Articles from July 2020

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2020 Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament awards announced

by Bonnie Shaw on July 23, 2020 in News

Though the event could not be held in-person due to COVID-19, students from churches around Texas competed virtually.

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Devotional: Wake Up

by Earl Ann Bumpus on July 19, 2020 in WMU of Texas

Alarm clocks, including the app on our phone, always get our attention to something important. Whether it’s waking us up or getting us moving, it gets our attention for something important. It is time to set our alarms to WAKE UP and SPEAK UP about our faith!

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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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Devotional: Prayer Prompts

by Earl Ann Bumpus on July 12, 2020 in WMU of Texas

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

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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Devotional: Our Response

by Earl Ann Bumpus on July 7, 2020 in WMU of Texas

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

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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