Baylor search committee develops presidential profile

Baylor University is looking for a mature Christian, a Baptist and a “servant leader” committed to academic excellence to become the school’s next president, according to a profile approved by the university's presidential search committee.

Texas Baptists test-launch statewide Bible distribution plan

Baptists in El Paso distributed nearly 250,000 CDs containing selected Scripture passages and Christian testimonies in a pilot launch of a campaign to share the gospel with every un-churched person in the state by Easter 2010.

Venezuelan Baptists learn about Hands On Ministry

Nearly 200 Venezuelan Baptists in two cities recently completed the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Hands on Ministry course, a resource to help Christians minister in difficult times and crises.

Religious leaders back common ground on abortion

A number of religious leaders are backing an effort to defuse the contentious debate over abortion with common-ground solutions that reduce the need for abortion by preventing unintended pregnancies and supporting women who might otherwise abort for economic reasons.

Baylor regents seek to learn ‘best practices’ of governance

A panel of national experts discussed “best practices” for governing boards of universities at the Baylor University’s board of regents annual retreat.

Baptist Briefs

Participants in GuideStone retirement programs can find their new account statements on GuideStone’s participant website,

Music & ministry speak volumes about All-State students’ faith

Members of the Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band shared their faith through song and deed in East Texas.

Around the State

A free information meeting and workshop will be offered Aug. 21 by Dillon International, an affiliate of Buckner International, for families interested in international adoption.

Baylor Alumni Association loses Web, e-mail, phone links to university

Baylor University graduates who want to reach their alumni association no longer can do it through the school’s phone system, e-mail or website.

National Guard, hospital had prepared for crash, pastor says

Both a National Guard unit that responded at the scene of a July 12 church-bus accident and the hospital where most of the victims were taken had recently received training for situations similar to what actually occurred, according to the congregation's pastor.

On the Move

Vernon Andrews has resigned as pastor of Friendship Church in Beeville.
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