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Austin ministry to internationals marks 40 years

Friendship International, an Austin ministry to Internationals, recently celebrated 40 years of service to women from all over the world—and making friends for Jesus.
       

BGCT forms Center for Effective Leadership

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has formed the Center for Effective Leadership to provide resources for pastors and other congregational leaders to develop leadership skills and practices.
       

Port Arthur church shares transformational hope

Whether it’s with refugees from Hurricane Katrina, new residents in the apartment complexes or families in homes, Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur is seeking to spread the gospel first by meeting people’s needs and building relationships.
       

Church called pastor 60 years ago; he never heard God say, ‘Move’

Fred SainFred Sain found his destiny as a 20-year-old junior at Baylor University. When he became pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church 60 years ago, he never looked back.
       

Hospital serves up gospel tray liners along with food

Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas is serving hope to people who eat in its facilities through a Gospel message on its cafeteria tray liners.
       

Christians embrace holistic ministry to make impact on poverty

Rather than responding to the needs of poor people by simply offering short-term relief, sponsors of the No Need Among You Conference challenged participants to move toward a biblical approach of holistic ministry with the poor.
       

Global Baptists responding to Pacific Rim disasters

Baptist relief agencies worked on several fronts to respond to humanitarian needs created by a series of tsunamis, earthquakes and tropical storms in Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands.
       

Executive Board recommends reduced BGCT budget for 2010

For the second consecutive year, the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a budget proposal reduced from the previous year.
       

Baptists appeal for aid after typhoon hits Southeast Asia

Baptists in the Philippines are appealing to the global Baptist community for donations as they gear up for relief efforts in the wake of a Sept. 26 typhoon that has killed 300 people there and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
       

Pakistani pastor asks world’s Baptists for prayer support

A pastor in Pakistan has asked his fellow Baptists around the world to pray for the nation’s beleaguered Christian community as it faces increasing pressure from the Muslim majority.
       

Update: Currie resigns as Texas Baptists Committed leader

Texas Baptists Committed, formed as a political organization two decades ago to resist a “fundamentalist takeover” of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has accepted the resignation of its executive director, David Currie, Sept. 28, effective immediately, reported Debbie Ferrier, chair of the TBC board of directors.
       
 
 

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