Grasping the depth of lostness and urgency for the Gospel

By Madi John writes about the Samaritan woman's encounter with Jesus, in the Gospel of John and most the focus is how He rescued her from sin. But have you ever stopped to think about why Samaria? Why that woman? I spent…

great commission

Seeing the impact of investing in Tahoe City

I have spent a chunk of my life working with children in various aspects. When I went off to college, I learned the important skill of investing in people and through multiple interventions by God, I finally started investing time…

great commandment

Loftis named Director of Texas Baptists Connections Team

DALLAS–Dowell Loftis has been named the new director of the Texas Baptists Connections Team . Loftis joined the Texas Baptists staff in February 2016 as an area representative for the Dallas area. “Dr. Loftis is a long-time…

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Making missions possible through Mary Hill Davis Offering scholarships

By Analiz G. Schremmer Any student who has benefitted from a scholarship knows what an enormous difference it can make. When that scholarship funds a mission trip, the outcome can be eternal. Luis Juarez was once the recipient of…

faith

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…

culture

Obeying His call: The Kwans obedience to Christ

Growing up, Stan Kwan was always involved in ministry, but only as a volunteer. He never thought that God would one day call him to full-time ministry. He has now been the  Baptist Student Ministry  Director at the University of…

profiles

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…

ministers spouses

What the new overtime regulation means for your church-Updated 11/29/16

The new salary requirement for an exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules for overtime pay will not take effect December 1. On November 22, a federal judge from Sherman, TX, issued an injunction halting the…

church admin

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…

innovation