nathan brandenburg

Web Aesthetics Matter

The general purpose of an online presence has not changed much since the days of dial-up and snail-paced browsing. Websites are now able to do much more, but still serve the purpose of housing and delivering information to an audience, although websites no longer look like they used to. A trained eye is not required to recognize webpages appear differently than those of old.

The look of your website matters

The legitimacy and quality of what information you are delivering is now tied to the look of your website, especially when viewed by the younger generation.... [continue]

HPU group travels to Slovakia for cross-cultural mission trip

BROWNWOOD -- June 13, 2014 -- Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, and five students from her spring International Missions Practicum course recently traveled to Va┼żec, Slovakia, for a week-long mission experience. The course, required for all cross-cultural studies majors, is designed to give students firsthand experience in cross-cultural ministry.

The group led ministry activities among the Roma and Slovak people and learned from the missiology of Shane and Dianne McNary, the... [continue]

Help provide an accurate compensation baseline among churches

The 2014 SBC Church Compensation Survey helps determine fair pay for church pastors and staff. All submitted information is kept private and no individual reporting is created - it just creates ranges for compensating ministers fairly.

Texas Baptists prepare response to Typhoon Haiyan

Multiple thousands of people are feared dead in the Philippines, killed by what many are calling the worst storm ever recorded in the country.

Central Texas Flooding

Flooding in the Austin area has affected over 1,600 homes. Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery, working with our State VOAD partners, is assisting in the cleaning out of homes and first response case management.