Church lets students open window on computers

Twice a week, people pack into Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama in Fort Worth for computer classes. For many in the class, it is the first time they have ever turned on a computer, clicked a mouse or used a program.

BGCT accesses $1 million from reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has accessed $1 million of Executive Board-approved reserve funds to help support the organization’s ministry as the economy slowly begins to pull out of the recession, officials announced.

Baylor study focuses on clergy sexual misconduct

In any given congregation with 400 adult members, seven women on average have been victims of clergy sexual misconduct since they turned 18, a new study reveals.



Around the State: O'Brien is visiting scholar in residence

Bill O’Brien, former vice president of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is serving as the visiting scholar in residence at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He will preach in the chapel service Sept. 8.

On the Move: DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor

DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor.

Texas Tidbits: Senior care boards move toward affiliation

The governing boards of two senior living providers related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas have given the green light for the organizations to affiliate in 2010.

Churches take increasing ownership of Great Commission

The face of mission involvement is changing as congregations take on greater roles in selecting and developing strategic partnerships around the world.

Dallas church reaching world at its doorstep

The more Tim Ahlen and the strategists saw how God was working through the efforts of Baptist missionaries overseas, the more they wanted the same thing to happen back in the United States.

Church delivers gospel with a side order of pie

A warm apple pie opens doors and hearts to the gospel, as members at First Baptist Church of Shallowater discovered.

Back-to-school fiesta draws 700; 41 accept Christ

When Templo Bautista in South Houston held a back-to-school fiesta complete with a backpack giveaway, health and nutrition fair, and a music and magic show, volunteers saw 41 of the nearly 700 participants profess faith in Christ.

BSM outreach sizzling at Texas Tech

Leaders at the Texas Tech University Baptist Student Ministry believe the way to a student’s heart is through his or her stomach. And they hope their 99 Cent Steak Night makes students’ hearts more receptive to the gospel.

Plano church giving hope to children through children

First Baptist Church in Plano aims to give hope to children and through children. With its current campaign, it’s doing both.

Every child has a place at church, author tells ministry summit

Every child deserves a place in a congregation’s education and discipleship efforts,  the keynote speaker told the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Dallas Baptist University Children’s Ministry Summit.

Houston-area pastor announces hunger strike for immigration reform

A Baptist pastor plans to launch a public weeklong hunger strike in front of Houston’s municipal headquarters to call for immigration reform. Julio Barquero, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Esperanza in Pasadena, will eat no solid food and drink only water Sept. 7-13 to draw attention to the plight of undocumented workers.

Wayland student spends summer ministering in resort area

A Wayland Baptist University junior walked away from her summer realizing that there was one big similarity in the Plainview and Orlando—the presence of people who need Jesus.
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