Hello, Texas Baptists. I spent a recent Sunday morning at Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco. I was thoroughly blessed by my time in this wonderful, healthy church. My prayers are with them as they contend faithfully for their community.
First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. We continue to pray for this great church as they go through the pastor-search process.Kathleen and I had a wonderful Sunday at
Your Baptist Building hosted more than 60 pastors for Welcome Pastor Day. These leaders came in from all over the state. It was a joy to celebrate their ministries and for us to get to know each other.
We had a great turnout to our [un]Apologetic conference for North Dallas. There were 589 attendees and 56 churches represented. Thanks to Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano and Pastor Trev Carpenter for hosting. Learn more about [un]Apologetic conferences, and find one near you, by clicking here.
The Love in Deed Refugee Summit is taking place Feb. 27-28 at Chinese Baptist Church in Houston. Registration is open, and you can click here to sign up. The main speaker will be Darrell Whiteman, cultural anthropologist and missiologist. Workshops will focus on best practices and models for refugee ministry. You won’t want to miss out.
The Christian Life Commission’s Advocacy Day is coming up March 5 in Austin. I hope you will be able to make it. Click here for more information.
I want to remind you of the Texas Baptist Golf Classic coming up April 27 at the TPC in San Antonio. By participating in this event, you are helping raise money for Texas Baptist disaster recovery efforts around the world. Please consider attending or sponsoring this event. Click here for more information.
Vacation Bible School Overviews are coming soon. Don’t miss out on this tool to help you make the best decisions for your ministry. Click here to learn more.
I hope your year is off to a great start. There is a lot in store for Texas Baptists in 2015. I’m excited about what is to come!
David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.