Amarillo Baptists offer living water to fairgoers

Amarillo Area Baptist Association volunteers served 7,300 cups of water and distributed 325 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia gospel compact discs during the Tri-State Fair.

Wayland Missions Center outlines five-year goals, develops strategies

More than 30 community and church leaders—including representatives from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations of churches in West Texas—met recently to develop goals for Wayland Baptist University’s Missions Center.

Crash victim remembered with random acts of kindness

On Oct. 29 lawyers took cases pro bono, a man installed a water heater for a disabled man who previously showered on his back porch and a man stopping to give a stranded motorist a jump wound up replacing her battery. All were acts of kindness to mark what would have been the 13th birthday of a girl killed this summer by injuries received in a church-bus accident.

Messengers approve CP funds to lawsuits, two allocation options offered

RAYTOWN -- Missouri Baptist congregations will have to formally vote during a church business meeting if they wish to protect their Cooperative Program gifts from being used to fund ongoing legal action. Messengers to the 175th Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting adopted an Executive Board recommendation that establishes CP allocation plans. Plan A, the default plan, designates 3 percent of CP allocations to be used to pay legal costs.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-17 in Houston have been presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

Court in Uzbekistan finds Baptists guilty

 A judge in Uzbekistan has found three Baptist leaders guilty of tax evasion and involving children in religious activities without their parents' permission, ending a high-profile trial in the Uzbek capital city of Tashknet Oct. 29.

Baylor withdraws proposal to alumni association (Updated)

Baylor University has withdrawn its proposal to the Baylor Alumni Association, citing lack of a positive response to a request that the group give up its independent nonprofit status and come under the authority of Baylor administration.

Southwestern adopts statement asserting male headship

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has adopted a policy statement that declares men and women equal before God but created for specific roles of headship and submission in the church and home.

Commission hopes religious freedom report will serve as ‘call to action’

An independent government panel that monitors global religious-freedom conditions thanked the State Department for its latest comprehensive report on the subject Oct. 26, but said the administration could move more boldly to protect freedom of conscience in some places.

MBC messengers increase authority of Executive Board over lawsuits

Messengers to the 175th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention broadened the authority of the MBC Executive Board to resolve ongoing lawsuits against five formerly related entities in their morning session on October 27 at First Baptist Church, Raytown.

Fire destroys most of Kerens church buildings

Fire burned down most of the facilities of First Baptist Church in Kerens Oct. 18. The blaze incinerated the sanctuary, children’s area, nursery, office and library. Only the youth and education building remains standing.
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