“We’re enjoying a season of peace and unity.”
Jason Burden, Baptist General Convention of Texas president, urged Texas Baptists to be “wash, rinse, repeat” Christians in his Tuesday morning address at the final worship and business session of the 2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the impact of cultural issues in churches across the country, creating “the hardest time to lead” in the last 50 years.
“There’s opportunity in unity. There’s opportunity to show the world what it looks like to be a part of the Kingdom of God.”
"There’s nothing wrong with telling it like it is, as long as you see how it can be.”
Victor Rodriguez encouraged pastors to “let the seeds fly” in his sermon during the closing worship session on Tuesday of the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.
“The biggest threat to Christianity is not atheism or strongholds or science.”
The banquet table of Christ is for everyone, said Dr. Michael Evans, president of Texas Baptists and pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield, and Texas Baptists are compelled to invite others to join the feast.
“The Gospel uniquely calls us to be involved in this space of building bridges,” said Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church in Dallas during a Monday afternoon workshop on race and the church at the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting. “No matter what your background is, when we come to the Gospel we now share the same spiritual DNA, the same bloodline, so now we must work together.”
Hispanic Baptists joined for fellowship, worship and encouragement at the Hispanic Rally held at First Baptist Woodway during the first night of the 2019 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.