Volunteers repair Hope House Houston while the ministry repairs lives

Hope House Houston is transforming 13 dilapidated homes to help people recovering from addictions get back on their feet.

Volunteers share gospel with fans of life in the fast lane

Brightly colored cars whiz by at speeds nearing 200 mph in front of 200,000 cheering fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. And since the speedway opened in 1997, more than 100 volunteers with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries have ministered to those race fans, sharing the love of Christ with them.

Chair notes ‘enormous progress’ by SBC task force

The Great Commission Resurgence Task Force has made “great, enormous progress” and plans to present a substantial report during the February meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee in Nashville, Tenn., Chairman Ronnie Floyd said.

Cedar Hill church gives apartment residents Thanksgiving food

Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill gave an apartment complex a reason to be a little more thankful this Thanksgiving season.

Texas Hope 2010 effort must be based on prayer, bathed in prayer

Texas Hope 2010 is possible, but not without God’s people spending ample time on their knees, said Paul Powell, dean emeritus of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, during a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Fort Worth church helps foster teens’ transition to adulthood

University Baptist Church in Fort Worth is providing 18- to 21-year-old young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system much-needed support as they begin life on their own.

Judge in Tajikistan orders Baptist church to close

A judge in Tajikistan has ordered a Baptist church in the capital city, Dushanbe, to cease meetings in a private home, saying that housing codes and a new religion law require houses of worship to register with the government.

Grand jury to review police shooting of Georgia minister

A north Georgia prosecutor says he will let a grand jury decide whether to bring criminal charges against undercover police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Baptist minister during a botched drug sting.

Baptist state conventions feeling effects of economy

Feeling the effects of a bad economy, several Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated state and regional conventions reduced budgets in annual meetings held in recent weeks across the nation.

Leaders seek to end Texas hunger by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.

Baptist agency offers training for Moldova’s foster parents

Foster parents in Moldova recently received parenting training, thanks to Children’s Emergency Relief International, the overseas division of Baptist Child & Family Services.

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