November 2020


Devotional: Are your thoughts spinning?


There are so many thoughts spinning around in my head that I would like to find a button to press “STOP”  to slow down. Have you ever felt that way? ...

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Dickens recognized as outstanding interim pastor of 2020


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Dr. G. Dean Dickens became the 12th annual recipient of the Maples-Williamson-Daehnert (MWD) Award. ...

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Ideas for COVID-friendly holiday celebrations


As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays draw near, churches are thinking of new and creative ways to share the holiday spirit in a way that is pandemic-friendly and safe for all those who participate...

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MAP stories: Rafael and Sarah Araujo


The Araujos moved from Argentina to Canada in 2015 after feeling God’s calling to open a church and minister to Spanish and Portuguese speakers there. ...

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Devotional: Giving Thanks in the Midst of COVID-19


Take time between now and Thanksgiving Day to make a gratitude list to remind you of all the things God has done for you...even the brevity of life. ...

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Texas Baptists celebrate and look ahead during first-ever online Annual Meeting


“We get to bear fruit, Texas Baptists family. We bear this fruit because we are connected to that vine that is Jesus Christ.”...

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I am Thankful Tablecloth


What are you thankful for? This month, encourage your family to share what they are thankful for with this fun activity from WMU of Texas Age-Level Strategist, Teri Ussery...

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Nature Walk for Preschoolers


This fall, remind your children, grandchildren, or Mission Friends groups that God created the world with this fun placemat activity from WMU of Texas Age-Level Strategist, Teri Ussery....

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New officers elected for 2020-2021 at 135th Annual Meeting


Three new convention officers were elected during the Monday, Nov. 16 Business Session of the 135th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas...

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Texas Baptists en Español Launching Service looks forward to future Hispanic ministry


“It was an intentional focus, not just to change the name, but to have an intentional strategy. ...

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Young Adult Rally shares biblical responses to challenges in 2020


“We have to think, engage our minds, pray, seek the Lord and at the end of the day based upon what we know about God and his values, move forward”...

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2020 African American Worship Rally encourages community and boldness


“Keep being a bold witness. Keep telling people about the goodness of Christ,” ...

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Devotional: Think Before You Speak


I am grateful that Jesus was always kind. His gentle words of encouragement and instruction can carry us through each day if we let them. His words bring a soothing salve to our hurting hearts and ears. So let’s be thankful by expressing kindness in what we say and how we say it...

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Longhorn BSM begins the school year with a new building and 48 hours of prayer


“It was the first time either of them, I think, intentionally prayed on their own...

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Baylor BSM push-up challenge results in fellowship and salvations


"...Just invite them into your life, just do life with them, play sports and go from there.”...

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Devotional: Beyond The Vote


What will you do with your 'I Voted' sticker? WMU of Texas President Earl Ann Bumpus placed her sticker on her computer as a reminder to pray. ...

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New church in McAllen focuses on discipleship and missions during the pandemic


“as far as the remotest part of the earth...

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God provides through the Hunger Offering to help victims of human trafficking


As Christians, we have a duty to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). ...

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Devotional: Welcome Autumn


God has given us many things to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell with the arrival of a new season. Be quick to thank Him for all the beauty He has made for us to enjoy and share that with others...

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