October 2020


Micah 6:8 Conference encourages love and unity in divisive times


“Our congregations need to be on the frontlines, because we see passages [like Micah 6:8] that say ‘do justice, love mercy.’”...

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Improving your mental health during stress-filled times


Katie Swafford, director of Counseling Services, provides helpful information on staying healthy during a time of stress and uncertainty...

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Pandemic changes ministry approach along the border


River Ministry missionaries on the Texas/Mexico border are working hard to provide resources and hope in the midst of COVID-19...

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Texas Baptists missionary begins service in Lebanon days after massive explosion


Read about Texas Baptists missionary Julia Wallace and her heart for the people of Lebanon...

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New churches reach growing and changing communities across Texas


Church starting is a valuable way to reach the ever-growing population of Texas. See how two church starts are reaching out to their new communities...

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Texas Baptists en Espanol launches as a renewed emphasis on reaching the hispanic population


Learn about Texas Baptists en Español, a new ministry focused on uniting and mobilizing Hispanic churches around the state...

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Texas Baptists en Espanol inicia un énfasis renovado para alcanzar a la población hispana en Texas


Texas Baptists en Español existe para conectar al exhortar, informar, y colaborar con las iglesias bautistas hispanas aliadas con los Bautistas de Texas para alcanzar las metas que el Señor les ha dado...

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Roping, riding and sharing the Gospel: Celebrating 20 years of Western Heritage Ministries


As Western Heritage Ministries celebrates 20 years, take a look at the impact cowboy churches are making in Texas...

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Stories from MAP Missionaries in Brazil


The Missionary Adoption Program (MAP) would like to share a few short stories from several missionaries in Brazil. ...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Bill Noe as new Collegiate Strategist


The Texas Baptists Collegiate Ministry Team is pleased to announce that Bill Noe has joined the staff as the new Campus Strategist. Noe previously served as the National Collegiate Ministries Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources...

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Churches Weigh Options as Important Nov. 16 Deadline in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Approaches


Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the oldest and largest youth organizations in America. Founded in 1910, BSA grew to 2.6 million members in 2013. Many of these members participated in local boy scout troops that did not own a building in which to hold meetings. ...

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WBU Students Donate to FISH as Part of the SHINE Project


"They want to be involved and they're coming up with some incredible ideas and that's what's so cool about it...

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Legacy Award celebrates lifetime of faithfulness for D.L. Lowrie and Charles R. Dooley


“It is not our purpose to impress people with the skillful work that we do as ministers, it is our purpose to please God in who we are and what we do.”...

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Ministers find value in free financial education through the Center for Financial Health


“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21...

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Oza Jones Jr. named new director of African American Ministries


Oza Jones Jr. has been named the new Director of African American Ministries for Texas Baptists. Jones brings years of ministry experience to the position, including from his most recent role as African American Evangelism and Church Revitalization Specialist on the Great Commission Team. ...

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HPU to host Micah 6:8 Conference


Howard Payne University invites the community to participate in person or virtually at the Micah 6:8 Conference on Monday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 27...

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USDA Representatives visit UTRGV BSM to observe food distribution program


Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on Sept. 29 to see how the ministry provides meals to food-insecure students on campus. ...

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TBM volunteers deploy to meet needs after Hurricane Delta


TBM chainsaw, mud out and feeding volunteers are meeting needs after Hurricane Delta blew through Louisiana on Oct. 10...

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Upcoming Annual Meeting to celebrate Texas Baptists living “compelled” in 2020


The Baptist General Convention of Texas will gather online for the 135th Annual Meeting on Nov. 16-17. The meeting will be held virtually for the first time ever in response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Grains of hope


God’s purpose and work continue to move through the hearts and hands of His people...

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