Strong men’s ministry requires a pastor who doesn’t consider himself indispensable

An effective men’s ministry in an African-American church—or any congregation—begins with a pastor secure enough to delegate responsibility, Michael Evans told a workshop at the statewide African-American Fellowship Conference.

Baylor athletes find needs, joy on Kenya trip

A 16-member sports ministry team from Baylor University, led by Athletics Chaplain Wes Yeary, spent two weeks in Kenya offering Christ's love to children in desperate circumstances.

Students challenged to find their calling

With tears of brokenness streaming down their cheeks and hands reaching toward the heavens, more than 450 youth from around the state joined in worship, filling the campus of Jarvis Christian College as part of Camp Exalted.

Texas Hope multimedia CDs arrive in El Paso

More than 250,000 multimedia gospel compact discs arrived in El Paso in late July—enough for Baptists to blanket every home in the county with Scripture in the near future.

Hundreds in Kaufman finding hope

In seven weeks, First Baptist Church in Kaufman fed 100 of the lowest income families in the city, gave presents to 75 single mothers and held a revival to share the hope of Christ with its community.

New Braunfels church believes in keeping it simple

New Generations Fellowship in New Braunfels is listening to its neighbors. And these newly formed relationships are fueling the recent church-start to serve roughly 130 people each Sunday—70 percent of them unchurched before attending.

Student missionary blogs tell stories of changed lives

Multiple students have written online reflections about serving in missions assignments on different continents, but they all have one message—being used by God to share his love.

TBCH Family Care Program celebrates 30 years of service

The Family Care Program started in 1979 when a woman walked into the office of Charles Wright, administrator of Texas Baptist Children’s Home, and asked if the program could care for her children while she turned her life around.

Health grants help deliver aid to communities

The Baptist Health Foundation has awarded health care-related grants totaling more than $43,000 to eight Baptist organizations in support of Texas Hope 2010.

VBS stands test of time in reaching families

Many discipleship and outreach ministries have come and gone over the years, but Vacation Bible School still is a mainstay for most Texas Baptist churches.

Garland layman to be nominated for BGCT first VP

JacksonCiting a need for greater lay involvement and strategic planning in Texas Baptist leadership, retired electronics industry executive Ed Jackson has announced his intention to allow his nomination for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Howard Payne elects president; two nominees presented

EllisWhen it came to voting on Howard Payne University’s new president, trustee board members chose between two nominees—Hardin-Simmons University Provost Bill Ellis, who was recommended by the presidential search committee, and veteran denominational worker Chris Liebrum, who was nominated from the floor. Trustees elected Ellis over Liebrum by a 19-14 vote.

Lowrie to seek 2nd term as BGCT president

David Lowrie will seek a second term as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas when the BGCT conducts its annual meeting in Houston Nov. 16-17.

ETBU, Buckner work together to show Christ's love in Honduras

While world leaders focused their attention on a Summit of the Americas meeting in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a group of ETBU students quietly served two orphanages just outside the city.

Holy Communion ministers to the ‘guttermost’

With the number of homeless in Dallas hitting almost 6,000 in 2008,  Micah Phillips, pastor of Holy Communion Baptist Church in Dallas, felt called to not only meet their spiritually needs but their physical needs, as well.
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