BGCT Columns

  • BGCT president: A new journey

    Baptist University of the Américas, within the context of its Hispanic heritage, will be the standard for educating all students for Christian ministry and missions to change our world.

  • Pray for those who are lost and dying in their sins

    Pray boldly with confidence for those who are dying in their sins to find salvation in Jesus Christ.

  • BGCT president: Following his footsteps

    My dad was a gift from God in showing me how to care for his family, how to care for others, and how to serve. But the greatest gift I received from him was learning how to follow. — René Maciel

  • BGCT president: Valley Baptist Missions Education Center

    In 1947, the same year Baptist University of the Américas began, another institution began a critical work in the Rio Grande Valley to train Hispanic church leaders in a private Christian school. The Valley Baptist Missions Education Center’s great work of training Christian leaders continues, as does facilitating wonderful ministry and mission opportunities for Texas Baptists in the Valley.

  • René Maciel: Baptist Standard & HighGround Advisors

    This week’s Baptist General Convention of Texas presidential column focuses on HighGround Advisors and the Baptist Standard.

  • In Touch: Prayer, offering, anniversaries, HSU, DBU, conclave, annual meeting

    BGCT Executive Director David Hardage reports about goings-on around the state.

  • BGCT president: Health care in Abilene and Waco

    In this week’s BGCT presidential column, René Maciel looks at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Hillcrest in Waco.

  • Small churches build up the kindgom of God

    Pastors serving on the small-church mission field: You are not alone, and you are not small in the eyes of our Lord. You are doing great things that are making a great impact to the furthering the kingdom of God.

  • BGCT president: Revival!

    We need to get back to using the term “revival.” We need that new life, that new breath and that new passion that only God can give. God knows we need to be revived.

  • When we work together, no church is too small

    Christ uses the few, the small and the little, even as little as a mustard seed, to deliver his message of salvation to a truly great harvest. In the eyes of Christ, there is no small church.

  • BGCT President: UMHB and HBU

    This week, Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel salutes the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Houston Baptist University.

  • Let’s go to school!

    Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel encourages Texas Baptists to affect the schools in their communities this academic year.