September 2019


Leadership Texas Baptists provides an opportunity to learn, network and grow


A few weeks ago, I was asked by a friend if they should apply for the Leadership Texas Baptists program and I said “Absolutely! There is so much to learn from this program!”...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Katie Frugé as Hunger and Care Ministries Specialist


Katie Frugé has joined the Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission (CLC) team as the Hunger and Care Ministries Specialist...

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Reaching people on the margins


San Antonio Clubhouse is the newest member of the Baptist Temple Campus family of churches and service organizations that meet the spiritual and physical needs of our community...

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Churches and TBM join together to serve SE Texas communities impacted by flooding


Texas Baptists churches have joined together with Texas Baptist Men (TBM) to respond to flooding from Tropical Depression Imelda which impacted Southeast Texas on Sept. 19...

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Executive Board approves proposed 2020 budget, elects new officers at September meeting


During the September meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, directors elected officers, approved the 2020 proposed budget, received an update on disaster relief efforts in Southeast Texas, and recognized the ministry of outgoing Associate Executive Director Steve Vernon...

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Northwest and Michigan church leaders visit Texas to see opportunities for partnership


Representatives from the Northwest Baptist Convention and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan traveled to McAllen, TX, Sept. 5-7, to learn about potential partnerships with Texas Baptists River Ministry. ...

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Leadership Texas Baptists builds purposeful relationships and Kingdom leadership


The Cohort recharged me in ministry, helped me grow in my leadership, and gave me lifelong friends. ...

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TBM activates teams to respond to flooding in Southeast Texas


TBM will respond to catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas as a result of Tropical Depression Imelda. Two feeding teams have been activated and as many as 10 mud out units could be activated to clean out flooded homes. ...

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National Preaching Conference to Celebrate Voice of the African American Pulpit


Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, in partnership with Texas Baptists African American Ministries, will host the National African American Preaching Conference on Sept. 24-26...

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ReCharge Conference offers tools and training to church leaders


“If we begin to pour ourselves into people, old or young, imagine what 200 people at a ReCharge Conference could do if it only took 12 to turn the world upside down.” ...

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River Ministry responds to increased needs in Mexican border cities


Over the last month, Texas Baptists River Ministry missionaries who serve in McAllen, Laredo and El Paso have seen a significant decrease in the number of immigrants crossing into Texas. ...

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New neighborhoods provide new opportunities in Amarillo through church planting


Brad and Sarah Newman knew they felt called to plant a church. They were already active members and family pastors in their own church, South Georgia Baptist Church, in Amarillo, TX. Furthermore, the Newmans had been involved with a church plant in Denver, where they had learned how to set up a new church. They began looking at options all over the country, waiting for God to call them somewhere. ...

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TBM prepares response in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian


Texas Baptist Men is preparing a response to provide disaster relief to those impacted by the destruction in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Currently, TBM partners have assessors working in the Bahamas to determine the best ways to provide aid. ...

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[un]Apologetic conference focuses on evangelism and answering difficult questions


On Saturday, August 24, Central Baptist Church of Jacksonville, TX, opened its doors to host its first [un]Apologetic Conference to help its members and others in the area better understand and defend their faith. ...

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Texas Baptists and Truett Seminary celebrate first graduate of joint certification program


Texas Baptists and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University recently celebrated the first graduate of the Advanced Certificate of Ministry in Children’s Ministry, a joint certification program offered by the two institutions...

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FBC Refugio dedicates building on two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey destruction


On the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction of First Baptist Church of Refugio, church members and community leaders gathered to celebrate the dedication of the remodeled church building. ...

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TBM deploys first wave of Hurricane Dorian relief


Updated 3:10 pm, September 3, 2019

TBM deployed its first wave of disaster relief volunteers toward the Atlantic Coast on Sept. 3 to better respond to needs in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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