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. 

Texas WMU board sets missions offering goal at $4.105 million

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board of directors approved a $4.105 million 2010 goal for the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions—down more than $1 million from last year’s goal.

Texas Baptists give $25,000 to Chilean earthquake relief

The Baptist General Convention of Texas provided $25,000 to the Baptist Union of Chile to help meet needs following a report that half of the 500 churches in the convention reported major damage following a massive earthquake.

Baptists decry Texas education board’s curriculum votes

A Texas board that vets curriculum standards for the nation’s second-largest textbook market has voted, along party lines, to leave an indelible conservative imprint on history, social-studies and economics courses. And the effects won't be felt in the Lone Star State alone.

Around the State

The eighth Congreso Hispano de Predication at Baptist University of the Americas will be held March 26-27 and feature an internationally known Mexican pastor and celebrate the ministry of the late Texas Baptist leader Rudy Sanchez.

On the Move

Jeff Bachman to Martindale Church in Martindale as pastor.

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University’s Bearathon March 20 will be the nation’s first cup-free half-marathon—an event to raise scholarship funds for students and promote environmental stewardship.

Hispanic church uses ‘Daniel fast’ to bring unity, change to congregation

For the past four years, Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor in Conroe has spent 21 days each January in a Daniel fast, modeled after the diet of the Old Testament prophet. Participants only partake of vegetables, fruits and water for three weeks. And they pray, asking God to do mighty acts in their midst.

ETBU Lady Tigers come to fire department’s rescue

East Texas Baptist University helped the Marshall Fire Department develop a new obstacle course for agility testing for firefighters.
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