WMU board sets Texas missions goal, hears update on personnel issues

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board approved a $5.167 million giving goal for the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions—and a list of allocations that restored some familiar ministries initially left out or dramatically reduced last year.

Students find meaning in spiritual disciplines of Lent

lentLike a growing number of Christians from outside liturgical traditions, students at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are discovering Lent—and finding the 40-day observance beneficial for their spiritual growth.

Waco senior adults take books to the border

Senior adults at Seventh & James Baptist Church in Waco donated funds for literacy book fairs that will help families along the Rio Grande.

Wedgwood pastor to preach Sunday at grieving Illinois church

One week after its senior pastor was shot and killed while delivering a sermon, an Illinois church will welcome as its guest preacher March 15 one of the few pastors with a similar experience--Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Tribal land issues top push for Texas gambling expansion

casinosIn this legislative session, the push for the expansion of gambling in Texas centers on American Indian tribal and historic land claims and the implications of allowing select Native American groups to build casinos.

Leaders in more than 200 counties step forward for Scripture distribution

Interest in placing Scripture in every Texas home through Texas Hope 2010 appears to be surging, as Baptist church and associational leaders have stepped forward to lead the effort in 80 percent of the state's counties.

Around the State: Adoption information

Dillon International will present a free informational meeting on international adoption from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park.

On the Move

Dave Barclay to Live Oak Church in Gatesville as pastor.

Texas Tidbits: Howard Payne lectures

“Ethics and Evangelism and the Problem of Hunger” is the theme of the second annual Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., April 27 at Howard Payne University.

School offers "bright hope" to children in Ethiopian village

Buckner International is helping 200 Ethiopian children through a new school in Bantu.

Texas Hope 2010: Harleton church reaching out to neighbors

As part of Texas Hope 2010, members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Harleton are reaching out to their neighbors.

Arts and crafts mean more than fun and games at San Angelo church

Members of First Baptist Church in San Angelo are using their hobbies as evangelism tools.

TBM volunteers recount '€˜activity of God'

About 2,300 Texas Baptist Men volunteers last year served more than 1.5 million meals in disaster areas, completed more than 65 building projects and provided pure water—and the Living Water of Christ—in remote sites from Mexico to Mongolia.

Updated: Baylor presidential search committee named

statueBaylor University Regents Chairman Howie Batson named 14 current members of the school’s governing board to a committee charged with searching for the university’s next president and 10 representatives of various Baylor constituencies to a nonvoting advisory committee. But the immediate past-president of the American Association of University Professors took issue with the process the regents are following.

Lanny Hall to return to Hardin-Simmons as president

HallHardin-Simmons University trustees elected as their school’s president Lanny Hall, president of Howard Payne University and a past president and chancellor at Hardin-Simmons.

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