Texas WMU elects new president, challenged to ‘walk victoriously’ through rubble

Joy Fenner
For the first time in Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas history, the organization elected a president who was nominated from the floor. Continuing the change that has characterized the organization in recent months, Texas WMU at it annual meeting in Dallas elected as president Texas WMU Executive Director Emeritus Joy Fenner of Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas.

On the Move

Scott Arant has resigned as pastor of First Church in Bloomington.

Texas Tidbits: UNT to offer Hebrew

The University of North Texas in Denton has broadened its Hebrew language program to include biblical Hebrew.

Every dinner table was a teaching opportunity for Jesus

Jesus taught important ethical lessons while dining, Emmanuel McCall told participants at Logsdon School of Theology’s annual Maston Lectures.

Beloved community built on spiritual, biblical foundations

The beloved community—a vision that shaped the American Civil Rights Movement—was built upon the Bible, Emmanuel McCall stressed during the annual Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology.

Christian student from India preaches Easter message to Hindus

Sastry MeesalaSastry Meesala, a Dallas Baptist University student, had a unique opportunity to preach the gospel on Easter Sunday on a radio station with a predominantly Hindu audience.


First-century Jerusalem brought to life by North Texas church

Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto saw more than 20 people make professions of faith through its outdoor dramatization of Passion Week.

From $20 seeds, church yields $12,500 for hunger offering

With leadership from children and youth, members of Wilshire Baptist Church gave about $12,500 to the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger on Palm Sunday.

Board affirms proposal to dissolve WorldconneX, let BGCT assume its functions

The WorldconneX board of directors affirmed a move April 17 that would dissolve the organization and incorporate its primary functions into the work of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff.

Around the State: May by the Bay

May By the Bay, a senior adult retreat held at Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios, will be held May 4-7.

Addison Road wants to help young people navigate life’s journey

Members of the worship band Addison Road are enjoying their ride into prominence in Christian music. But ministry remains the group’s focus.

Russian Angels to land in Dallas this summer

Ten Russian orphans will make the trip of a lifetime as they travel across the world to stay with American host families this August.


Casinos produce no products—only addiction

In 2005, the Sands Casino bought an abandoned steel plant in Bethlehem, Pa., and turned it into a casino. Now, casino promoters want Texas to bet its future on similar construction, and that’s the kind of gamble that’s ripe to go bad, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission.

Record crowd attends Congreso; more than 700 faith commitments

Congreso saw a record attendance of nearly 5,000 students, many of whom swarmed the altar to make spiritual decisions.

Churches can connect hungry to government programs

Working with existing programs can help churches meet the needs of more hungry people without expending extra funds.
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