Revised unification agreement to be ready for Convencion

Officers of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas and the Baptist General Convention of Texas have agreed to meet together to work on a revised unification agreement between the two groups.

Hispanic Baptist pastors rally for adult education

About two dozen Hispanic Texas Baptist leaders assembled in Austin to help legislators became better acquainted with the challenges Hispanics face as they try to achieve their educational goals, learn what could be done to help Hispanic students go further in school and discuss how currently proposed legislation would affect those efforts.

Lubbock Baptists seek to share hope of Christ with entire community

Seventy-seven Baptist congregations in the Lubbock area worked together to share the hope of Christ with the entire city leading up to Easter.

Group seeks 440 Texas Baptist sister churches for Juarez congregations

A group of concerned Texas Baptists is seeking to enlist 440 churches around the state to become sister churches and prayer prayers with the 44 Baptist churches in Juarez, Mexico.

On the Move

Travis Bundrick to Williamson Association as associate director of missions from New Hope First Church in Cedar Park, where he was minister of education and administration.

Texas Hope 2010: Scripture for Bosque County homes

As part of Texas Hope 2010, Bosque Baptist Association has committed to place Scripture in every home in Bosque County.

Texas Tidbits: Buckner honors volunteers, donors

Buckner International honored a radio station, a Baptist fellowship of churches and a Christian foundation at its annual R.C. Buckner Founder’s Day dinner in Dallas.

Churches offer networking, training programs for unemployed

A growing number of Texas Baptist churches have decided in the current recession, the New Testament admonition to “bear one another’s burdens” means helping unemployed people find jobs.

UMHB students ‘soled out’ for Third World orphans

barefootUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor students gained a little better understanding of how much of the world lives when they recently went barefoot for one day to identify with children in developing countries who have no shoes.

ABP directors give posthumous award to Herb Reynolds

The late Herbert H. Reynolds, longtime president of Baylor University, was praised recently by one of Congress' most ardent defenders of church-state separation as a mentor who "ignited my passion for religious liberty and separation of church and state."

BGCT postpones Bible Drill finals due to concerns about swine flu

The Baptist General Convention of Texas postponed its state Bible Drill finals, which had been scheduled the first weekend in May, due to concerns about swine flu, and missions leaders continue to monitor the developing situation in Mexico.

Response to hunger shows gospel’s relevance to unbelieving culture

DenisonWhen Christians help hungry people, they earn the right to share the gospel—not only with people in need, but also with a skeptical society, Jim Denison told a conference on ethics and evangelism.


Young evangelicals call for end to nuclear weapons

Jonathan Merritt
A group of under-40 evangelicals attending a leadership meeting in Austin announced a new initiative to mobilize American Christians to eliminate nuclear weapons. Jonathan Merritt, national spokesperson for the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative, spoke in support of the initiative. "Nuclear weapons are not only unacceptable, they are un-Christian," Merritt said. "As followers of Jesus we serve a God that abhors the shedding of innocent blood."

TWU students dispense love and care to needy in Brooklyn

Students from the Baptist Student Ministries at Texas Woman’s University spent their recent spring break serving a church in Brooklyn, N.Y., participating in ministries ranging from organizing a clothing closet to feeding the homeless to ministering at a women’s shelter.

CERI volunteers meet medical, dental needs in rural Nigeria

Volunteer health care professionals treated about 1,200 orphaned children and needy families in Nigeria during a trip with Children’s Emergency Relief International.
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