Texas Baptists welcome Dustin Payne as new Church Starter for Area 3

Texas Baptists welcomes Dustin Payne as the New Church starter for Area 3 in Southeast Texas including Katy, Houston, Galveston, Beaumont and College Station. Payne received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, followed by…

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A Surprise Call

By Lee Strobel, professor of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University I was surprised when I got a call out of the blue from movie producers at Pure Flix asking if they could make a feature film based on my book, “The Case for…

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Q&A on Cowboy Church culture in Texas

We sat down with Jason Bryant, Western Heritage Consultant and Church Starter, to talk about Cowboy Church culture in Texas. Enjoy reading what we found out! Q: What is a Cowboy Church? A: Cowboy Church is taking the Gospel of Jesus…

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Do child sponsorship programs really work?

By Andrea Edwards and Reed Hewitt, STCH Ministries After 10 years in the Dominican Republic, STCH Ministries can attest to the results. Food. Water. Shelter. All things that most of us would agree are at…

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Online Student Reaches Longtime Goal Through HBU

By: Elizabeth York, Media Writer & Digital Editor, Houston Baptist University When Faith Wilson earned her associate’s degree in nursing at 23 years old, her goal was simply to finish the program and leave school. “Back then, my main…

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Pastoring a cowboy church in a cowboy town

Harvey Abke, senior pastor of Burleson County Cowboy Church (BC3), has experienced more of God’s blessing on his church than ever before. BC3 began six years ago as a church plant of First Baptist Church of Caldwell. Located in a…

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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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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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