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Christians urged to speak from pain, focus on calling

All Christians have an eloquent story to tell, if they draw from hurts and experiences of healing, speakers at the 88th annual Panhandle Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference at Wayland Baptist University said.
       

Student ministries serve state, Baptist schools, but not in same way

Baptist Student Ministries serve a different role in the lives of students at Baptist universities than at state schools—and somewhat different than what alumni may recall from their long-ago Baptist Student Union days. But different doesn’t mean less important, collegiate ministry leaders insist.
       

Prayers become reality for collegiate ministry

Growth at Tyler Junior College Baptist Student Ministries is the result of 20 years of prayer and preparation.
       

Money raised, no one voted off the ranch during Survivor weekend

Participants in Texas State University’s Baptist Student Ministries recently were able to incorporate fun and a bit of Survivor-style derring-do into an effort to raise money for missions.
       

TBM Builders construct furniture for Bulgarian ministry to youth

Texas Baptist Men Builders constructed 48 pieces of solid oak furniture recently for a residential program for at-risk teenaged young men in Bulgaria.
       

Texas Hope 2010: Richardson students help homeless

During a Disciple Now weekend, students at First Baptist Church in Richardson took time to show their community they cared about it.
       

Vela announces bid for Hispanic Baptist presidency

Angel Vela, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Westway in El Paso, has announced he will allow his nomination for president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.
       

WMU board sets Texas missions goal, hears update on personnel issues

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board approved a $5.167 million giving goal for the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions—and a list of allocations that restored some familiar ministries initially left out or dramatically reduced last year.
       

Students find meaning in spiritual disciplines of Lent

lentLike a growing number of Christians from outside liturgical traditions, students at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are discovering Lent—and finding the 40-day observance beneficial for their spiritual growth.
       

Waco senior adults take books to the border

Senior adults at Seventh & James Baptist Church in Waco donated funds for literacy book fairs that will help families along the Rio Grande.
       

Wedgwood pastor to preach Sunday at grieving Illinois church

One week after its senior pastor was shot and killed while delivering a sermon, an Illinois church will welcome as its guest preacher March 15 one of the few pastors with a similar experience--Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
       

Tribal land issues top push for Texas gambling expansion

casinosIn this legislative session, the push for the expansion of gambling in Texas centers on American Indian tribal and historic land claims and the implications of allowing select Native American groups to build casinos.
       

Leaders in more than 200 counties step forward for Scripture distribution

Interest in placing Scripture in every Texas home through Texas Hope 2010 appears to be surging, as Baptist church and associational leaders have stepped forward to lead the effort in 80 percent of the state's counties.
       

Around the State: Adoption information

Dillon International will present a free informational meeting on international adoption from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park.
       

On the Move

Dave Barclay to Live Oak Church in Gatesville as pastor.
       
 
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