ETBU plunges into Texas Hope 2010

The ETBU office of spiritual development distributed to each faculty and staff member a copy of the “Hope 2010, Call to Prayer” guide.

Plenty of food if everyone shares, university leaders learn

A world hunger simulation meal helps at Dallas Baptist University helped participants understand there is plenty of food in the world, but it is not distributed equally. More than 50 percent of the world struggles each day to attain necessities, often feeling the grip of hunger, CLC Director Suzii Paynter said.

Amarillo Baptists offer living water to fairgoers

Amarillo Area Baptist Association volunteers served 7,300 cups of water and distributed 325 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia gospel compact discs during the Tri-State Fair.

Wayland Missions Center outlines five-year goals, develops strategies

More than 30 community and church leaders—including representatives from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations of churches in West Texas—met recently to develop goals for Wayland Baptist University’s Missions Center.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-17 in Houston have been presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

Baylor withdraws proposal to alumni association (Updated)

Baylor University has withdrawn its proposal to the Baylor Alumni Association, citing lack of a positive response to a request that the group give up its independent nonprofit status and come under the authority of Baylor administration.

Southwestern adopts statement asserting male headship

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has adopted a policy statement that declares men and women equal before God but created for specific roles of headship and submission in the church and home.

Fire destroys most of Kerens church buildings

Fire burned down most of the facilities of First Baptist Church in Kerens Oct. 18. The blaze incinerated the sanctuary, children’s area, nursery, office and library. Only the youth and education building remains standing.

UMHB students ask, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

With “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as their theme, 115 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students conducted an outreach carnival in Belton’s Miller Heights neighborhood.


Retired Ministers’ Retreat participants urged to be guided by Scripture

Stay close to God, to the Bible and to friends, speakers challenged participants at the annual Retired Ministers’ Retreat, held recently at Glorieta Conference Center.

Family Care provides single mother a reason to celebrate

Texas Baptist Children’s Home's Family Care ministry helped single mother Melinda McElhaney turn her life around.

Students, employees brave cold to serve community

About 250 students and employees of Wayland Baptist University pressed on despite foggy, chilly temperatures to serve city organizations during Degree of Difference Day.

Breckenridge residents deliver warmth to Eastern Europe orphans

Three Breckenridge Village of Tyler residents recently delivered 175 knitted caps to Children’s Emergency Relief International to be given to orphans in Eastern Europe during the organization’s Operation Cross the River Christmas mission.

City Reach Houston prayer event planned

cityreachChristians across the Houston area will join together at Discovery Green on Nov. 1 to seek the face of God to bring spiritual and physical healing to Houston during the City Reach Houston Prayer Gathering for Transformation.

Proposed committee will study annual meeting participation

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Houston, Nov. 16-17, will be asked to create a committee to study why their numbers have been diminishing in recent years—and what can be done to reverse the trend.
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