Breckenridge Village, CERI team up to help orphans

Two Baptist Child & Family Services programs have joined forces again in a special tradition. In anticipation of Children’s Emergency Relief International’s annual winter mission to Eastern Europe, residents from Breckenridge Village of Tyler knitted more than 375 warm wool hats to protect orphaned and impoverished children from frostbite.

CERI helps AIDS orphans cope with loss

Children’s Emergency Relief International Executive Director Dearing Garner recently took part in a three-day meeting in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where the focus was all about building resiliency and healing the emotional wounds of children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

At 60, CLC continues challenging, shaping Texas

Born with “a dream and an ache in the heart” 60 years ago, the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission has challenged and helped shape the state ever since.

G5 conference focuses on sharing the hope of Christ

The fifth generation of Texas Baptist church leaders is called to continue sharing the hope of Christ throughout the state, and they’ll do it in an environment unlike any in Texas history, Baptist General Convention of Texas leaders observed.

DBU students test soil, prepare ground for the gospel in Bangladesh

Dallas Baptist University students tested the soil of rural rice fields outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in the process helped a ministry to Muslims figuratively prepare the ground for planting the gospel.

North Texas church discovers its mission through Indian student

A chance encounter on a seminary campus led Bethel Baptist Church in Celina to focus its mission efforts on India.

Mikeschair challenges Christians to meet needs in Jesus’ name

Buckner shoesIn their concerts, members of the Christian band Mikeschair encourage audiences to change the world by sharing Jesus’ love with people in need—including orphans whose lives are touched by Buckner International's Shoes for Orphan Souls program.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 8-9 in McAllen, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

Harvard scholar holds the threads to social fabric

Harvard University scholar Robert Putnam's new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, plumbs the apparent divide between religious and nonreligious Americans.

American Shariah? That’s news to Muslims in U.S.

Many politicians ominously warn that Muslims are determined to impose Shariah law on the U.S. legal system. The odd thing is that no one is calling for Shariah—including and especially Muslims.

Students exposed to culture, adventure in Ecuador

A 10-member team from Wayland Baptist University spent two weeks in Ecuador on a mission and education trip.
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