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Callam announces plans to retire as BWA general secretary

Callam announces plans to retire as BWA general secretary

Neville Callam announced his intention to retire as general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance Dec. 31, 2017.

       
Advance directives are gifts to loved ones, health care professionals say

Advance directives are gifts to loved ones, health care professionals say

Conversations about end-of-life care may be the most precious gifts imaginable for loved ones, some Baptist hospital administrators and chaplains insist.

       
CommonCall: Rebuild, repair and restore community

CommonCall: Rebuild, repair and restore community

Royal Haven Baptist Church in Farmers Branch has a vision rooted in Isaiah 58:12—to rebuild, repair and restore its community.

       
Ten strategies to fight hunger

Ten strategies to fight hunger

The faith community action team of the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions identifed 10 proven strategies to fight hunger.

       
Michael W. Smith helps audiences find hope, healing and hymns

Michael W. Smith helps audiences find hope, healing and hymns

By combining songs rooted in a firm foundation of faith with a desire to influence future generations, Michael W. Smith hopes his latest album, Hymns II, Shine On Us, brings new life to old hymns.

       
Around the State: UMHB recognizes servant leaders; ETBU fills Christmas shoeboxes

Around the State: UMHB recognizes servant leaders; ETBU fills Christmas shoeboxes

Two seniors at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor receive awards for servant leadership. Student athletes at East Texas Baptist University fill shoeboxes with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

       

On the Move: Everett and Taylor

Church staff changes noted for congregations in Temple and Houston.

       
CommonCall: Connecting with the community

CommonCall: Connecting with the community

Pastor Rob Johnson sees the food-distribution program at Christian Family Baptist Church in San Antonio as a vital community ministry—not only to the 1,300 clients it serves, but also to the volunteers who make it possible.

       
How to help hungry Texas children

How to help hungry Texas children

In Texas, one child out of four lives in poverty. But churches are helping to make a difference, said Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative.

       
CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

Robert and Martha Haydon have spent decades using the giftedness God placed in their hands for his praise. For the last 40 years, they have played the organ and piano at First Baptist Church in Brenham.

       
Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor University’s board of regents announced plans to make public the minutes and agendas of all future meetings, but a group of donors and alumni calling for reform at the university wants more.

       
 
 

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