Pastorless periods allow church to reflect

At any given time, roughly 600 Baptist General Convention of Texas-affiliated churches are without a pastor. Many churches view these periods as times between leaders, but they can be much more, according to BGCT Pastorless Church Consultant Karl Fickling.

Faith leaders urge G-20 summit to remember the poor

U.S. religious leaders including the missions coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship said the Sept. 24-25 G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh provided a unique opportunity to raise their concern about the plight of the world's poor.

Newspaper ad leads to 31 outdoor baptisms by East Texas church

First Baptist Church in Cleveland has fully grasped the Texas Hope 2010 vision to share the gospel with all Texans by Easter 2010. Their proof—31 new believers baptized during an open call baptism service and Southern-gospel concert held on the lawn of the church.

Maggie Lee for Good honors memory of girl killed in bus crash

The parents of a girl who died this summer from injuries received in a church-bus wreck are asking 13,000 people to keep her memory alive by doing something good on Oct. 29 -- which would have been her 13th birthday.

Texas Baptists Committed to seek new leader

Texas Baptists Committed, formed as a political organization two decades ago to resist a “fundamentalist takeover” of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, soon will be seeking a new executive director and relocating its office.

Update: Baylor asks alumni association to move in-house

The tense relationship between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association may have reached a potential turning point—or boiling point—Sept. 19 when the university presented the alumni association a proposal asking the group to give up its independent nonprofit status and come under the authority of Baylor administration.

Students address domestic hunger

Students at Wake Forest University and Baylor University are feeding their communities through the Campus Kitchens Project.

Nilson Fanini, former BWA president, dies at 77

Nilson Fanini, Brazilian pastor and evangelist who served as president of the Baptist World Alliance from 1995 to 2000, died Sept. 19. He was 77.


Morris Chapman planning to retire

Morris Chapman, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced plans Sept. 21 to retire at the end of September 2010.

Around the State

Leland Ryken will address “The Bible as a Literary Classic” as the third installment of Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Museum lecture series Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

On the Move

Neal Alexander to Hagerman Church in Sherman as pastor.
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