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VBS stands test of time in reaching families

Many discipleship and outreach ministries have come and gone over the years, but Vacation Bible School still is a mainstay for most Texas Baptist churches.
       

Carter planning return trip to Gaza

Former President Jimmy Carter said Aug. 7 he is planning a return trip to Gaza in an effort to focus international attention on what he describes as a humanitarian crisis.
       

Baptists challenged to overcome racial barriers

If they hope to represent Christ in the world, Baptists must find a "better way" of relating than the racism that has marred their witness for most of the past two centuries, participants in a multicultural gathering of Baptists heard.
       

Victim of church-bus crash takes center stage at memorial service

hensonMaggie Lee Henson didn't live long enough to realize her dream of becoming a star on Broadway, but she took center stage in a memorial service celebrating her life Aug.6 at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, La.
       

Wrap-up: BWA moves forward despite financial challenges

Despite a challenging financial outlook, Baptist World Alliance leaders have moved ahead with the election of a new division director, welcomed two additional member bodies and called for new initiatives in both intra-Baptist relations and Christian-Muslim dialogue.
       

BWA advances in spite of financial challenges

Despite a challenging financial outlook, Baptist World Alliance leaders moved ahead with the election of a new division director, welcomed two additional member bodies and called for new initiatives in both intra-Baptist relations and Christian-Muslim dialogue.
       

Garland layman to be nominated for BGCT first VP

JacksonCiting a need for greater lay involvement and strategic planning in Texas Baptist leadership, retired electronics industry executive Ed Jackson has announced his intention to allow his nomination for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
       

Shreveport girl dies from injuries in church-bus crash

A July 12 rollover of a bus carrying a Shreveport, La., Baptist church youth group to a summer camp has claimed a second fatality.
       

NAMB trustees consider removing agency head

Two months after passing a resolution unanimously praising the direction of the North American Mission Board and affirming President Geoff Hammond for "exemplary, unique leadership and vision," NAMB trustees will meet Aug. 11 to consider removing him from office.
       

Scholar says Jamaican slave revolt has lessons for all

The story of an African-Caribbean Baptist slave's 19th-century revolt holds theologically liberating implications for all Christians, an international Baptist scholar said July 29.
       

Howard Payne elects president; two nominees presented

EllisWhen it came to voting on Howard Payne University’s new president, trustee board members chose between two nominees—Hardin-Simmons University Provost Bill Ellis, who was recommended by the presidential search committee, and veteran denominational worker Chris Liebrum, who was nominated from the floor. Trustees elected Ellis over Liebrum by a 19-14 vote.
       
 
 
 
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