Packing the parking lot: FBC Kaufman holds drive-in worship service

On March 22, cars pulled into the First Baptist Church Kaufman parking lot, just like every other Sunday. However, instead of getting out of the car and walking into the church, people turned their radios on. FBC Kaufman held its…

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Transforming what spring break means on South Padre Island

In the second week of March, thousands of college students descended on South Padre Island for Spring Break. Over 600 of these students were part of Beach Reach, a Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) mission trip that happens every year to…

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Over 150 students and leaders spend Spring Break restoring communities in Waco

During the second week of March, 168 middle school and high school students and group leaders from eight churches across Texas served in Waco, TX, through BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery. BOUNCE is a Texas Baptists ministry that…

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Using Asset Mapping to guide community ministry

Tell me if this sounds familiar. An opportunity or concern recently came to the attention of your local church. As a pastor, staff member or layperson of the congregation, you gather with others concerned to brainstorm about how to…

faith

A Parking Tax on churches? No, it’s not a new Monopoly rule.

If the only certain things in life are death and taxes, then changes to the tax laws should be considered almost as certain. In 1913, Congress was granted the power to collect income taxes. Later that year, the Revenue Act of 1913…

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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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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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