In Touch: Preaching, Pastor Day, Micah 6:8, Renovacion, survey

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Hello, Texas Baptists. I had the honor of preaching at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene. Thanks to Pastor Stan Alcorn for inviting me. Also, thanks to Danny Howe for inviting me to preach at First Baptist Church in Saginaw. And I enjoyed preaching at the New Sunset Community Church in Killeen.  It’s been a busy month!

david hardage 130David HardageWe had a great group join us for Welcome Pastor Day. Thanks to our Texas Baptist Connections Team for hosting our Dallas-area pastors. The next Welcome Pastor Day will be Feb. 26 in San Antonio. You can register online by clicking here. We will have more Welcome Pastor Days all over the state. Be watching for one close to you, and we hope you will attend.

The Christian Life Commission will host its first Micah 6:8 Conference March 31-April 1 at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio. The featured speaker will be HGTV star and pastor’s wife Jen Hatmaker. To learn more about the conference and purchase tickets, visit the event website.



Our Great Commission Team is conducting several clinics to give an overview of the 2016 Vacation Bible School materials. There are five clinics all over the state. Register today for the one closest to you by clicking here.

Also, don’t miss the Regional Renovación Hispanic Evangelism Conferences. These are for Hispanic pastors and leaders to provide inspiration and information and to help implement evangelistic principles and strategies that will transform the DNA of the local church.   

texas baptist voices right120The 2016 Southern Baptist Convention church compensation survey will be conducted online Jan. 1 through May 31 at the GuideStone survey website. Your help is needed. The survey is for senior pastors, other ministerial staff, and office and custodial personnel. Participation is crucial to provide accurate results. I encouraged you to take the survey as soon as possible. 



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


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