Irving church plants seeds of faith around the world

Desiring to make a global impact for Christ, First Baptist Church in Irving recently sent mission teams to Bangladesh, India, North Korea, Uganda, Honduras, Nicaragua and China, as well as St. Louis and Houston.

Mayberry Bible study asks: ‘What Would Andy Do?’

Joey Fann, who has written The Way Back to Mayberry, a study guide for small groups in churches, wonders what the calm lawman of Mayberry would make of America’s current collective agitation.

Family services agency, hospital team up for mobile medical partnership

Baptist Health System and Baptist Child & Family Services have launched a mobile medical partnership organizers say is focused on “driving health forward” in the San Antonio area.

Cowboy Church board removes Nolen from leadership post

The board of directors of the Texas/American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches voted unanimously in mid-September to terminate Executive Director Ron Nolen, who had led the organization since September 2006.

Pew report: Christians lack knowledge about world religions

Atheists, agnostics, Mormons and Jews appear to have a better understanding of world religions than Christians, according to a recent nationwide Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey.

Most Americans OK student religious speech, poll reveals

A majority of Americans—including those who do not practice any particular faith—think students should be able to express their religion in public schools, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center.

Playing ball, sharing faith a double play for Wayland senior

Infielder Calvin Bass turned a memorable double play each of the past three summers—playing the game he loves and serving the God he loves through Athletes in Action.

Mission to India provides Wayland group insights into Hinduism

Rick Shaw of Wayland Baptist University has spent many hours working in slums around the world, leading mission teams and sharing the gospel with people of different faiths. But this summer, Shaw led a small team to a mission field he never had experienced before and gave participants new insights into Hindus.

Retired ministers urged to listen to God’s voice

D.L. Lowrie, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Lubbock, challenged about 300 participants at the 12th annual Texas Baptist Retired Ministers/Missionaries Retreat at Glorieta to listen to God’s voice and see what he has in store for his people.

Donated facility a victory for two Tyler congregations

Park Heights Baptist Church in Tyler celebrated its 70th anniversary. And in the same service, the Anglo church turned the deed to its property over to Higher Heights Baptist Church, a predominantly African-American congregation.

Heaven’s Rain tells true story of sin, pain and forgiveness

Heaven's RainA son of Southern Baptist missionaries who survived the home-invasion murder of his parents in 1979 and later went on to advocate for victims’ rights as Oklahoma’s youngest-ever state senator brings his story to the big screen in a newly released independent film titled Heaven’s Rain.Video Included
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