In Touch: At the Legacy Award ceremony

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Hello, Texas Baptists. On June 7, Kathleen and I had a great day at Independence Baptist Church near Brenham for the annual Legacy Award ceremony.

hardage david130David HardageThe Baptist General Convention of Texas honors and recognizes individuals who have played a significant role among Texas Baptists across all aspects of our work and ministry. It is important to our organization to celebrate those who make us who we are and who are working to leave a legacy that points to the work of Christ in this state through Baptist life. Honorees this year were Jim Culp and Bernie Spooner. Congratulations to both of these dedicated Baptist Christian leaders.

Bounce Student Disaster Recovery began its first summer mission in Dallas. Bounce is a pre-packaged mission experience that provides student ministries the opportunity to impact affected areas by being the hands and feet of Christ. Students from all over Texas and New Mexico have been serving.  Six more mission opportunities are scheduled this summer.  It’s not too late to register.

Mark your calendar for Conclave, Oct. 12-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. The keynote lineup is online. 

texas baptist voices right120Make your plans to attend the 2015 Texas Baptist Annual Meeting, Nov. 8-10 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. Our theme this year is “Deep Roots; Living Legacy.”

I want to make you aware of an important new Affordable Care Act law  that goes into effect July 1. This new law may seriously impact your church. Visit the link to learn how to be in compliance. If you have questions, contact our director of human resources, Rollie Richmond at rollie.richmond@texasbaptists.org.

David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.


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