In Touch: Back from BWA World Congress

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Hello, Texas Baptists. It’s great to be back in Texas! I enjoyed celebrating the risen Lord with Baptists from around the world at the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Durban, South Africa.

hardage david130David HardageUpon returning, I had a great day preaching at First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. They are a fun and exciting body of believers, yet they never compromise the truth of God’s word, the Bible.

I had the privilege of speaking to a group of folks participating in a disaster recovery mission trip for families in Galveston. Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery partnered with First Baptist Church of Galveston in this mission effort.

Go Now Missions has nine semester missionaries and 53 campus missionary interns serving this fall. Please join us in praying for these students this semester. Baptist Student Ministry will send 153 missionaries to Texas universities this year. They retreated at Dallas Baptist University recently. The harvest is plentiful!

River Ministry has a great opportunity of providing Organic House Church Kits for churches in need or churches just starting. 

Worship Summit West and Worship Summit South are coming in September. Texas Baptist Worship Summits are offered several times a year and create a forum for worship pastors and other leaders to discover and discuss current trends in music and worship. 

texas baptist voices right120Congratulations to Hannah Mathes from First Baptist Church in Carrollton, this year’s first-place winner at the National Speakers’ Tournament. Read her story by clicking here.

Register your church messengers online for the 2015 annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Nov. 8-10 in Frisco at the Dr Pepper Arena. 

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

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