On the Move

Clayton Chisum to First Church in Andrews as associate pastor/youth minister from Field Street Church in Cleburne, where he was minister to students.

Baptist agency serves up Operation JAVA

Baptist Child & Family Services has launched a one-of-a-kind program called JAVA that provides at-risk teens with innovative on-the-job training opportunities that aim to deter juvenile crime.

Church takes gospel CDs to Junction homes

First Baptist Church in Junction is trying to share the gospel with every home in Junction by distributing 1,200 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia gospel compact discs.

Texas Tidbits: Bike Out Hunger Ride

Texas Baptists have planned a 445-mile bicycle ride to raise money for the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger and to raise awareness about how Texans can be involved in fighting hunger and making the state food-secure by 2015.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will present its 71st annual Easter pageant March 31 at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., all outdoors in front of the Luther Memorial arches.

Church uses family portraits as tool for outreach, ministry

Volunteers set up eight portrait studios at Cornerstone Baptist Church in innercity Dallas and took photos of about 300 families. Thirteen of the families who had their photographs taken joined the church the next Sunday.

Houston pastor heartbroken by suffering in Haiti

Pastor Marvin Delaney of South Park Baptist Church in Houston; Charlie Singleton, director of the BGCT's African-American Ministries; and Gerald Davis, BGCT community development director, have returned from a mission trip to Haiti where they saw "Christians serving as the hands and feet of Christ."

Teens raise money for Haiti relief

Drew Henderson and Nathan Crow sent Christmas bags to children in Haiti in October 2009. After the earthquake hit Haiti in January, they learned the school the children attended had been destroyed completely.

Hispanic Baptist leaders become education advocates

Although thousands of Texas students fail in high school each year, success still is possible for these students. That’s what more than 25 Texas Hispanic Baptist leaders discovered during an education advocacy day in Austin hosted by the Texas Baptist Hispanic Education Initiative and the Christian Life Commission.

Ethicist urges Christian universities to stand strong

GusheeChristian universities that maintain a strong faith commitment—while also holding to high academic standards—are swimming against the tide of secularism and performing a public service, ethicist David Gushee told a group at Wayland Baptist University.

Single adults an 'army in waiting,' ministry specialist insists

An army of people is waiting to do something great for God—if churches will take the time to notice them, minister to them and empower them to do so, a single-adult ministry specialist said at the Texas Baptist Single Adult Conference at Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown.

In Ellis County, hope is just a phone call away

Members of 14 churches in Ellis Baptist Association called about 10,000 people to discover needs and offer hope as part of the Texas Hope 2010 emphasis.

BGCT asks church to clarify its position on homosexual behavior

Baptist General Convention of Texas leaders have announced they will escrow any money received from a North Dallas church until it clarifies its position on homosexual behavior.

Super Summer Reunion set at DBU

The BGCT youth evangelism office, in conjunction with Dallas Baptist University, will host Super Summer Reunion April 10-- an afternoon packed with worship, reconnecting with friends and a preview of this summer's events.

ETBU collects Buckets of Hope for Haiti

A wall of more than 150 five-gallon buckets packed with food filled the platform during a recent chapel service at East Texas Baptist University. The display showed what the students, staff, and faculty had donated to the Buckets of Hope national campaign for Haiti relief. 
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