November 2019


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. ...

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Texas Baptists compelled to proclaim Jesus, care for vulnerable children during Annual Meeting


More than 2,000 participants in-person and online witnessed the launch of Faith Fosters Texas at the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Nov. 17-19...

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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 a culture for global disciple-making?” he asked...

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Texas Baptists encouraged to plant seeds in a changing landscape


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. ...

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Facing the hard questions


“The biggest threat to Christianity is not atheism or strongholds or science.”...

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Texas Baptists address child welfare crisis through Faith Fosters Texas launch


Texas Baptists (Baptist General Convention of Texas) launched a new, faith-based initiative aimed at improving the state’s foster care crisis during its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, in Waco. ...

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Brooks encourages fellow pastors with a simple job description: proclaim Jesus


In his convention sermon on Monday evening during the 2019 Annual Meeting of Texas Baptists, Duane Brooks summed up the role of the pastors and believers in the room in two simple words: proclaim Jesus...

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Texas Baptist Missions Foundation Honors Three at 2019 Annual Luncheon


The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation presented three awards at their annual luncheon held at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium during the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting...

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The unified study, unified church


“We say we believe the Bible,” Don Guthrie, retired pastor of First Baptist Church of San Antonio, said, “but the truth is there are very large portions we never read, preach, or even hear about it.”...

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Becoming e-churches with an intentional focus on evangelism


In Monday’s 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Session 2 workshop, “Effective Evangelism Strategies in the Local Church,” Bryant Lee, pastor of Higher Expectations Church in Humble, spoke to a group of church leaders about why churches must become e-churches...

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Learning to disciple new believers effectively


A person would never leave a newborn baby to fend for itself, said Clayton Bullion, director of Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) at Tarleton State University, likewise, new believers should not be treated that way. ...

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President Evans urges Texas Baptists to bring the broken to the table


The banquet table of Christ is for everyone, said Dr. Michael Evans, president of Texas Baptists and pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield, and Texas Baptists are compelled to invite others to join the feast...

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Racial reconciliation is in our DNA


“The Gospel uniquely calls us to be involved in this space of building bridges,” said Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church in Dallas during a Monday afternoon workshop on race and the church at the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting. “No matter what your background is, when we come to the Gospel we now share the same spiritual DNA, the same bloodline, so now we must work together.”...

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Texas Baptists messengers approve $35.1 million budget, re-elect slate of officers


All three convention officers were re-elected to serve for a second term during the Monday morning business session at the 134th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Monday in Waco. ...

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Texas Baptist agencies collaborate for foster care emphasis in churches


A new initiative by Texas Baptists aims to empower churches to make a collective impact on the growing statewide shortage of foster and adoptive families. ...

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African American Fellowship Rally reminds attendees to trust the Lord with their struggles


A crowd gathered for the African American Rally at the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Waco to celebrate the beginning of the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting. ...

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Renewing passion for ministry at the Hispanic rally


Hispanic Baptists joined for fellowship, worship and encouragement at the Hispanic Rally held at First Baptist Woodway during the first night of the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting...

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MAP Stories: Meetings that change lives


The Royal Connection was a special event where King Ambassadors and Messengers of the King gather for a wonderful time of learning, growing and praying...

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Texas Baptists mourn the passing of Director of River Ministry Daniel Rangel


Daniel Rangel, director of Texas Baptists River Ministry and Mexico Missions, passed away on November 10, 2019. Rangel faithfully served with the Missions Team for 11 years. He oversaw a team of 17 River Ministry missionaries who serve along the Texas/Mexico border and into Mexico. Rangel was a strong advocate for mission work and evangelism, and he mobilized countless volunteers to serve in areas of great need. ...

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LOS TEXAS BAPTISTS SENTIMOS MUCHO LA PÉRDIDA DEL DIRECTOR DEL MINISTERIO DE MISIONES DEL RÍO


Daniel Rangel, director del Ministerio del Río de los Bautistas de Texas y misiones de México, falleció el 10 de noviembre de 2019. Rangel sirvió fielmente en el Equipo de Misiones durante 11 años. Supervisó un equipo de 17 misioneros del Ministerio del Río que sirven a lo largo de la frontera entre Texas y México y también trabajan dentro de México. Rangel fue un firme defensor del trabajo misionero y el evangelismo, y movilizó a innumerables voluntarios para servir en áreas de gran necesidad...

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Expanding buildings to expand ministries


Churches around the state are choosing to allocate new, bigger spaces to their service ministries. ...

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Fostering love


Read about how First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells is rallying around foster families in their community and why they believe this ministry is so important...

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Healthy families = Healthy churches


Eron Green explains the importance of promoting healthy foster and adoptive families within the church. ...

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Making a macro-impact on the foster care crisis in Texas


Learn more about David Ummel, the leader of the new Faith Fosters Texas initiative, and how he believes Texas Baptists can make a big impact on the foster care crisis...

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Fixing an ailing system


Representatives from a variety of Texas Baptists institutions are joining together and encouraging churches to get involved with foster care and foster family ministry. ...

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One hundred years of Baptist Student Ministry


As BSM celebrates its 100th anniversary, take a look at the history of BSM and how it they continues to transform college students across Texas. ...

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Grant helps ease the financial burden of student loans for pastors


In 2017, Texas Baptists was awarded a $1 million-dollar grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop financial literacy programs and a fund to help pastors struggling financially...

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TBM to rebuild homes In Nederland affected by Tropical Depression Imelda


Churches, groups and individuals can give people affected by Tropical Depression Imelda an extra reason to celebrate Thanksgiving this year by providing them safe, secure housing through Texas Baptist Men (TBM) Rebuild...

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