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BGCT workshop explores the doctrine of God

Sharing the gospel in a world of many religions and beliefs requires Christians to have a firm grasp on who God is and what makes him unique from the many other gods in the world, said James Semple, author of the new Bible study book Bible Truths About God.
       

BGCT director challenges Texas Baptists to share the gospel with the entire state

Even though the Texas Baptist family is a diverse and complex group of 5,600 congregations, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett believes the family has room to grow.
       

Want to influence Texas? Love your neighbor, pastor urges in convention sermon

The best way to take care of Texas is by taking care of others, Phil Lineberger, pastor of Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land, told Texas Baptists.
       

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.
       
 
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