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Texas Baptists seek to raise $4.2 million for state missions

Texas Baptists seek to raise $4.2 million for state missions

Texas Baptists aim to raise $4.2 million through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions this fall—about $448,000 more than they gave last year.

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Baptist ministers named CBF Fellows

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Baptist ministers named CBF Fellows

Three Texas Baptists are among 25 ministers in their first full-time ministerial position who have been named Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Fellows.

Obituaries: Grover Talbert, Dan McClinton

Deaths: Grover Talbert, 82, June 10 in Huntsville and Dan McClinton, 70, Aug. 21 in Waxahachie.

Ethiopian Baptist pastor nominee for BGCT second vice president

Ethiopian Baptist pastor nominee for BGCT second vice president

A Filipino-American pastor from the Houston area will nominate Ethiopian-American pastor Bedilu Yirga, pastor of Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church in Garland, as second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

New students show community ETBU cares

New students show community ETBU cares

Freshmen and transfer students at East Texas Baptist University fanned out in the community the day after they moved into their dorms, showing their new neighbors “ETBU Cares.”

DBU golf team scores hole-in-one with kids in Scotland

DBU golf team scores hole-in-one with kids in Scotland

Dallas Baptist University’s golf team and members of the university’s athletics and global missions staff scored a hole-in-one with a group of children in Scotland during a recent mission trip.

Fort Worth missionary doctor recovered from Ebola

Fort Worth missionary doctor recovered from Ebola

An American doctor treated for Ebola, Kent Brantly, was discharged from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital Aug. 21. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, was discharged Aug. 19.

Expert offers tips to develop meaningful church-school relationships

Expert offers tips to develop meaningful church-school relationships

Relationships between churches and schools are less about money and more about mentoring, said Diana Garland, dean of Baylor University’s School of Social Work.

Attorney named CLC director of public policy

Attorney named CLC director of public policy

Austin attorney Kathryn Freeman has been named director of public policy for the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Maciel nominee for BGCT first vice president

Maciel nominee for BGCT first vice president

René Maciel, president of Baptist University of the Américas, will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Texas Tidbits: Marketplace Chaplains ministry marks 30 years

Texas Tidbits: Marketplace Chaplains ministry marks 30 years

Expansion into South Korea and China are among the highlights marking the 30-year anniversary of Marketplace Chaplains, the largest and original workplace chaplaincy organization.

Volunteers and donations needed for immigrant ministries

Volunteers and donations needed for immigrant ministries

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery ministries to immigrant families need volunteer teams to serve in McAllen and Laredo.

HSU staffer scales Kilimanjaro to raise money for sports ministry

HSU staffer scales Kilimanjaro to raise money for sports ministry

Bertha De La Garza ascended to loftier heights than she ever had climbed before this summer when she hiked up Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. In the process, she helped raise money for a global sports ministry.

Hospitality House adds getaway for young visitors

Hospitality House adds getaway for young visitors

Leaders of the Hospitality House in Huntsville believe the ministry’s new children’s activities building will serve as a place of liberation for young visitors facing the harsh realities of an incarcerated father.

FaithVillage ceases operations

FaithVillage ceases operations

Baptist Standard Publishing’s board of directors voted to cease operation of FaithVillage, a social media network and resources website for young Christians, effective Aug. 31.

 
 
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