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.

DBU student keeps divine appointments in East Asia

Hannah Groth, a junior at Dallas Baptist University, viewed her summer studies at a university in East Asia as an opportunity to keep “divine appointments” God made for her.

Baptist agency helps Moldovan teens make transition

Children’s Emergency Relief International, the international division of Baptist Child & Family Services, is seeking to make the transition smoother for 16-year old children aging out of orphanages in Moldova through its transitional living program.

Baylor students serve through international & local missions

This summer Baylor University students visited AIDS clinics, installed hydroelectric generators, tutored children and established relationships to make an impact on lives for Christ’s sake.

Houston’s Baptist mission centers meet post-Ike needs

The Baptist Mission Centers’ truck became an instant hit in downtown Houston neighborhoods after Hurricane Ike because folks knew it meant local Baptists were there to help.

BGCT recruiting people to pray for lost, hungry

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.

Hurricane Ike draws together Children at Heart Ministries family

Volunteers, staff and residents of Children at Heart Ministries facilities testified they learned important lessons from Hurricane Ike: Disasters can draw families closer together and bring them closer to God.

Orphan shoe ministry gets Christians’ foot in the door

As Buckner International expands its ministry into new areas, Shoes for Orphan Souls usually is the first program to tread on new soil.

Wayland employee does double duty during hurricane relief

Bobby Morris, a retired Army colonel who works at Wayland Baptist University's San Antonio campus, was part of the logistics and operations team for the city’s efforts to care for the evacuees from South Texas driven inland by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Texas Baptists seek to transform Rio Grande into River of Hope

Texas Baptists from El Paso to Brownsville reached out to their communities during the Rio de Esperanza—River of Hope—event along the Texas-Mexico border. 

Effective ministers foster 13 habits

Effective ministers develop habits that shape their motivation, manners, morals and methods, retired Baptist pastor Jack Ridlehoover believes.

Galveston residents clean up after Ike

Three weeks after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island, residents are just now in the beginning stages of cleanup.
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