On the Move

David Matthews to Royal Lane Church in Dallas as pastor.

Passion for creation care motivates MK from Kenya

Craig Sorley told students at Wayland Baptist University how he came to co-found Creation Care and why good stewardship "begins with a change in attitude toward natural resources."

Steve Fee shares music, message and mission

While leading worship at this year’s Texas Baptist Youth Ministry Conclave, Steve Fee shared messages of hope and encouragement with youth workers who minister in the context of the struggles and challenges students face.

Austin church gave mobile home park word of hope

Many churches sponsor fun-filled fall festivals with costumes, candy, games and bounce houses. Primera Iglesia Bautista in Austin offered a bit more—a helping hand and word of hope for people going through hard times.

Baylor University center seeks to place social workers in congregations

Placing social workers in congregations to help community members deal with practical and financial issues—as well as emotional and spiritual needs—is the aim of Walking Alongside, a project of the Center for Family and Community Ministries in Baylor University’s School of Social Work, said Jon Singletary, center director.

First Baptist Church Dallas launches $130 million building project

First Baptist Church in Dallas has launched a $130 million building project that includes the congregation's first entirely new sanctuary since the 1890s.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is hosting a pair of lectures this week. Marty McMahone will speak at noon Nov. 5 on “Making the Bible Stick” as a part of the College of Christian Studies’ Ministers Forum. Debbie Potts will speak at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 on “Navigating Personal Storms” as a part of the College of Humanities’ lecture series.

On the Move

Mark Borum has resigned as minister of music at First Church in Richmond and is available for interims.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Child & Family Services recently was named one of the top workplaces in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News.

Dallas Baptist University dedicates Pilgrim Chapel

Dallas Baptist University officially dedicated the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel Oct. 16. The 80,000 square-foot facility seats more than 1,300 students in its sanctuary.

ETBU plunges into Texas Hope 2010

The ETBU office of spiritual development distributed to each faculty and staff member a copy of the “Hope 2010, Call to Prayer” guide.

Plenty of food if everyone shares, university leaders learn

A world hunger simulation meal helps at Dallas Baptist University helped participants understand there is plenty of food in the world, but it is not distributed equally. More than 50 percent of the world struggles each day to attain necessities, often feeling the grip of hunger, CLC Director Suzii Paynter said.

Amarillo Baptists offer living water to fairgoers

Amarillo Area Baptist Association volunteers served 7,300 cups of water and distributed 325 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia gospel compact discs during the Tri-State Fair.

Wayland Missions Center outlines five-year goals, develops strategies

More than 30 community and church leaders—including representatives from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations of churches in West Texas—met recently to develop goals for Wayland Baptist University’s Missions Center.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-17 in Houston have been presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.
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