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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.

Journey of loss and faith marks Texas musician

Journey of loss and faith marks Texas musician

Tedashii Anderson uses his latest album, Below Paradise, to explore his heartache following the death of his 1-year-old son in 2013—and tell about the strength he finds in Christ.

Group rallies pastors as advocates for Texas schoolchildren

Group rallies pastors as advocates for Texas schoolchildren

Charles Johnson, executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, wants to recruit Christian leaders across the state to support quality public education for all Texas children.

Baylor Survey: Prayer not cure-all for anxiety disorders

Prayer not cure-all for anxiety disorders

When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn’t have the same effect for everybody, a Baylor University researcher found.

Closing of shelters marks milepost for BCFS

Closing of shelters marks milepost for BCFS

When the last immigrant children left a shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Aug. 9, the largest and longest-lasting emergency response in the history of BCFS came to an end.

Truett Seminary dean search committee named

Truett Seminary dean search committee named

A search committee has been named to find the next dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Oilfield chaplains minister where spiritual wells run dry

Chaplains Kenny and Tawalia Humphries know oilfields can be lonely places. So they offer workers fellowship, prayer and worship opportunities, along with food and refreshments, which can lead to lasting relationships.

Texas Tidbits: Midland conference to focus on enhancing ministry

Texas Tidbits: Midland conference to focus on enhancing ministry

“Built to Last” is the theme of a conference on enhancing ministry in churches, Oct. 9-11, at First Baptist Church in Midland.

Obituary: Jack Whetsel

Jack Whetsel, 94,  former mayor of McAllen and a donor to Baylor University, died July 29 in Austin.

Community religious beliefs affect whether wives work outside home

Community religious beliefs affect whether wives work outside home

Married women who live in communities where a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions—such as evangelical or Mormon—are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even if the women are not members of those faith groups, according to a Baylor University study.

BSM at UNT nears $2 million goal

BSM building at UNT nears $2 million goal

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., issued a $400,000 challenge grant to Texas Baptists to complete funding for a new Baptist Student Ministry building on the University of North Texas campus.

 
 
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