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Ray: Bivocational pastors accept "unique anointing of God"

If you are a bivocational pastor, you have accepted a unique anointing of God. Your talent to serve both in the church and beyond is unique.

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Maciel: A passion to preach

God is doing a great work among African-American churches in the BGCT,  and God is using great pastors to share the passion of the cross.


Maciel: Love—and pray for—one another

Show no greater love than to lay down your life in prayer for Texas Baptists from Feb. 1 through March 1.

Texas Baptist Voices

René Maciel: Texas Baptists minister to the sick and dying

Texas Baptists have 28 institutions we will be highlighting at our annual meeting this year. These institutions provide a variety of services and ministries that are foundational to the work of Texas Baptists.

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Richard Ray: Don’t restrict God by your limitations

Let me ask you three question: Do you set limits for yourself? Do you set limits on others? Do you set limits on God?

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Richard Ray: It's time to re-engage your church

From January through March, create opportunities for your church members to re-engage with each other.

Texas Baptist Voices

René Maciel: Texas Baptists' special places

Texas Baptists are blessed by their affiliation with 28 institutions, including Baylor University and Hardin-Simmons University.

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René Maciel: Let’s be agents of compassion & change

Texas Baptists must be agents of change by going into our neighborhoods and making disciples.

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René Maciel: Will you live like Joseph, full of trust & faith?

Are you, like Joseph, ready to do what the Lord is asking you to do?

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René Maciel: Sing those carols this Christmas

Christmas is a great time to sing like the angels.

Texas Baptist Voices

René Maciel: Finding Christ in this holy season

We do not need to go far this Christmas to find the Christ child.

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René Maciel: In the face of evil

There are times in our lives when evil shakes us and makes us uncomfortable. We become paralyzed by the thought of it invading our lives.

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René Maciel: I am thankful!

I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity to serve Texas Baptists as convention president. I am both honored and humbled to be the third Hispanic leader to serve in this capacity.

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Richard Ray: Bivocational pastors deserve to be called ‘fishermen’

I can see why Jesus called fisherman to follow him. Jesus needed hard workers who could multitask and get the job done.

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Kathy Hillman: Will you, please?

The 130th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas is history—but not its deep roots and living legacy.

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