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ETBU students serve in Bridge City cleanup

Two student groups from East Texas Baptist University journeyed to the coast to help residents who lives continue to be disrupted by Ike’s wrath. (Um...those are snakes they found).

Executive Board authorizes potential use of emergency reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board granted the state convention’s treasurer permission to tap up to $2.5 million in emergency reserve funds this year.

Daughter of former Standard editor dies at age 83

Edith Marie Gardner King, daughter of former Baptist Standard editor David M. Gardner, died Feb. 19 after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

Around the State: Lincoln and the Bible

Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum will present a lecture titled “Lincoln and the Bible” by Ronald White Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. White is the author of three books on Lincoln and is a professor of American religious history. The lecture is free.

On the Move

Bobby Catt to First Church in San Angelo as minister with students and recreation.

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University regents approved a new doctoral program in curriculum and teaching in the School of Education.

Students learn to Abide with Christ in prayer

Prayer comes in many forms, as several college students found out during the Abide conference at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Jarrell church grows through community involvement

Sonterra Fellowship in Jarrell has seen success by going out and being involved in the community, according to Pastor Bill Gravell.

Texas Hope 2010: Community Service

As part of Texas Hope 2010, The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson is seeking to get 1,000 of its members plugged into consistent community service by 2010.

Texas Baptists in more than half of state’s counties plan to distribute Scripture

Texas Baptists have stepped forward in more than half of the state’s counties to volunteer to lead efforts to place Scripture in every home in their areas.

SBC Executive Committee postpones vote on Broadway

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has asked Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth to clarify its views on homosexuality before determining whether its toleration of gay members violates a constitutional ban on churches that "act to affirm, approve or endorse homosexual behavior."

Confidentiality means letting each person own his own story

The way churches treat confidential information reveals just how much they value the person who has provided it, a veteran inner-city missionary told participants at a Baylor University workshop.

Ministry thrives when pastors equip, rather than doing it themselves

A church that depends upon its pastor for ministry fails both the pastor and the laypeople, ministry strategist Alan Nelson told participants at the Next Big Idea conference at Baylor University.

It takes a village to renew community and build healthy society

Mack McCarter, founder of Community Renewal International, says community is the key to renewal.

Simple steps lead to ‘next-level’ ministry to communities

Churches can strengthen the ministries they provide to their communities by taking five key steps, ministry specialist Amy Sherman told participants at the Next Big Idea conference at Baylor University.
 
 
 
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