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From $20 seeds, church yields $12,500 for hunger offering

With leadership from children and youth, members of Wilshire Baptist Church gave about $12,500 to the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger on Palm Sunday.

Board affirms proposal to dissolve WorldconneX, let BGCT assume its functions

The WorldconneX board of directors affirmed a move April 17 that would dissolve the organization and incorporate its primary functions into the work of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff.

Around the State: May by the Bay

May By the Bay, a senior adult retreat held at Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios, will be held May 4-7.

Addison Road wants to help young people navigate life’s journey

Members of the worship band Addison Road are enjoying their ride into prominence in Christian music. But ministry remains the group’s focus.

Baptist Briefs

Frank Paschall, who served as Southern Baptist Convention president from 1966 to 1968, died April 10 at his home in Nashville, Tenn. He was 86.

Russian Angels to land in Dallas this summer

Ten Russian orphans will make the trip of a lifetime as they travel across the world to stay with American host families this August.

Casinos produce no products—only addiction

In 2005, the Sands Casino bought an abandoned steel plant in Bethlehem, Pa., and turned it into a casino. Now, casino promoters want Texas to bet its future on similar construction, and that’s the kind of gamble that’s ripe to go bad, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission.

Record crowd attends Congreso; more than 700 faith commitments

Congreso saw a record attendance of nearly 5,000 students, many of whom swarmed the altar to make spiritual decisions.

Churches can connect hungry to government programs

Working with existing programs can help churches meet the needs of more hungry people without expending extra funds.

Heart for people, respect for biblical principles should guide ministers

The ethical instructions of the Bible are just as relevant today as when they were penned, retired educator and ethicist Ebbie Smith told a group of South Texas pastors at a seminar on ministerial ethics.

Texas Hope 2010: Simultaneous prayer on children's home campuses

To kick off its Texas Hope 2010 efforts, Children at Heart Ministries launched 30 days of simultaneous prayer on all its ministry campuses April 13.
 
 
 
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