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Baylor nursing team to Mexico delivers health services, experiences joy

Ten students from the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing journeyed to Mexico with the idea of serving people by providing health services. What they experienced was a time of joy and spiritual rejuvenation.

New DBU students off to positive start by giving back

More than 400 Dallas Baptist University freshmen, transfer students and upperclassmen sponsors scattered across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to serve 11 community sites as part of SWAT—Student Welcome and Transition, the school’s orientation program for new students.

Texas Baptists move into action as Ike aims for Texas coast

As Hurricane Ike takes aim at the Texas coast, Texas Baptists have begun mobilizing to meet the needs of people who may evacuate South Texas.

Librarian’s love for books becomes mission focus

This summer, mission plans at First Baptist Church in Tyler were guided by a Starr. Sarah Starr, school librarian and former church librarian, led the church to become involved with a literacy program in the Rio Grande Valley.

Fiesta unites churches to meet community needs

More than 100 volunteers from Templo Bautista of South Houston, First Baptist Church of South Houston, Fellowship Church of Houston and Buckner Children & Family Services of Houston sponsored a back-to-school fiesta for elementary age students in South Houston.

Bawcom to step down as UMHB president

Jerry Bawcom has announced plans to step down as president of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at the end of this school year.

Texas Baptist Men feed evacuees; BCFS shelters people with special needs

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers are feeding thousands of people who fled the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav, and Baptist Child & Family Services is providing shelter for evacuees with special needs.

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.
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