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New Braunfels church believes in keeping it simple

New Generations Fellowship in New Braunfels is listening to its neighbors. And these newly formed relationships are fueling the recent church-start to serve roughly 130 people each Sunday—70 percent of them unchurched before attending.

LifeWay says 1 in 8 background checks finds criminal record

One in eight background checks conducted on volunteers or prospective employees through LifeWay Christian Resources found a criminal history that might have kept an individual from working or volunteering at a church, the Southern Baptist Convention publishing house reported Aug. 4.

Student missionary blogs tell stories of changed lives

Multiple students have written online reflections about serving in missions assignments on different continents, but they all have one message—being used by God to share his love.

TBCH Family Care Program celebrates 30 years of service

The Family Care Program started in 1979 when a woman walked into the office of Charles Wright, administrator of Texas Baptist Children’s Home, and asked if the program could care for her children while she turned her life around.

Health grants help deliver aid to communities

The Baptist Health Foundation has awarded health care-related grants totaling more than $43,000 to eight Baptist organizations in support of Texas Hope 2010.

VBS stands test of time in reaching families

Many discipleship and outreach ministries have come and gone over the years, but Vacation Bible School still is a mainstay for most Texas Baptist churches.

Carter planning return trip to Gaza

Former President Jimmy Carter said Aug. 7 he is planning a return trip to Gaza in an effort to focus international attention on what he describes as a humanitarian crisis.

Baptists challenged to overcome racial barriers

If they hope to represent Christ in the world, Baptists must find a "better way" of relating than the racism that has marred their witness for most of the past two centuries, participants in a multicultural gathering of Baptists heard.

Victim of church-bus crash takes center stage at memorial service

hensonMaggie Lee Henson didn't live long enough to realize her dream of becoming a star on Broadway, but she took center stage in a memorial service celebrating her life Aug.6 at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, La.

Wrap-up: BWA moves forward despite financial challenges

Despite a challenging financial outlook, Baptist World Alliance leaders have moved ahead with the election of a new division director, welcomed two additional member bodies and called for new initiatives in both intra-Baptist relations and Christian-Muslim dialogue.

BWA advances in spite of financial challenges

Despite a challenging financial outlook, Baptist World Alliance leaders moved ahead with the election of a new division director, welcomed two additional member bodies and called for new initiatives in both intra-Baptist relations and Christian-Muslim dialogue.
 
 
 
 
 
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