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Saddleback Church pledges $71 million over three years

Saddleback Church pledges $71 million over three years

Members of Saddleback Church have pledged to give $71 million over the next three years in the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in the Southern Baptist megachurch’s 35-year history.

       
SBC reports more churches serving fewer people

SBC reports more churches serving fewer people

Southern Baptists are adding more churches but serving fewer members who are giving fewer dollars, 2014 data compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources shows.

       
North Texas association launches initiative to pray for every home

North Texas association launches initiative to pray for every home

Churches of Collin Baptist Association wanted to emphasize prayer, starting with their own neighborhoods. Now, their vision is expanding across the state.

       
Ministry comes full circle for Texas Baptist musician

Ministry comes full circle for Texas Baptist musician

After serving in youth ministry almost a decade, Buna native Micah Tyler saw God provide opportunities and open doors to communicate the gospel creatively through songs.

       
Connecting faith and sports can be challenging, Truett Seminary professor says

Connecting faith, sports can be challenging, Truett professor says

A top athlete himself, John White says it can be difficult getting athletes, coaches and teams to see the value in acknowledging their bodies belong to Christ.

       
ommission backs off plan to allow historical racing terminals

Commission backs off plan to allow historical racing terminals

Opponents of gambling expansion in Texas haven’t entered the winner’s circle yet, but with the finish line in sight, they appear to have scored a major victory in defeating slot-machine-style historical racing terminals at horse and greyhound tracks.

       
San Angelo volunteers serve hungry bus passengers

San Angelo volunteers serve hungry bus passengers

First Baptist Church in San Angelo takes snack sacks to passengers on the afternoon bus that stops there each Sunday for one simple reason—hungry people.

       
Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Despite Americans’ shifting opinions on a range of moral and ethical issues, abortion foes have been encouraged by numbers showing opposition to abortion rights appears to have resisted serious slippage and is even gaining traction.

       
Around the State: HPU awards leadership honor

Around the State: HPU awards leadership honor

Howard Payne University’s Woman’s Club honored Debra Wilson with the 2015 Yellow Rose Award.

       

On the Move: Kyndall Rae Rothhaus

Kyndall Rae Rothhaus to Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco as pastor from Covenant Baptist Church in San Antonio.

       
Texas Tidbits: Editor receives lifetime achievement honor

Texas Tidbits: Editor receives lifetime achievement honor

Baptist Standard Editor Marv Knox has been named the fourth recipient of the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism by directors of Baptist News Global.

       
 
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