Articles from August 2018

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Churches see God’s provision as rebuilding from Harvey continues at one year mark

by Kalie Lowrie on August 31, 2018 in News

Blue tarps still cover roofs in need of repair in communities like Rockport, near Corpus Christi, and Bevil Oaks, north of Beaumont. Abandoned homes are interspersed among the remodeled on many streets. One year after Category 4 Hurricane Harvey wrecked and ravaged the Gulf Coast of Texas from August 25-September 1, 2017, signs of renewal and hope are evident in the Texas Baptists churches serving along that path of the storm.

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Kelile highlights the unity of mission at Family Gathering

by Guest Author on August 29, 2018 in Faith

Nebiye Kelile, pastor of Pathway Church in Garland, Texas, spoke during the Monday morning worship session at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering.

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Dykes encourages Texas Baptists to embrace unity at Family Gathering

by Guest Author on August 29, 2018 in Faith

“Unity is valuable because it is so rare,” said David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, during his Monday night sermon at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering.

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Paredes emphasizes placing trust in the ‘Great I AM’ at Family Gathering

by Kirsten McKimmey on August 29, 2018 in Faith

Jason Paredes, lead pastor of Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas, presented the sermon during the last evening worship session of 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering.

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West encourages oneness at Family Gathering

by Kirsten McKimmey on August 29, 2018 in Faith

During Tuesday morning’s worship service of the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering, Ralph West, pastor and founder of The Church Without Walls, in Houston, Texas, preached a powerful message on oneness.

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Developing a faith that sticks in the lives of teenagers

by Guest Author on August 28, 2018 in Faith

For 18 years, parents and the local church play in a match against culture to influence the worldview of growing individuals. Where culture would speak of religion as “sin management” and God as solely focused on our happiness, the church needs to be cultivating grace-based faith that can be articulated “beneath the level of students’ feelings.”

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Texas Baptists Intercultural Churches unite youth at Camp Fusion

by Guest Author on August 16, 2018 in Great Commission

Every year, first and second generation students from Texas Baptists Intercultural Churches come together for five days and four nights to grow their faith at Camp Fusion.

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Rio Grande Valley ministry bridges education gap

by Guest author on August 14, 2018 in Hunger Offering

Education is a valued process of growth and development in pivotal years of one’s life, yet it is not always accessible. As a new school year begins, many are unable to afford the costs of learning.

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When I truly go home

by Guest Author on August 14, 2018 in Great Commission

I have been raised with this American and Texan Pride and I will always have a strong sentiment towards my heavily American and Texan roots. However, when I came back to Texas 2 weeks ago, it did not feel completely like home, and it still doesn’t, even though Texas has been my home my entire life. People say this feeling is common and it’s because you leave a piece of your heart on the mission field (as corny as it sounds, it’s true).

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Texas Baptists welcomes Oza Jones as Evangelism Associate for African American Ministries

by Kirsten McKimmey on August 13, 2018 in News

Oza Jones has joined the Texas Baptists Great Commission Team as the new Evangelism Associate for African American Ministries & Church Revitalization as of Monday, July 23.

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