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  • Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, July 16, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs was about 20 miles from Austin when it was founded in 1875 in a community of about 200 people. But Austin's vast growth has reached Dripping Springs, and the church is positioned to reach the 35,000 living there now.

    Dripping Springs' population is projected to double in the next eight years, pastor Matthew Nance said. To address that growth, First Baptist is working to become a multigenerational congregation with emphases on ministry to Hispanic immigrants and on meeting practical needs in the community. Read More

  • TX shooting: SBC leaders to visit grieving pastor, church

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 06, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists ministering in the wake of what some have called the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history say they've witnessed "God at work" despite the 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

    Local pastors and field personnel with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) began providing grief counseling within hours of the shooting at First Baptist's morning worship service Nov. 5. Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page plan to ... Read More

  • Hurricane Harvey: Southern Baptists urged to pray

    by SBTC, NAMB & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists are calling for prayer in response to Hurricane Harvey that struck the Texas coast late Friday evening as a devastating Category 4 storm. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has declared a public health emergency in the state.

    Frank S. Page, SBC Executive Committee president and CEO, said in a statement, "Our prayers go out to the people of Texas in the massive flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Our Baptist disaster relief units will be the first on the scene to minister in a variety of ways. I call on Southern Baptists to pray and be ready to assist through giving and going. God bless Texas." Read More

  • Record 467 degrees awarded at Southern's commencement

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Ministers of the Gospel are not partakers in a career, but recipients of a divine calling, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his commencement address May 19 to the 2017 graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    During 219th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 318 master's and doctoral students received degrees. A week earlier, 149 Boyce College students graduated, with the combined 467 degrees representing the largest commencement in Southern Seminary's history. Read More

  • SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Mo.

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CANTON, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief teams ended a nearly two-week deployment to East Texas May 13, where they assisted victims of four tornadoes that hit in late April and early May.

    SBTC DR efforts focused on the communities of Canton, Emory and Fruitvale, said Mike Benton a DR "white cap" leader from Bishop, Texas. Read More

  • 6 tornadoes in 3 counties: SBTC rallies DR response

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    With six tornadoes striking three counties east of Dallas, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief volunteers deploy quickly with command center, meals and laundry and shower unit. Read More

  • TX foster care ministry accused of sexual abuse

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- A $7 million lawsuit alleges children were "serially sexually abused" and neglected at a Baptist children's home in Texas.

    The Texas Baptist Home for Children (TBHC) -- an “affiliated ministry” of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention -- did not respond specifically to the suit but told Baptist Press it maintains the highest standards of safety for children in its care.

    The lawsuit, filed April 5 in Tarrant County civil court, claims seven siblings under age 14 suffered sexual and physical abuse as well as "serious medical and other ... Read More

  • Mt. Zion tackles community's lack of potable water

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (one year ago)

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    SEAGOVILLE, Texas (BP) -- The 100 residents of the unincorporated Sandbranch community have lacked potable water due to contaminated wells for a startling three decades.

    The 138-year-old community, however, now has a source of quenching for its physical and spiritual thirst: Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

    When Eugene Keahey became Mt. Zion's pastor four years ago, he saw an immediate need to serve the Sandbranch community by expanding the services of Project Dreamhaus, a 501c3 organization he and his wife Deanna founded in 2001. Once focused on scholarships and educational opportunities for youth, Project Dreamhaus now also helps bring basic services to the community. Read More

  • $1 millón de parte de SBTC desplegaría misioneros de IMB a Houston

    Por Keith Collier/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, October 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Los misioneros de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales que regresan del campo de misión como parte de una reducción voluntaria de personal podrían encontrar oportunidades inmediatas para alcanzar etnias en una de las megalópolis más diversas de EE.UU. -- Houston.

    La Junta Ejecutiva de la Convención Bautista del Sur de Texas considerará una recomendación en su reunión de noviembre para separar $1 millón que facilite a los misioneros que regresan como plantadores o revitalizadores de iglesias para la iniciativa Alcance Houston de la convención. Read More