February 2020


Executive board elects Hayes as CFO/Treasurer, prays for HSU President


During the Feb. meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, directors unanimously elected Ward Hayes to serve as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Treasurer...

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Ward Hayes elected to serve as CFO/Treasurer for Texas Baptists


Ward Hayes, senior pastor of Valley Grove Baptist Church in Stephenville and current board chair, was elected to serve as the new Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. ...

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Missions team welcomes new director of Multi-Housing and House Congregations


The Texas Baptists Missions Team is excited to announce that Paul Atkinson will be stepping into a new role as Director of Multi-Housing and House Congregations. ...

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Texas Baptists Chaplaincy Relations celebrates 1,000th endorsement


The Texas Baptists Chaplaincy Relations, in partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), celebrated their 1,000th chaplain endorsement during an endorsement ceremony on Feb. 16. ...

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Executive Board joins in prayer for HSU President Bruntmyer at Feb. meeting


Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board directors joined together to lay hands on and pray for Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) President Eric Bruntmyer during the Monday evening session of the Feb. board meeting...

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Small church, big hearts: Cedar Grove Baptist Church’s passion for giving and missions


Last year, Cedar Grove was an outstanding giver to the CP, and according to Senior Pastor Freddy Mason, the church has no intention of slowing down. ...

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Statement regarding HSU's announcement of the closure of Logsdon Seminary


I am certain that the decision by the HSU Board of Trustees to close Logsdon Seminary was difficult and painful for them. I encourage everyone to lift up in prayer President Bruntmyer, the Board, and all those in the Logsdon family at this time. Logsdon has been an important part of Texas Baptist life and we understand the disappointment many friends and alumni share. We believe in and are praying for a bright future for Hardin-Simmons University, and our many Texas Baptist educational institutions. As a convention of churches, we continue to support theological education across the state.

David Hardage, Executive Director

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Go Now students use music as ministry over Christmas break


This winter, a group of 13 students from four Texas universities spent their Christmas break on a music and missions journey in the Middle East. ...

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Using Asset Mapping to guide community ministry


The ABCD method helped us take a large issue and break it down into very practical actions we could take to help our homebound neighbors...

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Lilly Endowment renews $1 million grant to boost financial health for pastors


Texas Baptists will receive $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to continue the expansion of the Center for Financial Health, a ministry dedicated to promoting the financial health of pastors...

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