Singing Women of Texas to host Texas Lone Star Mission Tour
by Kalie Lowrie on June 2, 2017 in press release
DALLAS – The Singing Women of Texas, Texas Baptists’ affiliated women’s choir, is hosting the Texas Lone Star Mission this June to benefit charities around the state.
The tour will take place from June 19-26. Concert locations include First Baptist Church, San Marcos; First Baptist Church, San Antonio; Calvary Baptist Church, Lubbock; First Baptist Church, Plainview; and First Baptist Church, Wylie.
The Singing Women of Texas was founded in 1994 as a one-performance choir. Today, 23 years later, there are eight chapters/p>/p>... [continue]
Texas Baptists to host Hispanic Education Fair in San Antonio
by Kalie Lowrie on May 16, 2017 in news
SAN ANTONIO – In an effort to provide resources and motivation for Hispanic students to excel in education, Texas Baptists is holding the Educate Texas Hispanic Education Fair at Life Church of San Antonio on June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch for the first 250 registrants will be free.
“The goal of this day is to provide training and resources for parents and students to help students reach their full educational potential,” said Gabriel Cortes, director of Texas Baptists’ Hispanic Education Initiative and/p>... [continue]
Texas Baptists and MinistrySafe to provide free child sexual abuse prevention training in Dallas
by Kalie Lowrie on May 10, 2017 in press release
DALLAS – Texas Baptists, a state-wide denominational convention of more than 5,300 congregations, is partnering with MinistrySafe, a national leader in sexual abuse risk reduction, to provide nine regional child sexual abuse prevention training workshops throughout 2017.
Dallas County Cowboy Church will host one of nine Church Safety Workshops on Thurs., May 11. The workshop, which is free of charge to church leaders around the Metroplex, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and/p>... [continue]
FBC Allen students take first place in State Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament
by Kalie Lowrie on May 8, 2017 in news
(Pictured above) First place winners at the Texas Baptists Bible Drill and Speaker’s Tournament were all from First Baptist Church of Allen, including (left to right) Gracie Daugherty, Anna Kemp and Katie Davidson.
This year, the first place winners in all three categories at the Texas Baptists State Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament were from First Baptist Church of Allen. Gracie Daugherty took first place in Youth Bible Drill for 7-9th grades, Katie Davidson won High School Bible Drill for 10-12th/p>... [continue]
Highland Baptist Church to host free child sexual abuse prevention training
by on May 4, 2017 in press release
LUBBOCK -- Texas Baptists, a state-wide denominational convention of more than 5,300 congregations, is partnering with MinistrySafe, a national leader in sexual abuse risk reduction, to provide nine regional child sexual abuse prevention training workshops throughout 2017.
Highland Baptist Church in Lubbock will sponsor one of nine Church Safety Workshops on Tues, May 9. The workshop, which is free of charge to church leaders around the Lubbock region, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is/p>... [continue]
First Baptist Midland to host free child sexual abuse prevention training
by on April 21, 2017 in press release
MIDLAND -- Texas Baptists, a state-wide denominational convention of more than 5,300 congregations, is partnering with MinistrySafe, a national leader in sexual abuse risk reduction, to provide nine regional child sexual abuse prevention training workshops throughout 2017.
First Baptist Church Midland will sponsor the third of nine Church Safety Workshops on Thurs., April 27. The workshop is free of charge to church leaders around the Midland and Odessa region, but registration is/p>... [continue]
Pro-life legislation supported by leading pro-life coalition
by Kathryn Freeman on April 17, 2017 in press release
AUSTIN — Four major pro-life organizations representing more than 10 million Texans have announced support of key bills before the House chamber of the 85th Texas Legislature.
“We are thrilled a wide range of pro-life bills has been filed this session to better protect the life and dignity of the human person,” said Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops. “While we maintain the goal of ending abortion in the United States, this bill package makes strategic and incremental progress/p>... [continue]
Youth ministers at Conclave encouraged to promote racial reconciliation within churches
by Kalie Lowrie on October 14, 2016 in news
Racial reconciliation should begin through believers in the church, according to Bryan Carter, pastor of Concord Church in Dallas. Rather than relying on law enforcement, or looking to the government and society to break down racial tensions, Carter and Jeff Warren encouraged youth ministers to promote change within their own congregations. The two pastors were interviewed by Jane Wilson, youth discipleship specialist, during the Leadership Tuesday session of Youth Ministry Conclave on October 11 in... [continue]
Dan Curry joins Texas Baptists as Area Representative in North Texas
by Kalie Lowrie on October 11, 2016 in news
Texas Baptists welcomed Dan Curry to the staff as the new Area Representative for Area 9 from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, effective Monday, October 3. As an Area Representative, Curry will serve as a connection to local churches and ministers in the area, providing help whenever a need arises such as for training, during a pastorless period or assistance with declining or plateaued churches. Click here to view a map of our Area Representatives.
Curry has served in ministry across Texas for more than four decades,/p>/a>... [continue]
Texas Baptists to celebrate service at Annual Meeting in Waco
by Kalie Lowrie on October 10, 2016 in news
Texas Baptists are “Celebrating Service” at the Annual Meeting in Waco Nov. 13-15, recognizing the work of partnering institutions. The program features world-class workshops and exceptional speakers, as well as wonderful worship music and exhibits that tell Texas Baptists’ stories.
Sunday, November 13, kicks off with several evening rallies including Hispanic Ministries, African American Ministries, Cowboy Churches and BSM leaders.
Cleophus LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Francis Landey Patton Professor of/p>/p>/a>... [continue]
Executive board approves 2017 proposed budget, other business for upcoming Annual Meeting
by Kalie Lowrie on September 29, 2016 in news
The Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas convened September 26-27 in Dallas and approved numerous recommendations including the 2017 proposed budget of $36.638 million.
Gerald Caldwell, chair of the Finance Committee, and Jill Larsen, Texas Baptists’ CFO, presented the estimated $29.6 million in Cooperative Program giving and $4.4 million in investment income to the board. The estimate is based on a predicted $1.4 million reduction in Cooperative Program giving and a slight/p>/a>... [continue]
Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards $242,000 in ministry grants
by Kalie Lowrie on September 26, 2016 in news
DALLAS - The Texas Baptist Mission Foundation has awarded $242,000 in grants to be used for ministry by Texas Baptists ministry staff in 2017.
In August, the TBMF Council considered and approved 28 grant requests, funded by undesignated donor gifts, to be used for ministry projects by Texas Baptists, Texas Baptist Men and WMU of Texas.
“We are so thankful for our donors and their generosity,” said Bill Arnold, president of the Foundation, “These grants help fund new and creative ways of ministry that could not otherwise/p>/p>... [continue]