Hometown summer internship leads to ministry abroad

Stephen Jones of La Grange worked at a baseball camp in Germany this summer. After spending time there as an intern, Jones now feels called to serve there.

‘Living kits’ can show ‘living God’ to people affected by Hurricane Ike

Texas Baptists are being asked to provide “living kits” victims of Hurricane Ike. Kits include basic household cleaning supplies, plates, silverware and other household items.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 10-11 in Fort Worth, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

On the Move

Keith Beck has resigned as minister of youth at First Church in Blanco.

Texas Tidbits: New president at Valley Baptist hospital

The Valley Baptist Health System’s board of trustees has named James Eastham as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits on Wayland Degree of Difference Day

Rain put a damper on a few planned service projects, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Wayland Baptist University students and staff who turned out for the third annual Degree of Difference Day.

Christian ‘brand’ turning off younger generation, author insists

Research shows non-Christians think of Christian believers as judgmental, hypocritical and sheltered.

Everett sermon at Southwestern may be sign of thaw in relations

In a sign that once-frosty relations between the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary may be thawing, the BGCT's new executive director, Randel Everett, spoke there Oct. 15.

Pastor says he’s ‘poli-ticked’ about election

At a time when polls indicate growing distaste for politics in the pulpit, Ed Young Jr., pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine,  is launching a high-profile sermon series aimed at getting Christians off the bench and into political action.

ETBU names Oliver president-elect

Dub OliverEast Texas Baptist University’s board of trustees elected Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver of Waco as the school’s 12th president.

Around the State: Redeeming conflict in ministry

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Bell Association will co-host an Oct. 18 seminar titled “Redeeming Conflict in Ministry.”

Ike creates need for church-to-church partnerships

The BGCT is attempting to help churches suffering after Hurricane Ike find resources by partnering congregations that were not affected with many of more than 300 BGCT-affiliated congregations in the storm zone.

On the Move

Nathan Bechtold to First Church in New Braunfels as associate director of middle school and recreation.

Retired ministers gather for 10th annual retreat

Retired ministers, denominational workers and spouses gathered to celebrate the recent 10th annual Retired Ministers Retreat at Glorieta Conference Center, near Santa Fe, N.M.

Texas Tidbits: Enlisting people to pray

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is trying to recruit at least 100,000 people to pray daily at noon for non-Christians and people who are hungry.
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