Baptist Health Foundation uses ‘God’s money’ to meet healthcare needs

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio began with a clear sense of mission—make grants to meet healthcare needs in eight South Texas counties. Four years and more than $15.8 million later, 236 organizations in the region have benefited.

Texas Hope 2010 commitment day set for January 11

On Jan. 11--Texas Hope 2010 commitment day-- the BGCT is asking every Texas Baptist congregation to commit to continue praying for their neighborhoods, caring for the people there and sharing the hope of Christ with the people they know.

Breckenridge celebrates Christmas in the Village

Residents and staff at Breckenridge Village of Tyler recently were joined by 1,000 of their closest friends to celebrate the third annual Christmas in the Village.

Wayland students mentor high school freshmen

waylandMembers of the Apostolos service group from Wayland Baptist University do nothing more than shoot some hoops and play volleyball with kids, but the  mentoring partnership project is seeing benefits even in its early stages.

From Spurgeon to Sousa: Christian studies professor at home on the marching field

Jay Smith, associate professor of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University, is equally at home discussing doctrine or downbeats.

Baptist volunteers spend Thanksgiving Serving Irving

Members of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving provided more than 2,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals to apartment complexes throughout the city and also donated meals to the Irving Police Department.

Around the State

Don Piper, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, will be the chapel speaker at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

On the Move

Stephen Allen to First Church in Cranfills Gap as pastor.

Texas Tidbits: Free Advent guide

BaptistWay Press is offering a free devotional for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Ministry to Alzheimer's patients demands different approach

Pat Otwell, who ministered to Alzheimer’s patients in three Paris nursing facilities from 1983 until 1997, has written a book titled Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families to help pastors with the tools to make the effort.

IMB appoints 16 Texans

Nine couples with Texas ties were among missionaries appointed by the International Mission Board during a Nov. 14 ceremony at First Church in Houston.


Youth from foster system enjoy Thanksgiving meal with 'PALs'

Young adults who recently aged out of the foster care system—or will soon—celebrated a Thanksgiving meal at Trinity Baptist Church with peers and mentors from the Baptist Child & Family Services’ Preparation for Adult Living program.

One storm-damaged church provides turkey dinner for another

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, several Texas Baptist churches are stepping up to help First Baptist Church of South Houston through the recovery process. On Nov. 23, the congregation did the same for a church in Galveston.

Economy putting pressure on Thanksgiving food ministries

Economic hard times are putting pressure on charities scrambling to meet rising need this Thanksgiving.

Fair trade fights poverty, allows gift giving with a clear conscience

fair tradeNathan George, a child of missionaries, came to the conclusion God created human beings for meaningful work. So he started  a fair-trade organization called Trade as One that helps poor and marginalized workers by bringing together markets and missions.

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