Around the State

Howard Payne University will hold its Young Scholars and Summer Scholars programs June 15-19.

Baylor engineering students form national nonprofit

Baylor University’s Engineers with a Mission has expanded to Global Appropriate Technology Ministries. The organization will serve as a nonprofit engineering consulting agency for foreign mission projects around the world.

Baptist Briefs: Baptist Men, RA numbers increase

Although total church membership, Sunday school attendance and the number of baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention declined in 2008 from 2007, participation by men and boys in Baptist Men’s ministries and the Royal Ambassadors program for boys jumped almost 6 percent in 2008.

Former SBC president embraces creation care

James Merritt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, confessed to a group of Christian environmentalists his recent conversion to the cause of creation care.

Online micro-loan program for Third World business inspires student loan program

Inspired by an Internet program that allows donors to provide small loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations, a South Texas school launched a similar pilot program to help ministerial students complete their education without an oppressive debt load.

New Haven Ministries provides tons of hope

New Haven Ministries in Mineral Wells goes through a ton of food each week. Actually, it’s more than two tons.

On the Move

Danny Becknell to Clearfork Church in Luling as pastor.

SBC needs major overhaul, says writer of Great Commission Resurgence document

The lead author of a Great Commission Resurgence document circulating among Southern Baptist Convention leaders says a major overhaul of denominational structures must occur if the convention is going to engage younger pastors.

Arlington church and its partners seek to restore hope to Sierra Leone

Cindy Wiles and three other members of First Baptist Church in Arlington, Tx., recently returned from a visit to war-ravaged West Africa in preparation for Project Restore Hope: Sierra Leone.

Tallowood team helps build church in Mexico

Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston joined with members of Fork Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs, S.C., and Carmel Baptist in Charlotte, N.C., to build Primera Iglesia Bautista in Tetula del Vulcan, Mexico.

Texas Hope project to blanket Georgetown neighborhood with scripture

As part of Texas Hope 2010, the youth group at First Baptist Church in Georgetown is raising money to put Scripture in the 1,000 homes within a mile of the church’s facilities.
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