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Messengers to the Sabine Valley Baptist Association annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Newton adopted a resolution affirming “belief in the biblical account of creation."

Exegesis, narrative both necessary in preaching, Gregory says

As a part of a BGCT annual meeting workshop designed to help churches proclaim the words of Jesus Christ found in Acts 1:8, Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Seminary in Waco, demonstrated two ways in which this verse can be preached.


Valley Reach touches lives, strengthens churches

The Valley Reach outreach program saw more than 760 people make first-time commitments to Christ and another 430 rededicate their lives. By the time Valley Reach ends in a couple of weeks, it will have involved more than 48 projects and 82 churches.


Texas Baptists provide supplies for victims of violence in Mexico

Texas Baptists and Buckner International delivered food and supplies to 300 Mexicans displaced Nov. 10 from their homes in a colonia south of Falcon Lake, an area controlled by drug cartels.


CERI campaign aims to help small businesses in Sri Lanka  

Children’s Emergency Relief International launched a GlobalGiving fund-raising campaign to help foster parents and orphaned adolescents in Sri Lanka start or expand a small business.

Young Christians seek community among the poor

About a dozen young Christian men and women have made the rough-and-tumble Barberry Village complex in Gresham, Ore., their home. Their goal: create a sense of community in a chaotic neighborhood overrun with drugs, prostitution and gangs.

Foster care group home offers refuge in perilous city

Violence in Juarez, Mexico, hasn't prevented the children and staff at the Buckner International foster group home from reaching out, said Buckner Mexico Director Juan Carlos Milan.

Libel suit by South Texas church starter dismissed

A libel case brought against the Baptist Standard, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and other parties by church-starter Otto Arango has been settled.

Texas Baptists choose morning of missions activity

More than 200 participants at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting ventured out of the McAllen Convention Center to pray for people in need, care for the hungry and share the hope of Christ.Video Included



Hope invigorates, new president tells BGCT

God is calling Texas Baptists to meet the challenges before them to claim and spread the hope that God provides, Victor Rodriguez said during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting sermon.


Wayland graduate from Japan recalls experiences

Forty-seven years after Yoshiko Shiga Burke crossed the Wayland Baptist University stage to receive her diploma, she looks back fondly on her time at the school and the influence it had on her teaching career in her native Japan.
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