend his passions for preaching and painting to spread the gospel.

       
Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-18 in Waco, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

Nominations to be voted on at BGCT annual meeting

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-18 in Waco, are provided in compliance with the bylaws of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Pastor reminds Dallas leaders of challenges faced by fiancée of Ebola fatality

Pastor reminds Dallas leaders of challenges faced by fiancée of Ebola fatality

George Mason urged Dallas civic leaders to remember the continuing challenges that confront the fiancée of the one person in North Texas who died from the virus.

       
Love your neighbor: Christ’s command inspires action and advocacy

Christ’s 'love' command inspires action and advocacy

Jesus’ command to love one’s neighbor is moving some Christians beyond providing food and shelter for the homeless to critiquing unjust systems, choosing to forgo their own institutional comfort and forming unlikely coalitions.

       
Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

The mayor of Houston withdrew the subpoenas Oct. 29 of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people.

       
DBU tennis team ministers in Chile

DBU tennis team ministers in Chile

For members of the Dallas Baptist University tennis team, “love” means more than a way of keeping score. It’s what motivated them to spend their fall break ministering to children in Chile.

       

Obituary: Charles Lee Williamson

Charles Lee Williamson, 87, longtime Texas pastor, director of missions and educator, died Oct. 21 in Dallas.

       
Texas Tidbits: Lawyer to lecture on Christianity at HBU

Texas Tidbits: Lawyer to lecture on Christianity at HBU

Mark Lanier, founder of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association and author of Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith, will deliver the A.O. Collins Lectures Nov. 6 at Belin Chapel on the Houston Baptist University campus.

       
Ministers at Conclave challenged to inspire the next generation of leaders

Ministers at Conclave challenged to inspire the next generation of leaders

Great trials accompany the calling to youth ministry, but it offers even greater rewards, including the opportunity to inspire a generation of future leaders, speakers told participants at the 2014 Youth Ministry Conclave.

       
Pastors encourage covenant certificates as alternatives to marriage licenses

Pastors want covenant certificates to replace marriage licenses

Some Texas Baptist pastors want fellow ministers to consider whether they should stop signing marriage licenses as agents of the state and start asking couples to sign covenant marriage certificates.

       
Southwestern Seminary trustees clear Patterson after Muslim student flap

Southwestern Seminary trustees clear Patterson after Muslim student flap

Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary affirmed the school’s president, Paige Patterson, after investigating his decision to admit a Muslim student into the school’s Ph.D. program.

       
Churches use soccer to share the gospel and message of nonviolence

Churches use soccer to share the gospel and message of nonviolence

As little boys gathered in preparation for the final game of their soccer tournament in Arenas, Mexico, Pedro Munoz—Texas Baptist River Ministry regional coordinator— recognized a teachable moment.

       
Temple pastor nominee for BGCT president

Temple pastor nominee for BGCT president

Ronny Marriott, pastor of First Baptist Church in Temple, will be nominated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas during the convention’s annual meeting next month in Waco.

       
Texas Tidbits: Baylor tops TCU on and off gridiron

Texas Tidbits: Baylor tops TCU on and off gridiron

The Baylor Bears not only edged out the TCU Horned Frogs 61-58 in a come-from-behind victory at McLane Stadium. For the second consecutive year, Baylor University narrowly took the lead over TCU on the last day of the Young Alumni Challenge, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8. Each university’s young alumni—graduates between 2004 and 2014—were challenged to make a gift to any area of their respective university during the two weeks leading up to the Baylor vs. TCU football game Oct. 11 in Waco. The Baylor gifts during the competition support numerous areas across Baylor’s campus, from student scholarships to academic programs to university missions and student activities.

Gregory keynote speaker at Baptist World Congress. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, will be among the keynote speakers at the 21st Baptist World Congress. The international gathering will be held in Durban, South Africa, July 22-26, 2015. Gregory is lead author of the recently published book, Baptist Preaching: A Global Anthology, launched during the Baptist World Alliance annual gathering in Izmir, Turkey, in July 2014. BWA congress logo425He is a member of the BWA Commission on Baptist Worship and Spirituality. Other speakers include Peter Chin, senior pastor of the Global Mission Church in Bundang-Suji, South Korea; Donald Ndichafah from Cameroon, vice president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship; Dimitrina Oprenova, associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Sofia, Bulgaria, and president of the Bulgarian Baptist Women’s Department; Anthony Carroll, senior pastor of Antioch Native Baptist Church in Nassau, the Bahamas; and Luiz Soares Silvado pastor of Bacacheri Baptist Church in Curitiba, Paraná, and president of the Brazilian Baptist Convention. The Baptist World Congress, normally held every five years, is the largest international gathering of Baptist Christians, drawing thousands from about 100 countries.

       
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