Texas Baptists welcomes Tom Howe as Director of Urban Missions

DALLAS -- Texas Baptists welcomes Tom Howe as the new Director of Urban Missions as of February 1.  “It's a blessing to have Tom Howe on the Missions Team,” said Josue Valerio, director of the Missions Team. “Tom is a team player that…

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Churches planting churches through the Cooperative Program

First Baptist Church Caldwell, a church established almost 170 years ago, felt a call to reach a largely segment population in their community - cowboys. With the help of Texas Baptists Cooperative Program and community residents, FBC…

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The Lord’s battle plan

By Beca Acuna, student missionary Go Now missions In the last few years of college, I have heard a lot about spiritual warfare. We have had workshops about it at our BSM and Go Now training events, and I have talked about it with…

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Assistant Chaplains encourage spiritual growth

By Grace Mitchell, Hardin-Simmons University Marketing Staff Writer  At Hardin-Simmons University , the college years are not only a time for academic learning, but also a time for spiritual growth. In past years, ResLife has hired…

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Developing an emergency operations plan for your church

The recent shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs reminded us again that even sacred spaces can be unsafe. We should also be reminded that congregations of all sizes and locations should take steps to address the…

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Running the race to fulfill God’s calling

By Cheryl Nafzinger "The South Texas School of Christian Studies has made it possible for me to pursue my theological education in a timely and affordable manner. This institution has polished the brass on my trumpet which I…

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Truth to be obeyed, not advice to be heeded

Some people have a sweet tooth; I have teeth made of sugar. My grande white chocolate mocha with extra whip and an extra pump of white chocolate epitomizes this. When the barista announces my coffee flavored sugar drink before the morning…

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The problem with women friendships

Recently while preparing to advise middle school girls, I found myself stumped when it came to writing about making friends. I knew to tell them that making and keeping good friendships could be difficult, but beyond stating the problem…

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Ears to see

Good Brunches are a series of conversations developed by an organization called Matryoshka Haus. Their purpose is to draw a diverse group of people around a common table to talk about meaningful things in healthy ways. The blog post below…

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