Small church praying big in Donie

The congregation at First Baptist Church in Donie may be aging and small in number, but members have hearts for reaching their community and praying.

SBC severs longstanding relationship with Fort Worth church

The Southern Baptist Convention has discontinued its relationship with Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth because of the church’s perceived toleration of homosexual members.

SBC Executive Committee recommends cutting ties with Fort Worth church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee has recommended the SBC discontinue its relationship with Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth because of its toleration of homosexual members.

Faith tested twice, Baylor grad overcomes cancer

Baylor graduate Stephen Hinson of Spring found his faith tested by two bouts of cancer.

Waco farm plants seeds to harvest world

World Hunger Relief Farm near Waco is fighting to alleviate hunger one seed at a time.

Fourth nominee announced for Hispanic Convention presidency

A fourth nominee—Victor Rodriguez of San Antonio—has emerged in an increasingly crowded field of candidates for president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.

With lawn mowed & car washed, no excuse for missing Sunday worship

InglesideFor a month, members of Bethel Baptist Church in Ingleside spent their Saturdays working on about 400 service opportunities that would free time for people living around them to come to church on Sunday.

On the Move

Randy Biddlecome to First Church in Bryan as minister of youth.

Texas Tidbits

A gift to Baylor University from the estate of Lee and Millie Harris of Bartlesville, Okla., established an endowed scholarship in the Hankamer School of Business.

Around the State

An orchestra camp for top junior high and high school musicians on the Hardin-Simmons University campus will end with four concerts free to the public.

Golfer honors father-in-law’s vision through gift to BUA

The family of Hispanic golf celebrity Jose Jimenez, who died in 2007, has given Baptist University of the Americas a bequest of $100,000—the largest contribution from a Latino family in the school’s 62-year history, and the fourth-largest overall.

Texas legislative session deemed ‘successful’

In what BGCT Christian Life Commission staff members deemed a “successful” legislative session, lawmakers defeated efforts to expand gambling, approved a health insurance plan that would cover ministers of small churches, created liaisons between state agencies and faith-based groups and passed legislation against human trafficking.

Program enables retired ministers, widows to live with dignity

More than 2,100 households received monthly assistance from the Southern Baptist Convention’s GuideStone Financial Resources program Mission: Dignity, said John Ambra, overseer of the program. Two-thirds of the recipients are widows of ministers.

BGCT launches partnership, aims to train 100,000 disciple-makers

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has partnered with the International Evangelism Association in an effort to train 100,000 disciple-makers to follow up on spiritual decisions made during Texas Hope 2010.

Elder Statesman award goes to ‘behind the scenes’ laypeople

W. Leroy and Ramona James Daniel of Wichita Falls received the BGCT's 2009 Texas Baptist Elder Statesman award.
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