Who's in Charge?

Jesus Christ is the head of the church. But when it comes to ways Christians handle a church's day-to-day administrative chores and make decisions about budget and buildings, Baptist churches demonstrate remarkable diversity.

TBM helps Haitian amputee soccer team achieve a dream

Helping a team of amputee soccer players get to their World Cup venue might not seem like disaster relief, but Dick Talley with Texas Baptist Men said that is exactly what it is.

Teacher follows God’s calling to 11 countries in 11 months

Alecia DockeryAlecia Dockery from First Baptist Church in Denton will spend a month in the Philippines, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Romania, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and another Asian country serving with the World Race missions organization.


Youth leaders find R&R at Youth Ministry Conclave

As youth ministers and leaders from across Texas gathered at Youth Ministry Conclave on Oct. 11-13, they were greeted with a challenge to stop adding additional ministry or spiritual disciplines in an attempt to avoid spiritual emptiness and first learn to be refreshed by walking with Jesus.

CBF 2012 task force begins with listening sessions

A blue-ribbon task force assigned to study and recommend changes to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's structure has begun its work with a series of listening sessions as the organization seeks to move beyond the past and look toward the future.

CBF using earthquake rubble to build homes for Haiti families

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is entering a new relief phase in Haiti, moving families into permanent homes built from the rubble created by the Jan. 12 earthquake that left them homeless.

Global Christians protest China travel ban to Lausanne conference

On the eve of a global Christian conference set to begin Oct. 16, Christian groups in the United States and elsewhere are protesting the Chinese government’s decision to bar as many as 200 would-be participants from attending.

New polls show rising support for gay marriage, little change on abortion

Gay MarriageAbortion and gay rights appear to be decoupling as important dividing lines among Americans when it comes to social issues, according to recent surveys on values, faith and public life.


Baptist campaigns for Congo crimes justice

A Congolese-British Baptist who escaped death by firing squad in her home country three years ago is once again confronting the authorities to speak out against horrific human-rights abuses.

UMHB students build playhouses for children of military families

Dozens of military children received a large playhouse thanks to the efforts of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students and the Couch Cru, the student-spirit group dedicated to supporting Crusader athletic teams.  Ten student organizations and a faculty group constructed the Cru Playhouses.

Wayland students, employees demonstrate degree of difference

About 150 students, faculty and staff from Wayland Baptist University dedicated a recent Saturday morning to serve their community for the fifth annual Degree of Difference Day in Plainview.
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