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Texas Baptist ministries gear up for Hurricane Gustav

As Gulf Coast residents prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Gustav, Texas Baptists geared up for ministry.

On the Move

Dave Atwood to Tanglewood Church in Lexington as pastor.

All-State Choir & Band experiences world of opportunities

The Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band recently returned home after a series of concerts in Germany, including performing during the Baptist World Alliance Youth Conference in Liepzig.

Lake Jackson youth share Christ's light, love in England

A youth team from The Lighthouse—a Baptist church in Lake Jackson—helped a small church in England share the light of Christ’s love.

Vernon nominated as BGCT associate executive director

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Associate Executive Director Search Committee will nominate Steve Vernon, pastor of First Baptist Church in Levelland, to serve as the convention’s associate executive director/missions coordinator.

AROUND THE STATE: Denison to speak at Howard Payne convocation

Jim Denison will speak at Howard Payne University's fall convocation Sept. 3.

TEXAS TIDBITS: Buckner receives gift for hurricane relief

Shell Exploration & Production donated $25,000 to Buckner International’s hurricane relief efforts in the Rio Grande Valley.

Historic church moves outside its walls, embraces missional approach

Some churches build their ministry around attracting people to their campus through special events, concerts and programs. But First Baptist Church in McKinney has chosen a missional approach—going where people are.

San Antonio mechanic sells shop, follows calling to repair hearts

 A mechanic by trade, Fred Tyson has the skills to fix most automobiles. But the repairs he makes now are on hearts.

At Luling church, Sunday evenings are for doing ministry, not just talking about it

Central Baptist Church in Luling is too busy being the church to hold church services on Sunday evenings.

Missions volunteers along Rio Grande 'pay it forward'

More than 300 Baptists headed south to serve in the Rio Grande Valley’s colonias through KidsHeart, a collaborative mission effort.

Wayland dedicates centennial statue

A statue of James Henry Wayland, founder of Wayland Baptist University was unveiled to mark the beginning of the school's centennial celebration.

TBM volunteers dispatched to Georgia Republic

A seven-member Texas Baptist Men disaster relief team is bound for the Republic of Georgia to feed people affected by the fighting there.

Former church planter in Valley files libel suit

A former church planter alleged in 2006 to be involved in Baptist General Convention of Texas financial improprieties has filed a defamation lawsuit against the BGCT, the Baptist Standard and several other Texas Baptist entities and individuals.

Texas may offer best hope for preserving distinctive Baptist ‘recipe’

Texas Baptists represent the nation’s best hope for maintaining the distinctive blend of beliefs and practices that have characterized Baptists historically, a pastor from the Rio Grande Valley told the Texas Baptists Committed annual convocation.
 
 
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