Sense of calling characterizes church's commitment to Boy Scouts

Adult leaders of the Scouting program at First Baptist Church in Texarkana view it as a ministry.

UMHB students offer helping hands to Helping Hands

More than 200 students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor recently pitched in to collectively offer more than 600 hours of community service at the Helping Hands community ministry center.

Wayland student finds calling as military chaplain

Wayland student Erick Kirby's desire to be a chaplain got a jump start when his Army Reserve unit was sent to Iraq. 

Avoid Juarez, but most border missions safe, officials advise

Thinking about a mission trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico?  Don’t. That’s the advice River Ministry and Border Missions leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Buckner International are offering volunteers, in light of violence related to drug cartels.

'Bring your umbrella' when Texans meet at Capitol to pray for rain

A San Marcos pastor is calling on Christians from around the state to pray for rain.

Arabic church helps refugees start over in a new land

Pastor Jalil Dawood has been here before—no clothes, nowhere to live, no way to get around and no friends to help. Starting life in another country can be like living on a deserted island—lonely, isolated and helpless. If he can help it, no one else will have to fight through that alone.

Around the State

Wayland Baptist University will hold its spring preview event March 27-28. “Big Weekend” offers high school juniors and seniors and prospective transfer students an opportunity to see how the campus works.

On the Move

Darrel Auvenshine has resigned as minister of worship and missions at Alsbury Church in Burleson to pursue full-time missions work.

'C' is for cookie—and chaplaincy

In an effort dubbed Operation Appreciation, Christians in Longview are buying Girl Scout Cookies to send to more than 115 U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

DBU women’s teams bring joy to orphans in Peru

Twenty-eight DBU athletes participated in a spring break mission trip to Peru with Buckner International.

East Texas church finds mission field in its own backyard

Members of Lone Oak Baptist Church in Harleton plan to visit each of the 465 homes within three miles of its sanctuary and determine whether each family is connected with a church.

Appeals court upholds Texas moment of silence statute

A federal appeals court upheld a Texas law that requires public school students to observe a daily minute of silence following the Pledge of Allegiance.

Christians urged to speak from pain, focus on calling

All Christians have an eloquent story to tell, if they draw from hurts and experiences of healing, speakers at the 88th annual Panhandle Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference at Wayland Baptist University said.

Student ministries serve state, Baptist schools, but not in same way

Baptist Student Ministries serve a different role in the lives of students at Baptist universities than at state schools—and somewhat different than what alumni may recall from their long-ago Baptist Student Union days. But different doesn’t mean less important, collegiate ministry leaders insist.

Prayers become reality for collegiate ministry

Growth at Tyler Junior College Baptist Student Ministries is the result of 20 years of prayer and preparation.
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