Texas Tidbits: Senior care boards move toward affiliation

The governing boards of two senior living providers related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas have given the green light for the organizations to affiliate in 2010.

Churches take increasing ownership of Great Commission

The face of mission involvement is changing as congregations take on greater roles in selecting and developing strategic partnerships around the world.

Dallas church reaching world at its doorstep

The more Tim Ahlen and the strategists saw how God was working through the efforts of Baptist missionaries overseas, the more they wanted the same thing to happen back in the United States.

Church delivers gospel with a side order of pie

A warm apple pie opens doors and hearts to the gospel, as members at First Baptist Church of Shallowater discovered.

Back-to-school fiesta draws 700; 41 accept Christ

When Templo Bautista in South Houston held a back-to-school fiesta complete with a backpack giveaway, health and nutrition fair, and a music and magic show, volunteers saw 41 of the nearly 700 participants profess faith in Christ.

BSM outreach sizzling at Texas Tech

Leaders at the Texas Tech University Baptist Student Ministry believe the way to a student’s heart is through his or her stomach. And they hope their 99 Cent Steak Night makes students’ hearts more receptive to the gospel.

Plano church giving hope to children through children

First Baptist Church in Plano aims to give hope to children and through children. With its current campaign, it’s doing both.

Every child has a place at church, author tells ministry summit

Every child deserves a place in a congregation’s education and discipleship efforts,  the keynote speaker told the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Dallas Baptist University Children’s Ministry Summit.

Houston-area pastor announces hunger strike for immigration reform

A Baptist pastor plans to launch a public weeklong hunger strike in front of Houston’s municipal headquarters to call for immigration reform. Julio Barquero, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Esperanza in Pasadena, will eat no solid food and drink only water Sept. 7-13 to draw attention to the plight of undocumented workers.

Wayland student spends summer ministering in resort area

A Wayland Baptist University junior walked away from her summer realizing that there was one big similarity in the Plainview and Orlando—the presence of people who need Jesus.

KidsHeart volunteers provide a safe place to grow

kidsheartKidsHeart, a CBF/Buckner collaboration, led its first group of missionaries to Eagle Pass.

Wayland student missionary finds love bridges language barrier

Casey Brazell came back from her summer missions experience with a simple resolve: She needs to be more fluent in Spanish.

Lubbock Impact opens free community clinic

Lubbock Impact seeks to heal the sick, clothe the naked and feed the hungry. Recently, it took another significant step to that end, opening a medical clinic.

Wayland students minister to children in England

The student mission group from Wayland Baptist University that journeyed to England was small in number, but students were able to make a big impact on the two-week venture overseas.

Harlingen food pantry cannot put price tag on fighting hunger

Members of Avondale Baptist Church in Harlingen are working to see that their neighbors have food.
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