Ministry network hailed as emerging trend

Participants at a CBF commissioning service prayed for six field personnel who are assuming new assignments and recognized representatives of a ministry network serving in China.



Baptist school cancels mission trip for church dismissed from SBC

A Kentucky Baptist university has, at the last minute, withdrawn its invitation to host a youth mission team from Texas after the Southern Baptist Convention disfellowshipped their church for its toleration of homosexuals.

ABCUSA delegates refuse to approve bylaw changes

While celebrating the denomination’s broad ethnic, regional and language diversity at their biennial meeting June 26-28, members of the American Baptist Churches USA  torpedoed a major restructuring.

Hispanic Baptist Convention elects new president, appoints committee

Victor Rodriguez, pastor of South San Filadelfia Baptist Church in San Antonio, was elected president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas in a close vote June 29.

Buckner suspends mission trips to Honduras

Buckner International temporarily is suspending travel by mission groups to Honduras in the wake of a coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.

BGCT seeks to put free GED program in each church

GEDThe Baptist General Convention of Texas has launched an effort that could put free General Equivalency Diploma programs in all its affiliated churches.

Around the State

Students from East Texas Baptist University joined with youth from Faith Church in Deport to deliver “blessing bags” to every home in the city.

One the Move: Brent Beasley to Broadway Church in Fort Worth

Brent Beasley to Broadway Church in Fort Worth as pastor from Second Church in Memphis, Tenn.

Baptist Briefs: Draper released from hospital

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Jimmy Draper was released from the hospital June 11 and is continuing his recovery from strep bacterial meningitis.

Graduation rates at religious schools outpace those at other universities

Religiously affiliated universities rank the highest nationwide in graduating their students, while hundreds of public and private universities fall far below the low average of graduated students, according to a recent report based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

U.S. laws chill Muslim philanthropy

Laws meant to eliminate terror financing are targeting Muslims unjustly, interfering with their right to practice Islam and resulting in a decline in charitable giving, the American Civil Liberties Union has charged.
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