October 2019


Texas BSM group assists in relaunch of University of Oregon collegiate ministry


Two Texas Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) mission groups went up to The University of Oregon in October to assist with the relaunch of the Northwest Collegiate Ministry (NCM) as part of the ongoing partnership between Texas Baptists and the Northwest Baptist Convention. ...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Chris Walker as the first BSM Accountant


Chris Walker has joined the Texas Baptists Finance and Accounting team as the new Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) Accountant. ...

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River Ministry missionary creates new campaign to bring God’s healing to Houston


To better help those in need, Texas Baptists River Ministry expanded the ministry away from the border and up to Houston...

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Today we mourn, tomorrow we dream


One week after the EF-3 tornado destroyed Primera Iglesia Bautista Dallas’ main building, the congregation joined together for worship under a tent in the church parking lot on Sunday, Oct. 27. ...

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Pastor Appreciation Month: Take time to show how much you care


October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It is a great time to go above and beyond to make sure that your pastor is blessed and loved on by the church. ...

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Texas Tech BSM dedicates building to the glory of God


On Saturday, Oct. 19, more than 200 individuals gathered to celebrate the new Dr. Robert H. Pinder Student Center, home of the Texas Tech University Baptist Student Ministry (BSM). ...

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TBM responds to North Texas tornados and storms


Texas Baptist Men (TBM) is currently responding to needs in North Texas following serious storms and tornados on Sun., Oct. 20. A tornado touched down in North Dallas, causing damage for several miles across the city. TBM activated a chainsaw crew of 11 people on Monday morning to the Lake Highlands area for disaster relief. ...

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Hispanic Evangelism Conference to equip leaders with both Spanish and English sessions


The Hispanic Evangelism Team of Texas Baptists will host the Hispanic Evangelism Conference at First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi on Nov. 8-9. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 and conclude at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. ...

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Conclave encourages collaboration and relational ministry


“We have the power of Jesus in us, and we have a generation in front of us that wants to change the world.”...

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Texas Baptists emphasize living “compelled to serve” at 2019 Annual Meeting


The Baptist General Convention of Texas will gather for the 134th Annual Meeting from Nov. 17-19, at the Waco Convention Center. ...

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MAP Stories: The Okasawara Family


Marcelo and Elaine Okasawara serve as missionaries in the Amazon region of Brazil. They are each MAP missionaries adopted by Glen Cove Baptist Church. ...

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Partnership in the storm: How the Allen community aided a local church in its time of need


After assessing the damage in several of the church’s classrooms, leaders wondered how and where members would continue meeting with their Life Groups, adult discipleship classes that meet weekly on Sundays for Bible study and fellowship...

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Walton recognized as Outstanding Interim Pastor of 2019


Dr. Charles "Rusty" Walton received the Maples-Williamson-Daehnert (MWD) Award on Oct. 10, 2019, for being the outstanding interim pastor of the year...

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Texas Baptists Hispanic Leadership Conference to train and equip leaders to be moldable for Christ


Texas Baptists Hispanic Ministries will host its sixth-annual Hispanic Leadership Conference at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) from Oct. 25-26. ...

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A mission-minded church: how a small church on the border is serving thousands of people


Pastor Alvaro Corrales will gladly give anyone who asks a tour of Primera Iglesia Bautista of Alamo...

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How to show your pastor you care


October is Pastor Appreciation Month. There is no better way to show your pastor your appreciation than to make sure a benefits package is set up in a way that is most beneficial to his family’s needs...

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Craig Christina elected as Texas Baptists Associate Executive Director


Craig Christina, pastor of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas, has been elected to serve as the next Associate Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT). ...

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Upcoming Conclave conference seeks to promote collaboration between family ministries in churches


Conclave, a one-stop conference for various family ministries hosted by Texas Baptists Great Commission Team, will take place Oct. 14-16 at First Baptist Richardson. ...

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