Homeless men from Waco help repair homes in Galveston

Four men from Mission Waco’s homeless shelter joined four Baylor University students and two-dozen other volunteers with Waco’s Church Under the Bridge on a recent mission trip to Galveston.

Church has shaped its community by meeting needs—for 118 years

A new book by Rob and Tiffany Fink titled Love Unbounded: The Influence of the First Baptist Church of Abilene, Texas, chronicles how the church played a key role in shaping the city which has grown with it.

IMB receives funds from BGCT; blog claims to the contrary ‘erroneous’

Lottie MoonA recordkeeping glitch prompted some Baptist bloggers erroneously to accuse the Baptist General Convention of Texas of escrowing funds from the Lottie Moon Offering to improve its cash flow. 

Baptists minister to war victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government has declared victory in its 26-year civil war, but a resulting humanitarian crisis is far from over. BWAid Director Paul Montacute asked Baptists worldwide to support Sri Lankan Baptists in helping those in need by donating to BWAid's Emergency Relief Fund.

WorldconneX dissolved, BGCT staff assumes key functions

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a recommendation to dissolve the WorldconneX missions network as a freestanding entity and incorporate its key elements into the convention’s newly realigned Center for Evangelism/Missions.

New Baylor regents elected, budget approved

Baylor University’s board of regents have elected Dary Stone of Dallas to serve a one-year term as chair. He succeeds Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo.

Around the State

Families interested in international adoption are invited to a free workshop hosted by Dillon International, an affiliate of Buckner International, June 12, to learn about the adoption process, fees and available children.

On the Move

Jamie Allen to Wilshire Church in Dallas as student ministry assistant.

Texas tidbits: Baylor dean honored at Atlanta conference

Diana Garland, dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, was honored at The Orange Conference in Atlanta for her book, Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide.

BCFS program offers last chance for troubled youth

The Baptist Child & Family Services juvenile justice program is a last alternative for troubled teens whose run-ins with the law have landed them one step away from state lock-up.

Baptist blogger sues police, prosecutors for outing him

A formerly anonymous blogger who criticized his prominent Southern Baptist pastor has sued police and state prosecutors for revealing his identity to the church even though an investigation showed he had done nothing illegal.
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