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.

VBS spans generations in East Texas church

Vacation Bible School for children is the highlight of the summer for many churches, and some even hold an adult Vacation Bible School. Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches is one of the few, however, to host an intergenerational VBS.

Baylor search committee develops presidential profile

Baylor University is looking for a mature Christian, a Baptist and a “servant leader” committed to academic excellence to become the school’s next president, according to a profile approved by the university's presidential search committee.

Texas Baptists test-launch statewide Bible distribution plan

Baptists in El Paso distributed nearly 250,000 CDs containing selected Scripture passages and Christian testimonies in a pilot launch of a campaign to share the gospel with every un-churched person in the state by Easter 2010.

Venezuelan Baptists learn about Hands On Ministry

Nearly 200 Venezuelan Baptists in two cities recently completed the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Hands on Ministry course, a resource to help Christians minister in difficult times and crises.

Baylor regents seek to learn ‘best practices’ of governance

A panel of national experts discussed “best practices” for governing boards of universities at the Baylor University’s board of regents annual retreat.

Music & ministry speak volumes about All-State students’ faith

Members of the Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band shared their faith through song and deed in East Texas.

Around the State

A free information meeting and workshop will be offered Aug. 21 by Dillon International, an affiliate of Buckner International, for families interested in international adoption.

Baylor Alumni Association loses Web, e-mail, phone links to university

Baylor University graduates who want to reach their alumni association no longer can do it through the school’s phone system, e-mail or website.

On the Move

Vernon Andrews has resigned as pastor of Friendship Church in Beeville.
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