Simple Steps to Successful Church Assessment: Part 1

By Ronald Session, pastor of Shiloh Church in Garland As a pastor, one of the most important tasks you will undertake is assessing the needs of the local body of believers in light of the vision that God has given for your community and…

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Top giving Cooperative Program churches celebrated at 2019 Annual Meeting

During the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting, nine churches were given special recognition for their giving through the Cooperative Program. These churches were the top givers in their respective categories, and it is thanks to the…

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Creating a missional culture for global disciple-making within the church

Phillip Nation, director of Advancement and Global Impact Churches at the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), started his Tuesday morning workshop at 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting by posing a question. “What would it look like to create…

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Texas Baptists encouraged to plant seeds in a changing landscape

WACO—Victor Rodriguez encouraged pastors to “let the seeds fly” in his sermon during the closing worship session on Tuesday of the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.  Rodriguez is the Hispanic Evangelism Associate and Discipleship…

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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