Civil Rights tour eye-opening experience for 17 Baylor students

Seventeen Baylor University students and five faculty/staff facilitators traveled more than 2,700 miles in nine days on the Baylor Civil Rights tour.

Two Texas tribes seek to reopen illegal casinos

American Indian tribes in El Paso and East Texas want a “get out of jail free card” to reopen casinos closed by a Texas attorney general’s action and backed up by a federal court order, Suzii Paynter, director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission maintains.

DBU team joins Habitat for Humanity collegiate challenge

Eighteen Dallas Baptist University students joined groups from 13 other universities to build nine houses as a part of one of the annual collegiate challenge weeks Habitat for Humanity holds in Columbus, Ga.

ETBU students make impact from upper Midwest to South Texas

Two teams of East Texas Baptist University students spent spring break at sites 1,400 miles apart—building with a Habitat for Humanity project in Laredo and ministering in inner-city Chicago.

HBU students offer clean water, Living Water

HBU students helped drill a water well for the city of Telica, near Leon, Nicaragua, in cooperation with Living Water International.

KidsHeart volunteers build homes, share Christ along Rio Grande

Texas churches joined forces from El Paso to the Lower Rio Grande Valley during spring break to build homes and share Christ through KidsHeart, a combined effort of Buckner International and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas.

Mission Jackson County provides extreme makeover for more than 50 homes

First Baptist Church in Edna tackled 53 missions projects in 10 days during its Mission Jackson County emphasis.

Volunteers help storm victims rebuild lives out of the rubble

bricksDuring spring break, hundreds of volunteers from across the state and around the country descended on southeast Texas to continue clean-up efforts left over from Hurricane Ike.


Texas Hope: Port Lavaca Baptists will prayerwalk their city

The congregations of Port Lavaca are coming together to prayerwalk their entire city following Easter.

Students experience church planting in Canada

Bell Baptist Association’s Mission Director Tom Henderson, an adjunct instructor at UMHB, organized a class field trip to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. There, UMHB students shadowed church planters and received insight about Christianity in the region.

Howard Payne University names presidential search committee

Howard Payne University has appointed a committee that includes trustees, along with faculty, staff, student body and alumni representatives to search for the school’s next president.

Evolution foes score split decision in State Board of Education

After a 7-7 vote allowed expiration of a requirement that Texas high school students evaluate the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution, the State Board of Education passed new standards calling on biology students to “analyze, evaluate and critique” scientific theories.

Students get international experience close to home

Sixteen Howard Payne University students spent spring break in Fort Worth, working with refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia.

UMHB alum fulfills calling by making friends for Christ in China

Brittany PhillipsLast fall, UMHB alum Brittany Phillips went back to college. This time, it’s in another language and in China—a country whose people grabbed her heart years ago and wouldn’t let go until she returned to stay longer and make a difference.

Sense of calling characterizes church's commitment to Boy Scouts

Adult leaders of the Scouting program at First Baptist Church in Texarkana view it as a ministry.
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