On the Move

Danny Becknell to Clearfork Church in Luling as pastor.

Arlington church and its partners seek to restore hope to Sierra Leone

Cindy Wiles and three other members of First Baptist Church in Arlington, Tx., recently returned from a visit to war-ravaged West Africa in preparation for Project Restore Hope: Sierra Leone.

Tallowood team helps build church in Mexico

Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston joined with members of Fork Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs, S.C., and Carmel Baptist in Charlotte, N.C., to build Primera Iglesia Bautista in Tetula del Vulcan, Mexico.

Texas Hope project to blanket Georgetown neighborhood with scripture

As part of Texas Hope 2010, the youth group at First Baptist Church in Georgetown is raising money to put Scripture in the 1,000 homes within a mile of the church’s facilities.

Scripture distribution campaign– 19 counties still lack leaders

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is looking for individuals who are willing to take the lead in distributing Scripture in the remaining 19 Texas counties, some of which have no BGCT-affiliated church in them.

Rock band’s gritty gospel, spiritual depth touch hearts

U2 released its 12th album this year, and while many see the group as a strictly secular phenomenon, what fans connect with is actually the band’s “honest quest for spiritual meaning in a world that pays lip service to the spiritual while chasing after the transient,” said Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University.

Baylor alumni: President should be servant leader, person of integrity

Members of the Baylor University “family” want a proven leader who possesses vision, relationship skills and, above all, integrity to be their school’s 14th president.

Former president’s scrapbook returns to Wayland

Just in time for Wayland Baptist University’s centennial celebration, a unique possession of one of the school’s former presidents has returned to the campus.

Christian camp helps refugees make '€˜Segue'€™ to life in United States

Thousands of international refugees are being brought to Dallas to transition into new lives. A new program, Segue, is seeking young adults undergoing their own transitions to help with that process.

Homeless men from Waco help repair homes in Galveston

Four men from Mission Waco’s homeless shelter joined four Baylor University students and two-dozen other volunteers with Waco’s Church Under the Bridge on a recent mission trip to Galveston.

Church has shaped its community by meeting needs—for 118 years

A new book by Rob and Tiffany Fink titled Love Unbounded: The Influence of the First Baptist Church of Abilene, Texas, chronicles how the church played a key role in shaping the city which has grown with it.

IMB receives funds from BGCT; blog claims to the contrary ‘erroneous’

Lottie MoonA recordkeeping glitch prompted some Baptist bloggers erroneously to accuse the Baptist General Convention of Texas of escrowing funds from the Lottie Moon Offering to improve its cash flow. 

WorldconneX dissolved, BGCT staff assumes key functions

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a recommendation to dissolve the WorldconneX missions network as a freestanding entity and incorporate its key elements into the convention’s newly realigned Center for Evangelism/Missions.

New Baylor regents elected, budget approved

Baylor University’s board of regents have elected Dary Stone of Dallas to serve a one-year term as chair. He succeeds Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo.

Around the State

Families interested in international adoption are invited to a free workshop hosted by Dillon International, an affiliate of Buckner International, June 12, to learn about the adoption process, fees and available children.
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