Bracy Bledsoe, a retired Texas Baptist minister who recently marked his 100th birthday, not only offers members of First Baptist Church in Brenham a healthy dose of wisdom, but also provides vision for the future.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Preachers must connect with people before they can persuade them, Joel Gregory told participants at a workshop during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Rather than be alarmed by discussions about active shooters or other unexpected events, most congregants will find comfort in knowing church leaders have a plan to provide for their safety, speakers told a Texas Baptist workshop on church security.
Six volunteers affiliated with the Latina Leadership Institute, a women’s empowerment program housed at Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, traveled to Houston to bless others. But they received a blessing in return, they said.
By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest
Effective ministries to alleviate hunger demand collaboration, Jeremy Everett of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
Aquellos ministros que le predican a audiencias hispanas tienen que tomar en cuenta que las reglas culturales—no solo el lenguaje—pueden ser barreras en la comunicación, eso fue lo que participantes aprendieron en uno de los talleres de la Convención General Bautista de Texas.
Despite the destruction Hurricane Harvey caused to the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries family counseling office in Victoria, staff members have no trouble finding reasons to give thanks.
By Reed Hewitt / STCH Ministries
Ministers who preach to Hispanic audiences need to realize cultural norms—not just language—can be barriers to communication, participants learned at a workshop during the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
El llamado de Cristo impulsa a las iglesias a vivir en los caminos de misiones y del evangelio, ese fue el mensaje que pastores dieron a participantes del rally hispano antes de la junta anual del 2017 de la Convención Bautista General de Texas.
Without compassionate care at its core, a church is just “going through the motions” as it performs all its other ministries, a Houston-area pastor told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
By Kirsten McKimmey / Texas Baptist Communications
Christ’s call compels churches to move forward in missional and evangelistic ways, speakers told participants at a Hispanic rally prior to the 2017 Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
Christians need to “bring the fire back” and reject any tepid commitment to Christ, a Waco pastor told participants at the African-American Fellowship Worship Rally, held prior to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
By Ruth Whorton