City Reach Houston prayer event planned

cityreachChristians across the Houston area will join together at Discovery Green on Nov. 1 to seek the face of God to bring spiritual and physical healing to Houston during the City Reach Houston Prayer Gathering for Transformation.

Proposed committee will study annual meeting participation

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Houston, Nov. 16-17, will be asked to create a committee to study why their numbers have been diminishing in recent years—and what can be done to reverse the trend.

Texas WMU interim leader advises caution, prayer in search for director

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board of directors must step forward and be guided by prayer in their search for a director, Nelda Seal, interim executive director-treasurer for the WMU of Texas, told the board’s October meeting.

Cuban Baptists released from jail

Two Cuban Baptist leaders held two weeks while authorities investigated what they regarded suspicious economic activity have reportedly been released from jail.

Around the State

 Hardin-Simmons University presented awards to several alumni during homecoming activities Oct. 15-16. Joe Sharp received the John J. Keeter Jr.

On the Move

Jason Anderson to Trinity Church in Sherman as pastor, where he was youth minister.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist University of the Americas will host a breakfast during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting to celebrate BGCT’s role in Hispanic education, Nov. 17.

Baptist Briefs: IMB dips into contingency funds

International Mission Board Treasurer David Steverson told trustees of the agency the mission board faces a budget shortfall “crisis.”

Russian Baptists schedule historic rally with Orthodox, Catholics

MOSCOW (ABP) -- An Oct. 15 meeting between high-level representatives of Russia’s Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox communities resulted in the scheduling of a historic multi-confessional Christian rally for early next year, according to a Russian Baptist press release.

Texas Hope at Children at Heart Ministries

Children at Heart Ministries is encouraging those it helps to use Texas-shaped banks to fund care for others in need.

Harvest Day puts Tyler church on sound footing

Harvest Day high attendance and giving emphasis at First Baptist Church in Tyler put the church back in the black financially—and then some.
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