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Texas Baptists celebrate fellowship, renewal, unity during 2021 Annual Meeting


More than 1,600 participants in-person and online gathered together for the 2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16...

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Monday evening session speaks on responding to difficult times, celebrates 10 years of David Hardage


“...the moment we’re in does not pause the mission we’re on.”...

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David Hardage highlights Texas Baptist accomplishments in ministry in Executive Director report


“We’re enjoying a season of peace and unity.”...

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Worship celebration speakers encourage return to local church emphasis, testimony of God’s greatness


“The local church is God’s plan A, and there is no Plan B. When Jesus says, ‘Upon this rock I will build my church,’ we often begin to debate what all that first part means,” said Thom Rainer, CEO and founder of ChurchAnswers...

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Texas Baptists messengers approve $34.59 million budget, elect new second vice president and re-elect other officers


Two convention officers were re-elected to serve for a second term and a new second vice president was elected during the Monday morning business session at the 136th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Monday in Galveston...

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New Pastor Sabbatical Grant Program announced


The Pastor Sabbatical Grant Program aims to assist and encourage churches in providing sabbatical for their pastors...

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Texas Baptists encouraged to embrace unity and make disciples


“There’s opportunity in unity. There’s opportunity to show the world what it looks like to be a part of the Kingdom of God.”

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One student’s faithfulness to share the gospel leads to life transformation


“It was really exciting when I first came to the BSM to see that even freshmen who have no idea what they want to do with their lives lead someone from death to life.”

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Texas Baptists Golf Classic raises $8,500 for Baptist Student Ministry


"It’s so critical to minister to people at that important time in their lives, and with representation at 137 campuses, the potential Kingdom influence is immense,”...

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Upcoming Texas Baptists Annual Meeting to celebrate the Great Commission and Great Commandment


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Church planter responds to ‘fire in his bones’


A new church plant south of Houston is growing fast. Read Pastor Kyle Jackson’s story and learn more about church planting through Texas Baptists...

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Texas Baptist Hunger Offering helps fight food insecurity in Fort Worth


See how a recipient of the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering is helping those in need in West Fort Worth...

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Urban apologetics explained and taught at Recharge


"...we should be engaged in that which is not sin, but which makes you feel relevant and relatable so that it opens the door to share the gospel,”...

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2021 B.E.S.T Award recipients announced


“These B.E.S.T. Award recipients serve as our representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Texas public school system as the ‘salt of the earth’ and the ‘light of the world’...

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150 and beyond: Ash Creek Baptist Church’s sesquicentennial anniversary celebration


“If not for the faithfulness of those 48 charter members and so many other people who came before us, we wouldn’t be where we are now,”...

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TBMF holds Founders Banquet, honors Bill Arnold and Rita Griffith, announces Legacy Society


“The money you give to missions never stops giving. People who gave to the Missions Foundation in 1984 and 1985, that money is still at work and making a difference,”...

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Increased 2022 budget, GC2 statement and additional business approved at September Executive Board meeting


Directors approved the 2022 proposed budget, elected officers, heard ministry reports, and approved business related to 26 unique recommendations...

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Texas Baptists churches and ministries respond to Del Rio/Acuña border crisis


Along the Texas/Mexico border, over 14,000 immigrants have congregated in an encampment under a bridge connecting Del Rio, Texas to Acuña, Mexico...

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Ministers Financial Health celebrates distribution of $1 million in funds to Texas Baptists pastors and ministers


“We are anxious to continue reaching pastors and ministers with information about how these programs can be a blessing to them and their churches.”...

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TBM faces large, lengthy response after Hurricane Ida


“Through all the devastation, it’s just amazing to see God work,”...

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Wayland Hosts The Gathering


“We believe we can do more together than we can by ourselves,”...

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TBM responds to damage from Hurricane Ida in south Louisiana


"Texas Baptists are always proud of the ready response of our partners at TBM...

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Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program Extended to Cover Church Employees


Churches now qualify as public service employers under the Public Services Loan Forgiveness program...

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An update from a Southeast Asia MAP missionary


Within this month, my family and I are still in good shape by the grace of God and his mercy. ...

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Summit attendees learn about resilient faith and strong ministries


“It’s our job to recognize when only God could have pulled us through something, and then show that to our kids,”...

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Go Now returns to Hawaii to help new church launch


“He so desperately wanted a relationship with God but felt like there was just a barrier between him and God...

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Texas Baptist Missions Foundation to hold Founder’s Banquet


The banquet will be a time of fellowship and reflection on all that God has done through Arnold, Griffith and so many others working with TBMF...

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Bits 4 Bites raised money for Hunger Offering through live-streaming


"I was looking for a way to be a light for Christ on Twitch...

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Recharge focuses on urban apologetics in upcoming event


"We want to speak this truth to this ‘woke’ generation.”...

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TBM ash-out crew shines light of Christ through wildfire relief


“He was just overcome, so we could come in there with the team and give him some hope...

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From Texas to the ends of the Earth: Celebrating 75 years of Go Now Missions


Learn how a mission trip in 1946 turned into 75 years of college students on mission. ...

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Connecting, refreshing and encouraging churches and pastors


Across the state, Area Representatives are the boots on the ground for Texas Baptists. Read the stories of some of these representatives, and see how they can help your church. ...

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Preparing for the future


The Ministers Financial Health team is helping pastors and their families look ahead to the future with financial confidence. ...

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Cowboy Church Pastoral Center equips future church planters


Jason Bryant, Western Heritage consultant, explains how Texas Baptists is training future cowboy church planters. ...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Katie McCoy as Director of Women’s Ministry


“God has put this team together to make a big impact...

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MAP Stories: Canoes and salvations in the Amazon


"That just gives me greater certainty that it is worth investing time praying for those that no one believes would ever come to Christ...

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BOUNCE teams bring relief to families impacted by hurricanes in Puerto Rico


"...we have all these folks here in this community and we get to come alongside them and meet their needs. And that’s what Jesus would do...

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Spooner Endowed Discipleship Fund supports the mission of Texas Baptists Discipleship


“Discipleship keeps growing and evolving...and we are continually learning ways to connect with both the current and future generations,”...

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Aggie BSM celebrates 100 years and looks forward to the next 100


On June 11-13, approximately 500 current and former students of the Aggie Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) gathered together to celebrate the BSM’s 100th anniversary...

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CLC announces Strickland-Davis Scholarship in honor of former staff


“A scholarship in their honor helps make sure the legacy and foundation they laid are passed along to the next generation of individuals committed to seeing God's justice and kindness realized in our pews...

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TAMUK BSM named winner of 2021 Best of Kingsville Award


“Our vision is restoration– finding what we can see that’s broken and helping students find a way to mend them,”...

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Baptistway Press changes name to GC2 Press, reflects commitment to Texas Baptists mission


"As Texas Baptists continues to focus on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, it makes sense for this emphasis to be seen in our published materials,”...

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From church start to massive ministry


“God took me around the long way to get me to see what he wanted me to see,”...

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May Executive Board meets in person, focuses on facing storms with unity, truth and grace


"We want to love God and love other people, and we need to find the best way to do that.”...

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Texas Baptists launches new resource landing page with Guidestone


Texas Baptists has partnered with GuideStone to help alleviate some of the stress associated with finding the right medical plan by providing a landing page...

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Reaching out to a new community


"...once they know who you are and what you’re about it breaks down those walls and gives you the chance to share about Jesus.”...

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Center for Church Health enters into partnership with Church Answers, Thom and Sam Rainer


“The heart of everything I’ve read and seen from the Rainers is wanting to see people know Christ and the local church excel for the kingdom of God,”...

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2021 Texas Baptists Legacy Awards to honor Richard A. Jackson and Roy T. Edgemon


The Texas Baptist Legacy Award is presented annually at the Independence Baptist Church in Independence, Texas, in recognition of lifelong Christian service...

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Texas Baptists Prayer Call prays for churches, ministry and missions


“We humbly ask that you continue to allow us to be your hands and your feet, from the Valley to the Panhandle,”...

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Texas Baptists partners with Guidestone to offer financial health resources to pastors and ministerial staff


"...we want to make sure pastors have the most information to make the best financial decisions possible for them and their families,”...

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WMU of Texas Annual Meeting encourages participants to pursue God’s call on their life


“The hazard of the call of God may be great on our lives, but God is indeed greater.”...

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Texas Baptists en Espanol team connects and encourages local churches


Learn about the work Texas Baptists en Español is doing to build relationships and provide resources for Hispanic churches across Texas. ...

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Longhorn BSM dedicates new facilities to the Lord and honors those who came before


The new Longhorn Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) building in Austin to dedicate the space to the Lord and celebrate the rich legacy of those who came before...

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Generous Texas Baptists donors support medical missions in Sierra Leone


“He had a need, and this came through at the exact same time. It was such a God thing,”...

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TBM chainsaw teams serve after tornado strikes East Texas


While the chainsaws cut broken limbs, the volunteers lift spirits...

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BOUNCE Spring Break gives students missional opportunities in southeast Texas


“Opportunities like this help us shift our focus off of ‘me’ and focus on things that really matter,”...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Cory Liebrum as new Youth & Family Ministry Specialist


“Coming out of Covid it's a perfect time for churches, youth ministries, churches in general to try new things...

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Texas Baptists leadership volunteers with TBM at vaccination site, opportunities for volunteers available


“We have people coming through all morning, and they all keep saying ‘thank you.’ But we want our service to reflect, ‘no, thank you.’”...

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Misionera del River Ministry continúa sirviendo a mujeres en prisión a pesar de las restricciones del COVID-19


“En lo que esperamos que las cosas cambien, podemos seguir orando por la salud física y el crecimiento espiritual de estas mujeres...

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River Ministry missionary continues prison ministry in Mexico despite COVID-19 restrictions


“While we wait for our circumstances to change, we can still pray for the women’s physical health and spiritual growth...

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February Executive Board hears reports, approves business despite winter storms


The February 2021 Executive Board meeting was altered to accommodate weather-related emergencies from Winter Storms Uri and Violet. Despite this, committees were able to hold meetings across a weeklong period and passed three resolutions...

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David Dykes announces his retirement from Green Acres Baptist Church


"I am looking forward to handing the baton to the next generation of younger leadership.”

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Houston churches help the community in winter storm


"we want to be a church for the community instead of just being in the community,”...

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Winter Storm Response: Q&A with Church Architecture


The Texas Baptists Church Architecture team is ready to assist churches in need...

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Texas Baptists work together to help churches and individuals affected by winter storms


Many across the Texas Baptist family have risen up to meet the needs of their communities in the face of these challenges...

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TBM Disaster Relief teams jump into action to meet needs after historic winter storm


"We are mobilizing volunteers to meet their needs, help them and lift their spirits.”...

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Texas Baptists churches provide warmth and food to those affected by winter storms


"Anytime there is a crisis, people are looking for an answer. And we have the greatest answer to any problem: Jesus,”...

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Celebrating 40 years of faithful ministry at Northview Baptist Church


"I’m just going to be faithful. Faithful to love the people, faithful to preach the Word,”...

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How Corpus Christi BSM continues to engage students throughout a pandemic


"...it was my time away from school and stress.”...

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Children’s Worship University provides hope and resources for children’s worship leaders


"...even during a pandemic, we figured out how to reach more people through this incredible training.”...

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Center for Ministerial Health welcomes two new area representatives


"We are fortunate to have two men of such high character and ability joining our staff.”...

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Center for Church Health welcomes new staff members


"Each of these three new staff members brings a wealth of local church staff experience...

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Center for Missional Engagement announces new staff changes


“It is an honor to work with such individuals and we look forward to what the Lord is going to do through them,”...

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Celebration of Life Worship Service calls for affirmation, acceptance and applause


“Deciding to trust the maker and giver of life was the best decision I ever made.”...

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Upcoming Celebration of Life Worship Service seeks to celebrate the sanctity of life


"...we want to have a positive message and show how people can support and encourage and celebrate lives.”...

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TBM looking for Dallas COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Volunteers


“This is the perfect opportunity for a group of friends, Bible Study group or individual to make a difference in these difficult days...

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Second round of PPP available to churches


The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been reopened by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide additional loans to nonprofit organizations, including churches, impacted by the COVID-19 crisis...

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Segunda ronda del Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP) disponible para las iglesias


El Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP) ha sido reanudado por la Administración de Empresas Pequeñas de los Estados Unidos para proveer préstamos adicionales a organizaciones sin fines de lucro, incluyendo a iglesias, afectadas por la crisis de COVID-19...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Ralph S. Emerson as new Cooperative Program Associate Director


"His unique talents and experience will help us expand our commitment to live out the Great Commandment to love one another and multiply our outreach in the Great Commission as we seek to win the world to Jesus Christ.”...

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A small church’s guide to making a big impact in their community


“If you are faithful in the little He will be faithful in the lots”...

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Guía para una iglesia pequeña hacer un gran impacto en su comunidad


"Si se es fiel en lo poco, Él será fiel en lo mucho...

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Important issues in the upcoming 87th Legislative Session


Our political engagement extends far beyond the voting booth, and now the real work is about to begin...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Jennifer Howington as new Preschool and Children’s Ministry Specialist


“Jennifer's reputation for excellence in ministry and her relational skills are the perfect fit to lead us forward in childhood ministry among our Texas Baptist churches...

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Go Now Missions sends students out to serve over Christmas break


"We got to serve right in our backyard in Fort Worth and partner with brothers and sisters in Christ who came from different backgrounds and languages...

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Texas Baptists hospital chaplain among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Houston


On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Texas Baptists-endorsed chaplain and River Ministry missionary Silvia Briones will be one of the first people in Texas to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. ...

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Texas Baptists Hunger Offering provides grant for hurricane relief in Nicaragua


On November 16, Hurricane Iota slammed into Nicaragua’s coast as a Category 4 storm, hitting an area already reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta only two weeks earlier. Homes and businesses were destroyed or badly damaged and thousands were forced to leave their villages in search of safer conditions...

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Dickens recognized as outstanding interim pastor of 2020


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Dr. G. Dean Dickens became the 12th annual recipient of the Maples-Williamson-Daehnert (MWD) Award. ...

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Texas Baptists celebrate and look ahead during first-ever online Annual Meeting


“All we do is centered around the Great Commandment, Great Commission—a GC2 movement—focused on fulfilling the Great Commission and carrying out the Great Commandment,”...

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New officers elected for 2020-2021 at 135th Annual Meeting


Three new convention officers were elected during the Monday, Nov. 16 Business Session of the 135th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas...

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Texas Baptists en Español Launching Service looks forward to future Hispanic ministry


“It was an intentional focus, not just to change the name, but to have an intentional strategy. ...

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Young Adult Rally shares biblical responses to challenges in 2020


“We have to think, engage our minds, pray, seek the Lord and at the end of the day based upon what we know about God and his values, move forward”...

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2020 African American Worship Rally encourages community and boldness


“Keep being a bold witness. Keep telling people about the goodness of Christ,” ...

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Longhorn BSM begins the school year with a new building and 48 hours of prayer


“It was the first time either of them, I think, intentionally prayed on their own...

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Baylor BSM push-up challenge results in fellowship and salvations


"...Just invite them into your life, just do life with them, play sports and go from there.”...

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New church in McAllen focuses on discipleship and missions during the pandemic


“as far as the remotest part of the earth...

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Micah 6:8 Conference encourages love and unity in divisive times


“Our congregations need to be on the frontlines, because we see passages [like Micah 6:8] that say ‘do justice, love mercy.’”...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Bill Noe as new Collegiate Strategist


The Texas Baptists Collegiate Ministry Team is pleased to announce that Bill Noe has joined the staff as the new Campus Strategist. Noe previously served as the National Collegiate Ministries Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources...

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Churches Weigh Options as Important Nov. 16 Deadline in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Approaches


Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the oldest and largest youth organizations in America. Founded in 1910, BSA grew to 2.6 million members in 2013. Many of these members participated in local boy scout troops that did not own a building in which to hold meetings. ...

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WBU Students Donate to FISH as Part of the SHINE Project


"They want to be involved and they're coming up with some incredible ideas and that's what's so cool about it...

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Legacy Award celebrates lifetime of faithfulness for D.L. Lowrie and Charles R. Dooley


“It is not our purpose to impress people with the skillful work that we do as ministers, it is our purpose to please God in who we are and what we do.”...

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