Presidential prayer effort proves to be bipartisan

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Presidential Prayer Team has lost some members but gained more in its transition to praying for new president Barack Obama.

Student ministries serve state, Baptist schools, but not in same way

Baptist Student Ministries serve a different role in the lives of students at Baptist universities than at state schools—and somewhat different than what alumni may recall from their long-ago Baptist Student Union days. But different doesn’t mean less important, collegiate ministry leaders insist.

Prayers become reality for collegiate ministry

Growth at Tyler Junior College Baptist Student Ministries is the result of 20 years of prayer and preparation.

Money raised, no one voted off the ranch during Survivor weekend

Participants in Texas State University’s Baptist Student Ministries recently were able to incorporate fun and a bit of Survivor-style derring-do into an effort to raise money for missions.

TBM Builders construct furniture for Bulgarian ministry to youth

Texas Baptist Men Builders constructed 48 pieces of solid oak furniture recently for a residential program for at-risk teenaged young men in Bulgaria.

Texas Hope 2010: Richardson students help homeless

During a Disciple Now weekend, students at First Baptist Church in Richardson took time to show their community they cared about it.

Vela announces bid for Hispanic Baptist presidency

Angel Vela, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Westway in El Paso, has announced he will allow his nomination for president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.

WMU board sets Texas missions goal, hears update on personnel issues

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board approved a $5.167 million giving goal for the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions—and a list of allocations that restored some familiar ministries initially left out or dramatically reduced last year.

Calling–not ordination–the crucial question on women in ministry

Asking whether women should be ordained to the ministry is the wrong question, Baptist professor Curtis Freeman insisted. “The question is, ‘Who is being gifted in the church?’”

Groups oppose rules limiting books in prison chapels

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among several religious and civil-liberties groups objecting to proposed rules giving federal prisons more leeway to ban religious books that officials believe could incite violence or criminal behavior.

Evangelical groups protest religion law in Kyrgyz Republic

Evangelical leaders in the Kyrgyz Republic are protesting a new religion law they say significantly restricts religious freedom in the officially secular country.
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