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Drawings draw children into Bible stories


New BaptistWay Press Vacation Bible School materials are featuring illustrations by Scott Byers, a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin. He produced the images as a way to use his design abilities to share the gospel.
       

Adopted daughter a ‘perfect fit’ for Hamilton pastor’s family

When Maya Sitota arrived at Buckner International’s baby home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2008, she was starving. Now she's part of Keith and Sharon Felton's family.
       

Port Neches drama yields 32 professions of faith in Christ

By the time First Baptist Church in Port Neches completed three days of performances of the evangelistic play Last Chance, the church saw 32 people make decisions to follow Christ and 65 renew their commitments to him. 
       

Church in Alvin restored 18 months after Hurricane Ike

After a long and trying renovation, South Park Baptist Church in Alvin has emerged from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike 18 months later to stand restored. And members testify they are more dedicated than ever before to reaching their community for Christ.
       

Making disciples key to the missions imperative, experts insist

A clear sense of mission for the 21st century demands understanding the theology that underlies the missionary imperative, commitment to teaching the next generation and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, speakers told participants at a Baylor University symposium.
       

Contraception, abstinence not contradictory, Baylor researcher says

Teaching young people the importance of sexual abstinence outside of marriage and sharing information about contraception need not be seen as contradictory messages, a Baylor University researcher has concluded.
       

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.
       
 
 
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