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Christian community developers can ‘make America great again’

Christian community developers can ‘make America great again’

Christians who work together in community development can become “the ones who actually make America great again,” Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative told participants at the No Need Among You Conference.

       
Refugee crisis offers opportunity to show love of Jesus, panelists say

Refugee crisis offers opportunity to show love of Jesus, panelists say

The global refugee crisis presents Texas Christians a tangible, significant opportunity to express the love of Jesus to the world’s most vulnerable people, a panel at the No Need Among You Conference insisted.

       
Churches can lead dialogue to bridge racial divide, sociologist says

Churches can lead dialogue to bridge racial divide, sociologist says

Because Christians recognize the reality of sin, churches have the potential to lead honest interracial dialogue that could unite a polarized nation, a sociologist told a Texas Christian Community Development Network conference.

       
Corsicana pastor Reeves nominee for BGCT president

Corsicana pastor nominee for BGCT president

Danny Reeves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana and second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will be nominated for president at the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 13-15.

       
Texas Baptist Men responsible for both disaster relief and recovery

Texas Baptist Men responsible for both disaster relief and recovery

Texas Baptist Men, the missions organization that pioneered Baptist disaster relief ministries more than four decades ago, soon also will assume responsibility for long-term disaster recovery—a program handled in recent years by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Baylor Title IX coordinator resigns

Updated: Baylor University Title IX coordinator resigns, replacement named

Patty Crawford, Baylor University’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, resigned. And in less than 48 hours, the university named Kristan Tucker, formerly senior deputy Title IX coordinator, as her replacement.

       
Korean Texas Baptist delivers soybeans to North Korea

Korean Texas Baptist delivers soybeans and medical equipment to North Korea

A Korean Texas Baptist minister returned recently from North Korea, where he confirmed delivery of 60 tons of soybeans to two churches, one hospital and five schools for orphans, along with medical equipment and supplies.

       
McNeal receives award for interim ministry

McNeal receives award for interim ministry

E.L. “Skip” McNeal received an award Sept. 22 for his contributions in interim ministry in Texas Baptist churches.

       
Porterfield named Texas WMU interim executive director-treasurer

Porterfield named Texas WMU interim executive director-treasurer

Carolyn Porterfield, who has served Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas in a variety of roles over more than two decades, will lead the organization as interim executive director-treasurer.

       
Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

The pastor of a cowboy church in Wichita Falls hopes a 40-day horseback ride from Texas to Washington, D.C., spurs revival in communities where he preaches along the way.

       
Maciel resigns as BUA president

Maciel resigns as BUA president to accept Waco church position

Maciel, who also serves as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has led Baptist University of the Américas since 2007.

       
Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

The Texas Baptist Mission Foundation has awarded $242,000 in grants for ministry projects involving the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Texas Baptist Men and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a decreased 2017 budget proposal at its fall meeting Sept. 27 in Dallas.

       
Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission approved a $650,000 goal for the 2017 Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and ratified its priorities for next year’s state legislative session during its fall meeting in Dallas Sept. 26.

       
Church is the place to discuss race, Christian Life Commission panel says

Christian Life Commission panel: Church is the place to discuss race

Christians must be true to the gospel—and honest with each other—if they hope to secure racial justice in America, a multi-racial panel convened by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insisted.

       
 
 
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