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Baptist churches draw gay-rights supporters’ protests

About 100 people stood outside First Baptist Church of Dallas Nov. 9 to protest a sermon publicized on the church marquee with the title, “Why gay is not OK.”
       

Katy church ministers to victims in Galveston

Redeemer Community Church in Katy went outside its walls one Sunday morning to help people in Galveston who no longer had walls.
       

Pastors often find church roadmaps quite confusing

Most pastors of small Baptist churches see what God is calling their congregations to be and do and have laid the groundwork for accomplishing the mission, but their efforts are frustrated by “turf” battles and a failure to clarify and evaluate plans, according to a new study by LifeWay Research.
       

Activists arrested, but not at DBU & Southwestern

Three gay-rights activists were arrested on the campus of Baptist-affiliated Union University and others were arrested on other campuses, but not at Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
       

DBU students, staff serve from Southeast Texas to South Korea

Three teams of Dallas Baptist University students and staff used their fall break to served in Houston, rural Louisiana and South Korea.
       

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie president, refer name change to Executive Board

lowrie stricklandAt a Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting that drew the lowest number of registered messengers in 59 years, participants elected the convention’s first second-generation president, deferred action on a proposed name change for the BGCT and approved a reduced budget for 2009.
       

Texas Baptists challenged to think and act missionally

The call to involve churches in missions and engage members to share the gospel took center stage during missions night at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
       

Hispanic Rally focuses on salvation and its effects on family

International evangelist Alberto Mottesi condemned adultery, pornography and family violence, telling Hispanic Texas Baptists a relationship with Jesus was the way out of family problems caused by sin.
       

Combined TBM, WMU rally celebrates 100 years of missions education for boys

A joint meeting of Texas Baptist Men and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, prior to the Baptist General Convention annual meeting, 100 years in the making—a celebration for both entities marking the centennial anniversary of the Royal Ambassadors program for boys.
       

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie, Strickland

Messengers to the BGCT annual meeting elected as president David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church in Canyon, and as first vice president, Carolyn Strickland, a deacon at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

 

       

New BGCT president sees 100 percent mandate for positive change

David Lowrie won the Baptist General Convention of Texas president’s race with 53 percent of the votes cast, but he believes messengers to the annual meeting issued a unanimous mandate for change.
       
 
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