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Around the State: Hispanic Education Fair set; Howell and Stripling to receive Legacy Awards

Around the State: Hispanic Education Fair set; Howell and Stripling to receive Legacy Awards

Educate Texas Hispanic Education Fair scheduled June 24 in San Antonio. Elmin Howell and Paul Stripling to receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards. 

       
First Buckner Family Pathways mom in Longview earns college degree

First Longview Buckner Family Pathways mom earns college degree

When Stephanie Fletcher recently walked across the stage of Kilgore College, she became the first Buckner Family Pathways resident in Longview to earn a college degree.

       
Certificate program opened doors to resort ministry

Truett certificate program opened doors to resort ministry late in life

Richard Baggett, who completed a ministry certificate program at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary at age 70, serves six months of the year as chaplain at an RV park in the Rio Grande Valley.

       
Texas band MercyMe wants to connect audiences to victory in Jesus

Texas band MercyMe seeks to connect fans to victory in Jesus

With the songs on their latest album LIFER, Texas-based band MercyMe hopes to encourage and equip audiences to live for what matters most and make a difference for eternity.

       
Former ERLC legislative counsel joins Trump administration

Former ERLC legislative counsel joins Trump administration

Shannon Royce, a former leader at the Family Research Council and the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has been appointed as the Trump administration’s director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

       
CBF announces cuts in staff, field personnel

CBF announces cuts in staff, field personnel

A 25 percent decrease in giving to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Offering for Global Missions prompted the organization to cut its budget and reduce the number of missions personnel on the field.

       
Couple renews lawsuit against LifeWay over Glorieta sale

Couple renews lawsuit against LifeWay over Glorieta sale

An Arkansas couple renewed their lawsuit that contests the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, asserting LifeWay Christian Resources misrepresented facts and withheld information to defraud property owners of fair value for homes built on leased land at the encampment.

       
Former state executive sues NAMB; agency denies interference

Former state executive sues NAMB; agency denies interference

The former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware sued the North American Mission Board, claming the agency defamed him and interfered with his employment. NAMB denies the charges and asked the court to dismiss the suit.

       
Around the State: Historical journal editor steps down; CLC elects officers

Around the State: Historical journal editor steps down; CLC elects officers

Mike Williams is stepping down as editor of Texas Baptist History, the journal of the Texas Baptist Historical Society. The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission elected officers. East Texas Baptist University received recognition for its Neighborhood Renewal Initiative.

       

On the Move: Bales and Beaty

Pastoral changes noted for churches in Del Valle and South Plains.

       
ExBd-CLC check

Chaotic culture needs compassionate Christians, Reeves tells Executive Board

Members of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a handful of business items during their spring meeting.

       
 
 
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