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To fulfill the Great Commission, lives must change

In order to fulfill the Great Commission, Christians must live their lives differently, according to featured Radical Engage speakers.

Texas WMU changing staffing approach

Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas is moving to a staffing approach that will involve several contract consultants rather than paid full-time program staff, at least during the interim executive leadership of Nelda Seal.

Church with woman pastor expects further rebuke from Georgia Baptists

A church denied voting rights in the Georgia Baptist Convention because it is led by a woman pastor could face further sanctions, Pastor Julie Pennington-Russell reports in the church newsletter.

Oklahoma Baptist foundation loses money in Madoff scandal

At least one Baptist group lost money as part of Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme. The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma said it lost $1.4 million, less than 1 percent of its assets, when third-party money managers invested in two of Madoff's allegedly fraudulent hedge funds.

Website seeks to rally support for women's ordination

A former Baptist General Convention of Texas employee and her husband of 47 years have started a website urging Baptist women to speak up for their rights to be ordained as deacons and senior pastors.

Prominent Dallas pastor accepts BGCT post

DenisonJim Denison has resigned as senior teaching pastor at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to become founding president of the Center for Informed Faith and theologian-in-residence with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Texas Tidbits: DBU receives gift for chapel organ

James and Sally Nation, members of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, donated $300,000 to Dallas Baptist University to provide an organ for the school’s the new Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel.

Around the State

The eighth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Singing will be held Feb. 7 in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary.

On the Move

Jim Adams to Creath-Brazos Association as interim director of missions.

Tyler church wants to provide hope for 100 children who need care

hope for 100Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler has been challenged by Pastor David Dykes to "make a difference in the lives of at least 100 children who are abused or neglected through adoption or foster care.”

Baylor Health Care president honored by hospital association

Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, has been named the recipient of the Texas Hospital Association’s Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration.

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