In Ellis County, hope is just a phone call away

Members of 14 churches in Ellis Baptist Association called about 10,000 people to discover needs and offer hope as part of the Texas Hope 2010 emphasis.

BGCT asks church to clarify its position on homosexual behavior

Baptist General Convention of Texas leaders have announced they will escrow any money received from a North Dallas church until it clarifies its position on homosexual behavior.

Georgia Baptists target second church with woman pastor

For the second straight year, the Georgia Baptist Convention is poised to cut ties with a church over the issue of women in ministry.

Super Summer Reunion set at DBU

The BGCT youth evangelism office, in conjunction with Dallas Baptist University, will host Super Summer Reunion April 10-- an afternoon packed with worship, reconnecting with friends and a preview of this summer's events.

ETBU collects Buckets of Hope for Haiti

A wall of more than 150 five-gallon buckets packed with food filled the platform during a recent chapel service at East Texas Baptist University. The display showed what the students, staff, and faculty had donated to the Buckets of Hope national campaign for Haiti relief. 

Texas WMU board sets missions offering goal at $4.105 million

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board of directors approved a $4.105 million 2010 goal for the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions—down more than $1 million from last year’s goal.

Texas Baptists give $25,000 to Chilean earthquake relief

The Baptist General Convention of Texas provided $25,000 to the Baptist Union of Chile to help meet needs following a report that half of the 500 churches in the convention reported major damage following a massive earthquake.

Great Commission Task Force head surprised at backlash to report

The head of a task force appointed last summer to recommend ways to make the Southern Baptist Convention more effective in reaching the lost said he was surprised by negative reaction to parts of the group's preliminary report.

Baptists decry Texas education board’s curriculum votes

A Texas board that vets curriculum standards for the nation’s second-largest textbook market has voted, along party lines, to leave an indelible conservative imprint on history, social-studies and economics courses. And the effects won't be felt in the Lone Star State alone.

Last Baptist worker held in Haiti faces new charge

The last of 10 Americans held in Haiti on suspicion of kidnapping now faces a new charge stemming from an earlier alleged attempt to bus child earthquake victims to the Dominican Republic three days before the 10 Baptist church-group volunteers were arrested at the border Jan. 29.

Around the State

The eighth Congreso Hispano de Predication at Baptist University of the Americas will be held March 26-27 and feature an internationally known Mexican pastor and celebrate the ministry of the late Texas Baptist leader Rudy Sanchez.

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