On the Move

Pete Cancino to Primera Iglesia in Mathis as interim pastor.

Around the State

The Texas/American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches will hold its 25th Ranchhouse School May 1-2 at Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum.

New Testament stories shape Christian character, Gregory says

Stories describe the essence of human life, and New Testament stories shape moral and spiritual character, Joel Gregory told participants at the annual T.B. Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary.

Three-fourths of congregations skipped BGCT meetings

Only about one-fourth of the congregations affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas have been involved in annual meetings in recent years, a committee charged with studying ways to increase annual meeting attendance discovered.

Hope springs from Valley Baptist Missions Center

Students from San Antonio and Lewisville worked throughout their spring break to repair and rebuild homes in the Rio Grande Valley damaged by Hurricane Dolly.

Texas Tidbits

At its Founder’s Day celebration in Dallas, Buckner International honored five people whose lives have been touched by the agency’s ministry to orphans and vulnerable children.

Bike Out Hunger riders rolling through Texas

A group of Baptist bike enthusiasts are on a 6-day bicycle trip across Texas to raise money for hungry people.

Wayland students, employees bare feet for Day Without Shoes

wayland  barefootWayland Baptist University students and employees  participated in a Day Without Shoes that focused on awareness about children and others worldwide who live without shoes and the diseases and sicknesses they encounter because of poverty.

Renewing evangelism the focus of Baylor symposium

“Renewing Evangelism for the 21st Century” is the theme and focus of an upcoming symposium sponsored by Baylor University’s Center for Ministry Effectiveness & Educational Leadership.

Texas WMU will help fight human trafficking, share the gospel

God’s call to care for others and bring people into the kingdom beckons Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas to reach out to the downtrodden and exploited throughout the state and around the globe—including victims of modern slavery.

God’s moral character the basis for Christian ethics, professor insists

“When our concept of God is limited, that very concept limits what we will become,” Gary Manning told participants at Howard Payne University’s Currie/Strickland Distinguished Lecture Series on Christian Ethics.

Ash cloud postpones musical mission trip to Ukraine six months

A volcanic ash cloud that caused a $1 billion disruption to international airline travel forced a Texas Baptist choir to postpone by six months its concert tour in Ukraine.

Church’s ministry weaves tapestry of love for internationals

For 40 years, the Neighbors International ministry of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco has been introducing people around the world to one another, Texas culture and— most importantly—Jesus Christ.Video Included

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing marked its 100th anniversary at a gala luncheon in Dallas. The Nurses’ Training School of the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium opened in 1909.

Texas Baptists spread hope, but work remains

Through the Texas Hope 2010 effort, Texas Baptists distributed more than 862,000 evangelistic CDs and countless copies of Scripture.
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