Volunteers spread hope and gospel CDs throughout El Paso

Volunteers distributed more than 4,400 Texas Hope multimedia compact disks in El Paso.

For Galveston church, disaster prompts showers of blessings

After Galveston was pounded by Hurricane Ike, First Baptist Church changed its ministry focus to help it's hurting neighors, helped by churches across the state.

Grace House takes women from prisons to missions

gracehouseGrace House in San Antonio offers women out of prison a chance to break free from their past and transition into society and a relationship with God.


HPU students make impact on community

More than 100 Howard Payne University students participated in Impact Weekend mission activities around Brownwood.

Lake Ivie Baptist Association seeks to distribute 10,000 gospel CDs

Lake Ivie Baptist Association purchased 10,000 multimedia gospel compact discs to help churches move forward with Texas Hope 2010 in a seven-county area.

Baytown-based band stresses care for the poor

By sharing messages of hurting people at their concerts, the Texas-based band Leeland hopes to encourage Christians to engage actively with a world in need.

Longview church sets sights on 110 by 2010

At First Baptist Church in Longview, the goal is 110 by 2010—110 people who have come to Christ, been baptized and had their lives changed by the gospel—by Easter 2010.

Wayland leading staff to pray for needy

As part of its participation in Texas Hope 2010, Wayland Baptist University is encouraging all its staff members to work through a 30-day prayer guide that leads people to pray daily for the spiritually lost and physically hungry in Texas.

Mission to Japan clarifies calling for Wayland volleyball player

Haley Hill, a junior on Wayland Baptist University's volleyball team, always wanted to be a teacher and coach, and her summer in Japan did not change that calling. But it did solidify in her mind that she is called to be “on mission” even in her chosen career by intentionally living out her faith.

Missions has been foundation’s focus for quarter-century

Twenty-five years ago, Texas Baptists sensed God calling them to a task like none other they’d undertaken. The state’s population was exploding and diversifying. Evangelism efforts weren’t keeping pace with growth. In fact, they were losing ground, leaving a growing non-Christian population.

Church lets students open window on computers

Twice a week, people pack into Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama in Fort Worth for computer classes. For many in the class, it is the first time they have ever turned on a computer, clicked a mouse or used a program.

BGCT accesses $1 million from reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has accessed $1 million of Executive Board-approved reserve funds to help support the organization’s ministry as the economy slowly begins to pull out of the recession, officials announced.

Baylor study focuses on clergy sexual misconduct

In any given congregation with 400 adult members, seven women on average have been victims of clergy sexual misconduct since they turned 18, a new study reveals.



Around the State: O'Brien is visiting scholar in residence

Bill O’Brien, former vice president of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is serving as the visiting scholar in residence at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He will preach in the chapel service Sept. 8.

On the Move: DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor

DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor.
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