Articles from July 2020

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Taking proactive measures to protect your church and neighbors during the pandemic

by Kalie Lowrie on July 16, 2020 in News

“The more that you can do proactively when it’s sunny before things get bad, the better."

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Longtime Texas Baptist leader Chris Liebrum transitions to HPU role

by Texas Baptists Communications on July 13, 2020 in Press Releases

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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Governor Abbott issues facemask order among other changes

by John Litzler on July 9, 2020 in News

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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Statewide survey indicates health levels of Texas pastors

by Kalie Lowrie on July 6, 2020 in News

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

by Texas Baptists Communications on July 6, 2020 in News

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

by Bonnie Shaw on July 1, 2020 in News

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

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