For Galveston church, disaster prompts showers of blessings

After Galveston was pounded by Hurricane Ike, First Baptist Church changed its ministry focus to help it's hurting neighors, helped by churches across the state.

Grace House takes women from prisons to missions

gracehouseGrace House in San Antonio offers women out of prison a chance to break free from their past and transition into society and a relationship with God.

HPU students make impact on community

More than 100 Howard Payne University students participated in Impact Weekend mission activities around Brownwood.

Lake Ivie Baptist Association seeks to distribute 10,000 gospel CDs

Lake Ivie Baptist Association purchased 10,000 multimedia gospel compact discs to help churches move forward with Texas Hope 2010 in a seven-county area.

Baytown-based band stresses care for the poor

By sharing messages of hurting people at their concerts, the Texas-based band Leeland hopes to encourage Christians to engage actively with a world in need.

Lyons loses bid to lead National Baptists again

An Alabama pastor was elected president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, overwhelmingly defeating Henry J. Lyons, the denomination’s former leader who was sent to prison for fraud.

Longview church sets sights on 110 by 2010

At First Baptist Church in Longview, the goal is 110 by 2010—110 people who have come to Christ, been baptized and had their lives changed by the gospel—by Easter 2010.

Wayland leading staff to pray for needy

As part of its participation in Texas Hope 2010, Wayland Baptist University is encouraging all its staff members to work through a 30-day prayer guide that leads people to pray daily for the spiritually lost and physically hungry in Texas.

Mission to Japan clarifies calling for Wayland volleyball player

Haley Hill, a junior on Wayland Baptist University's volleyball team, always wanted to be a teacher and coach, and her summer in Japan did not change that calling. But it did solidify in her mind that she is called to be “on mission” even in her chosen career by intentionally living out her faith.

Church-state groups press Holder to withdraw Bush-era hiring memo

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Supporters of the separation of church and state are urging Attorney General Eric Holder to fulfill a campaign promise by President Obama to combat religious discrimination in hiring.

Open mission positions may be ‘God moment,’ says SBC task force chair

ROGERS, Ark. -- Impending vacancies in the top leadership positions of the Southern Baptist Convention’s two mission boards offer unique opportunities for the denomination as it considers new ways to engage its mission enterprise, says the chair of a task force examining how the SBC should most effectively structure its missionary and funding mechanisms.

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