July 2020


Longtime Texas Baptist leader Chris Liebrum transitions to HPU role


Liebrum’s life has been a testament to the impact of cooperative missions and ministry and the importance of institutional partnerships...

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Devotional: Prayer Prompts


When you were a child did you play the word association game? Someone says a word and you respond with the first thought that comes to your mind. What words prompt you to pray?...

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Governor Abbott issues facemask order among other changes


On Thursday, July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation amending Executive Order GA-28 (“GA-28”). GA-28 was originally put in place on June 26, but the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state led to the governor giving increased authority to local officials to regulate gatherings. At the same time, Gov. Abbott also issued a new executive order, Executive Order GA-29 (“GA-29”). GA-29 does not supersede GA-28, but provides new regulations in addition to GA-28. In other words, both GA-28 and GA-29 are governing orders, and both remain in effect. Texans must comply with both...

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Devotional: Our Response


Compared to our country, National WMU is much younger…only 132 years old (WMU of Texas is 140 years old). As we reflect on WMU and how we carry out missions discipleship, we can see change. Some good, some not so good, but we can learn from it all!...

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Statewide survey indicates health levels of Texas pastors


Results from a statewide Pastor Health Survey conducted by the Texas Baptists Church Health Initiative of San Antonio provided valuable information on the health of pastors in Texas. Five hundred and sixty pastors affiliated with Texas Baptists participated in the confidential survey, a 13 percent response rate. The survey explored spiritual, physical, mental, financial, relational and work health. ...

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Virtual worship conference to offer training from renowned worship leaders


On Aug. 1, Texas Baptists will join with 16 other Baptist state conventions to host the Resourcing Worship Virtual Conference. The conference will be a virtual training for church leaders involved in worship ministry. ...

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BOUNCE encourages student ministries to find the mission field in their own backyard


“You don’t want to be sitting at home doing nothing when there are people out there who need help.”...

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Video Devotional: Serving In A Difficult Place


We've all had some challenging circumstances or difficulties in life. Even in the midst of chaos or in difficult places, God continues to open the door for us to serve. It is up to us to remain connected to the source of our strength so that we can press forward...

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