Articles by Lauren Sturdy

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David Hardage highlights Texas Baptist accomplishments in ministry in Executive Director report

by Lauren Sturdy on November 16, 2021 in Annual Meeting

“We’re enjoying a season of peace and unity.”

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President Jason Burden calls Texas Baptists to daily faithfulness

by Lauren Sturdy on November 16, 2021 in Annual Meeting

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.

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Cultural change and pandemic decisions will impact churches for generations, says Ed Stetzer

by Lauren Sturdy on November 16, 2021 in 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.

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Texas Baptists encouraged to embrace unity and make disciples

by Lauren Sturdy on November 15, 2021 in News

“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.”

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2021 African American Rally attendees urged to have vision beyond what they see

by Lauren Sturdy on November 15, 2021 in Annual Meeting

"There’s nothing wrong with telling it like it is, as long as you see how it can be.”

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Texas Baptists encouraged to plant seeds in a changing landscape

by Lauren Sturdy on November 19, 2019 in Annual Meeting

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.

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Facing the hard questions

by Lauren Sturdy on November 19, 2019 in Annual Meeting

“The biggest threat to Christianity is not atheism or strongholds or science.”

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President Evans urges Texas Baptists to bring the broken to the table

by Lauren Sturdy on November 18, 2019 in Annual Meeting

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.

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Racial reconciliation is in our DNA

by Lauren Sturdy on November 18, 2019 in Annual Meeting

“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.”

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Renewing passion for ministry at the Hispanic rally

by Lauren Sturdy on November 18, 2019 in Annual Meeting

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.

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