MercyMe encourages listeners to share gospel by loving others well

For the Texas-based band MercyMe, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" is more than just the title of their latest CD. It’s a call to action and a reminder of the need to share the gospel by loving others well.Video Included

On the Move

Lucas Biggs to First Church in Canadian as youth minister from Myrtle Springs Church in Hooks, where he was minister of education and youth.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and the Musick Alumni Center and Museum have joined to present “People and Places in UMHB History,” an exhibition featuring historical paintings and photographs on display in Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library through Aug. 13.

Texas Tidbits

Jessica Acklen, a senior at Baylor University, and Lauren Hollon, a Baylor University graduate student, are serving as Texas Baptist communications interns 10 weeks this summer in a cooperative venture involving the Baptist Standard and the Baptist General Convention of Texas communications office.

Teens seek to change the world by improving homes of poor families

Manual labor in the Texas heat isn’t the typical summer activity many teen-agers would choose. However, 254 Christian students volunteered to minister to low-income North Texas residents by renovating their homes free of charge.

Convencion president to be nominated for BGCT presidency

Minutes after Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas President Victor Rodriguez adjourned the Convencion’s centennial meeting, Ellis Orozco announced his intention to nominate Rodriguez for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at the Nov. 8-9 annual meeting in McAllen.

Convencion celebrates God's faithfulness

Participants remembered how God has been faithful in working through Convencion for a century, celebrated how he continues to use it today and anticipated how he will use it in the future.

TBM activated in preparation for arrival of gulf storm

Texas Baptist Men’s state disaster relief feeding unit will leave the organization’s headquarters June 29 and head toward South Texas where it will be ready to provide as many as 20,000 meals a day to 22 shelters in the wake of Tropical Storm Alex.

Buckner center to combat child abandonment in Guatemala

Buckner International recently opened a community transformation center to serve people in one of Guatemala’s most impoverished communities, San Jose Pinula.

Organic church effectiveness comes from relationships

Ben Hanna’s "organic" churches don’t have pews, hymnals, pulpits or stained glass. There are no choirs or sanctuaries, either. But Hanna is seeing lives changed as people meet Christ without the structure of an institutional church.

Nonprofit administration a new niche for Baylor School of Social Work

The Baylor University School of Social Work is planning to combine social work and business skills into a new degree program in nonprofit management and administration.

Hawk Nelson challenges teens to ‘live life loud’

The Christian rock band Hawk Nelson has released an anthology of their music and perform June 25 at the Texas Baptist Youth Evangelism Conference.

Baylor brings education, care to Dallas area hard hit by diabetes

Baylor Health Care System in partnership with the city of Dallas opened a wellness center dedicated to diabetes care and education June 7 in an area where residents are three times more likely to die of diabetes-related complications than in the rest of the city.Video Included

Music videos allow North Texas church to touch the world

Jarod O’Flaherty and his church, Retta Baptist in Burleson, created two music videos—“The Resist Project” and “Run to You”—and posted them on networking sites like Facebook and YouTube as a response to the rise of technology-driven culture.Videos Included

Buckner Vietnam orphans return to homeland they fled

A group of orphans returned to Vietnam, many for the first time, since fleeing the country for Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas. It’s a trip that’s been in the making for years. Video Included
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