Ministry to mentally challenged demands commitment, sensitivity

Including mentally challenged children and adults in church ministry presents unique difficulties and opportunities, but Christians have a responsibility to reach “the most neglected group of Texans,” conference leaders told participants at a workshop during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Activating a church for missions: Don’t nag. Listen, equip and release

Rather than plead for people to get involved in mission work, Mary Carpenter, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, believes churches would benefit by listening, equipping and releasing members for service.

Not all missionaries are Baptist, but all Baptists should be missionaries, speakers maintain

The call to engage in missions is not a distinctively Baptist belief, but devotion to Baptist principles should produce a commitment to missions, ethics professor Bill Tillman told a Texas Baptist workshop.

Worship should transform participants, educator tells Texas Baptist workshop

When it comes to worship, too many Christians resemble neutrinos—subatomic particles that can pass through matter without being affected, a workshop leader told a Texas Baptist group.

Ministry awards honor perseverance, empathy & creative care for others

The 2008 Texas Baptist Ministry Awards sponsored by Baylor University and the Baptist Standard honored a long-tenured small-church pastor, a pioneer in ministry to the mentally disabled and a leader in teaching English to adults.

Foundation presents annual missions awards

The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation recognized the work and ministry of three missions leaders—Paul Powell, Chris Simmons and Joe T. Lenamon—during a luncheon at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

2010 = kingdom assignment

Randel Everett’s greatest fear is that Texas Baptists will miss out on their “kingdom assignment” from God.

Baptist churches draw gay-rights supporters’ protests

About 100 people stood outside First Baptist Church of Dallas Nov. 9 to protest a sermon publicized on the church marquee with the title, “Why gay is not OK.”

Katy church ministers to victims in Galveston

Redeemer Community Church in Katy went outside its walls one Sunday morning to help people in Galveston who no longer had walls.

DBU students, staff serve from Southeast Texas to South Korea

Three teams of Dallas Baptist University students and staff used their fall break to served in Houston, rural Louisiana and South Korea.

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie president, refer name change to Executive Board

lowrie stricklandAt a Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting that drew the lowest number of registered messengers in 59 years, participants elected the convention’s first second-generation president, deferred action on a proposed name change for the BGCT and approved a reduced budget for 2009.

Texas Baptists challenged to think and act missionally

The call to involve churches in missions and engage members to share the gospel took center stage during missions night at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Hispanic Rally focuses on salvation and its effects on family

International evangelist Alberto Mottesi condemned adultery, pornography and family violence, telling Hispanic Texas Baptists a relationship with Jesus was the way out of family problems caused by sin.

Combined TBM, WMU rally celebrates 100 years of missions education for boys

A joint meeting of Texas Baptist Men and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, prior to the Baptist General Convention annual meeting, 100 years in the making—a celebration for both entities marking the centennial anniversary of the Royal Ambassadors program for boys.

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie, Strickland

Messengers to the BGCT annual meeting elected as president David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church in Canyon, and as first vice president, Carolyn Strickland, a deacon at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.


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