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May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
June 5 - 9, 2022 - Wild Week 1, Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. Multiple speakers. Worship. Portraits. Music. Contact: Karen Montgomery at (210) 333-0406. E-mail
www.wildweek.com Latham Springs Staff Needed! Looking for a place to serve this summer? Latham Springs provides an opportunity for College Students who want to serve the Lord, AND GET PAID FOR IT!
June 6 - 11, 2022 - Bounce Summer 1, Mon. - Sat., Lake Charles, LA. Student Disaster Recovery. $279. Bounce Student Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab and Bounce Student Church Planting. Pre-packaged mission experiences mobilizing student youth groups in disaster recovery, community rehabilitation, and church planting. BOUNCE 2022 Registration is up and running!! Check out locations and dates online and register YOUR middle school, high school, and college groups today for Spring Break & Summer missions!* All dates and locations are subject to change. TEXAS BAPTISTS To view Bounce Summer 2 - 6 visit https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/bounce
June 7, 2022 - MinistrySafe Webinar, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. For more information contact Katie Swafford at email@example.com or call (214) 828-5188. Peer to Peer Abuse.
June 9, 2022 - WMU of SWMBA Meeting, College Heights Baptist Church, 1007 Phillips St., Cleburne 76033. 10 AM.
June 9 - 13, 2022 - Wired Youth Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. Speaker: Chris Dodd. Worship: Noah Cox. Contact: Jeremy Lewis at (979) 229-2876 or E-mail
June 11, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Covington area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
June 12 - 13, 2022 - Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders, Anaheim CA. For more information. SBC Annual Meeting and Pastor's Conference. Messenger Pre-registration is open. Hotel reservations is now open. View "The Road to Anaheim - 2022" | #SBC22 Livestream Info
June 12 - 13, 2022 - National WMU Annual Meeting & Missions Celebration/Send Conference, California. WMU of Texas Events *Note: Event information has the ability to change without notice. Please contact WMU of Texas by phone at (214) 828-5150 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
June 13 - 17, 2022 - Camp Refuge, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. Speaker: Dale Wallace. Worship: Art Wellborn. Contact: Justin Rymes at (817) 246-6646 or E-mail
June 14, 2022 - Flag Day
June 14 - 15, 2022 - SBC Annual Meeting, Anaheim CA. The Road To Anaheim |While we will continue to provide a livestream of the 2022 Annual Meeting and Pastors’ Conference at SBC.net, partnership with ACTS2 TV allows viewers to stream from basically any app-based platform. Whether you have a smartphone, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV device or television, you will be able to follow along with what’s going on in Anaheim in real time from the comfort of home. #SBC22 Livestream Info - More Info*Baptist Press
June 19, 2022 - Father's Day
June 19, 2022 - Juneteenth
June 21 - 25, 2022 - AIM Preteen Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. Camp Pastor: Jared Greer. AIM Camp House Band. Contact: Patrick Knowlton at (254) 697-6505 or E-mail
June 24, 2022 - The Reviving Mission Collective - RSVP at EveryHomeUSA.com/events. E-mail email@example.com, phone (828) 514-5096. For more information and to Register for the Event. This free Pastors' event focuses on a new study conducted by Barna Group on behalf of Every Home for Christ. Per the Reviving Mission Collective, you will receive everything you need to reach your community for Jesus. Location of the Mission Collective: Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center, 2325 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75207, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Eighty-five percent of those in our church have obstacles preventing them from sharing their faith in Jesus. The Reviving Mission Collective provides FREE tools, strategies, and resources to help your church break through the barriers that are preventing them from engaging in spiritual conversations. This is a gathering for Lead/Senior/Outreach pastors. Due to the popularity and limited space for this event, Pastors and Churches may register themselves, and one guest. *This FREE event is made possible thanks to Every Home USA, a ministry of Every Home for Christ. Learn more at EveryHome.org or EveryHomeUSA.com.
June 24 - 25, 2022 - Together '22, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX. Continue to Pulse.org In the 1970's, a great revival hit America and a generation of "Jesus People" formed the largest Jesus gathering of all time called Explo '72, taking place at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Fifty years later, Together '22 is a modern-day Jesus movement led by Nick Hall that will equip and activate an entire generation to follow Jesus and Make Him Known. "I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ." (Philemon 1:6) KEEP 5 - I will write down the names of five people who need Jesus. Pray for them every day. Look for opportunities to share Jesus with them. When we pray, God moves!*pulse.org Register Here | A generation coming back to Jesus.
June 27 - July 1, 2022 - Rescue Youth Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. Speaker: Ryan Fontenot. Worship: The Nick Gainly Band. Contact: Elizabeth Crawford at (254) 694-3689 or E-mail
July 9, 2022 - Prayer Gathering, Cleburne Bible Church, 930 N. Nolan River Rd., Cleburne 76033, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
July 10 - 14, 2022 - Wild Week 2, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 223, Aquilla 76622. Conference Style. Multiple Speakers. Worship: Jack T Aweatt from Breakaway. Contact: Karen Montgomery at (210) 338-0406. E-mail
July 14, 2022 - WMU of SWMBA Meeting, College Heights Baptist Church, 1007 Phillips St., Cleburne 76033. 10 AM.
July 14 - 18, 2022 - Next Level Kidz Kamp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 223, Aquilla 76622. Pastor: Jesse Joyner. Worship: Crossroads Band. Registration: Janet Wilson. E-mail (254) 694-3689 Website | Co/Directors Julie McClure E-mail & Cyndi Abbe E-mail
July 18 - 22, 2022 - Black Church Leadership and Family Conference '22, Ridgecrest NC. Choose your experience, onsite or online. Either way each day an amazing team will lead you in worship, Bible studies, and so much more. The 29th Annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, near Asheville, in Black Mountain, NC. Experience three events in one: a leadership development conference, spiritual retreat, and family vacation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, a ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. This conference is uniquely designed for black, urban, and multi-cultural churches. You will leave encouraged, equipped, and inspired.| In addition to leadership development, your entire family will be provided with a week of spiritual development, recreation, and quality family time. Kids under 12 attend day camp or preschool during adult session times (preschool also available during evening worship). Students in grades 7-12 attend FUGE camp for an incredible week of Bible study, worship, and recreation. So bring your family and as many church leaders and members as possible for an unforgettable week together. For more information, list of speakers and registration: *lifeway.com
July 18 - 22, 2022 - Breakthrough Preteen Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 223, Aquilla 76622. Camp Pastor: Joe Bruce. Worship: Tom Cottar Band. Contact: Deanna Hutchason at (254) 645-2256 Website
19 de julio de 2022 - Reunión de la Junta Ejecutiva, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1420 C. R. 903, Cleburne, 76033, mediodía
July 19, 2022 - Executive Board Meeting, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1420 C. R. 903, Cleburne, 76033, Noon
July 21 - 25, 2022 - GA/RA Mission Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 223, Aquilla 76622. Craft will be Tile Art, Cup Bird Feeders, Lay & Pringle Cans. Needed: Solid color or white coffee cups/mugs, saucers, any color or size, tiles 4" x 4". GA Contact: Cheryl Ely, Ph. (254) 541-9160. firstname.lastname@example.org | RA Contact: Brad Blanchard E-mail
Aug. 9, 2022 - MinistrySafe Webinar, 9:30 - 11:00 AM. For more information contact Katie Swafford at email@example.com or call (214) 828-5188. Sexual Abuse Risk - Changes In The Landscape. On-line trainings.
Aug. 11, 2022 - WMU of SWMBA Meeting, College Heights Baptist Church, 1007 Phillips St., Cleburne 76033. 10 AM.
Aug. 13, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Grandview area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
Aug. 13, 2022 - Equip Conference, https://sbtexas.com/event/equip-conference/
Sept. 8, 2022 - Fall 50+ Adult Day, Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 23, Aquilla 76622. R.S.V.P. for meal to: (254) 694-3689. Driving Address and GPS Address
Sept. 10, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Alvarado area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
Sept. 11 - 18, 2022 - Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions Week of Prayer
Sept. 17, 2022 - Children's Missions Day
Oct. 8, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Blum area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
Oct. 18, 2022 - MinistrySafe Webinar, 9:30 - 11:00 AM. For more information contact Katie Swafford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 828-5188. Model of care for abuse survivors. On-line trainings.
Oct. 21 - 23, 2022 - Women of Joy 2022 Fall Tour "Extravagant Grace," Comerica Center, Frisco TX. Women of all ages come together to find out what it means to live in the extravagant grace of God. Charles Billingsley*(worship leader) and Jeremy Camp (in concert). Speakers: Lisa TerKeurst, Angela Thomas Pharr, Chrystal Evans Hurst, and Lisa Harper. For more information and to register - WomenofJoy.org presented by Phil Waldrep Ministries 256-355-1554.*Charles Billingsley insists the answer to life's most important questions lie in whose we are and what we believe. When we recognize our sole purpose in life is to glorify our Creator, we understand why we were created. Conference only rate as low as $109 per person.
23 de octubre de 2022 - Reunión anual de la Asociación Bautista Southwest Metroplex, Ubicación: Greenbrier Baptist Church, 7037 C. R. 313, Alvarado 76009
Oct. 23, 2022 - Annual Meeting of the Southwest Metroplex Baptist Association, Location: Greenbrier Baptist Church, 7037 C. R. 313, Alvarado 76009
Oct. 23, 2022 - Day of Prayer Baptist Associations
Nov. 7, 2022 - Baptist Women's Day of Prayer
Nov. 11 - 13, 2022 - Conferencia de Liderazgo (Texas Baptists en Espanol Celebration), Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave., Waco, TX, Texas Baptists en Espanol is excited to connect the Texas Baptists churches from across the State of Texas through the Annual Hybrid Leadership Conference. Pastors and church leaders from across the Texas Hispanic Baptists churches will gather together to celebrate and inmulate the servant leadership of Christ through a time of worship celebration, Biblical exposition and leadership development. For more information contact Rolando Rodriguez at email@example.com or call (972) 951-3153.*https://texasbaptists.org/events
Nov. 12, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Venus area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
Nov. 13 - 15, 2022 - Compelled - Texas Baptists Annual Meeting - Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave., Waco, Texas. Annual business and worship sessions. For more information contact Coleen Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 828-5228.*https://texasbaptists.org/events
Nov. 14 - 15, 2022 - Southern Baptists of Texas Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi.*https://sbtexas.com/event/annual-meeting/ la misión Creemos que por medio de invirtiendo tiempo en relaciones e invitando a hispanos a conocer a Jesucristo como su Señor y Salvador, podemos animar a cada iglesia hispana a crecer hacia su máximo potencial.*https://sbtexas.com/en-espanol/
Nov. 27 - Dec. 4, 2022 - Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer
Dec. 10, 2022 - Prayer Gathering in the Mansfield area. Location TBA, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Why we are praying in different communities during 2022. An open letter to Pastors and Church members.
Mar. 5 - 12, 2023 - Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Apr. 26 - 28, 2023 - NAMA Conference, National Association of Ministry Assistants, Natchez, MS
God is at work in Ukraine. Give today, www.imb.org/ukraine, to bring help and hope of Christ to hurting Ukrainians. 100% of your gift is used to provide emergency supplies, water, shelter and clothing and show the love of Christ in practical ways.
GA - girls in action - Changing a girl's heart through Girls in Action. wmutx.org For more information, contact Teri Ussery, Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Preschool, Children, Youth and Young Adults WMU Digital Catalog 2022 - 23 See resources and leaders guides for GA's, RA's, and CA's (Children in Action) on page 20 - 31. For information about the July 21 - 25, 2022 - GA/RA Mission Camp, Latham Springs Camp & Retreat Center, 134 Private Road 223, Aquilla 76622 (see event calendar above.)
RA - Royal Ambassadors - Missions Discipleship for Boys wmutx.org/missions-discipleship/preschool-children/just-for-boys. | What is Royal Ambassadors/Challengers? As boys are introduced to missional concepts, they learn they have an active part to play in God’s plan for their lives and for the world. They come to understand that God can use them now-even in their youth-to share His love with others and make a difference. Experiences gained through missions education lead to a lifelong commitment of service to God, His mission, and His church.*wmutx.org
5 Ways to instill Godly Wisdom in your kids. By Sarah Humphrey. Sarah is a wife and homeschool mom to three kids while also working as an artist, author, and voice actor. Her writing and doodling can be found in her books, “40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood” and “Solomon Says Devotional”, while her voice is found in several commercials, children’s books, and audiobooks. She loves encouraging women and kids to embrace self-care, utilize their gifts, and become leaders in the community around them. *kidsministry.lifeway.com
Latham Springs Staff Needed! Looking for a place to serve this summer? Latham Springs provides an opportunity for College Students who want to serve the Lord, AND GET PAID FOR IT! Various jobs include ropes course and zip line, paintball and bazooka ball, and lifeguarding; housing and meals will also be provided. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" For more information contact: Brad Nickel (254) 694-3689 Website GPS Address
Bounce Summer 1, June 6 - 11, through Summer 6, July 19, 2022. Bounce Provides Two Types of Mission Options: Bounce Student Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab and Bounce Student Church Planting. Pre-packaged mission experiences mobilizing student youth groups in disaster recovery, community rehabilitation, and church planting. BOUNCE 2022 Registration is up and running!! Check out locations and dates online and register your middle school, high school, and college groups today for Spring Break & Summer missions!*Texas Baptists. All dates and locations are subject to change. TEXAS BAPTISTS To view Bounce Summer 1 - 6 visit https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/bounce
Church Health Strategies - Resources available include tools for all aspects of ministry, such as how to assess a church, demographic and psychographic reports, leadership development, models for reaching local communities and guides for utilizing prayer as an evangelism tool. | Churches can access the tools and resources made available through the partnership with Church Answers by contacting Jonathan Smith at email@example.com or (214) 828-5315. *TexasBaptists.org
Filling the pulpit for short and long-term ministry, by Bonnie Shaw on October 26, 2021 in Ministerial Health. “It can feel like the church is broken when there’s no settled pastor, and a good interim can keep that from happening,” Fickling explained. “Just having someone fill in the pulpit consistently can bring a sense of security, and the interim pastor can also ensure that the existing church staff or volunteers don’t have pastoral duties put on them or have them pile up on a desk.”*Carl Fickling, Coordinator of Interim Church Services.
Connect your college freshman with a BSM on their campus. Connect with the Baptist Student Ministry Hill College, Cleburne. To volunteer to supply Tuesday lunch for the students at Hill College during the spring and fall semisters E-mail.
What is MinistrySafe? - Reduce the risk of child sexual abuse in your ministry with the MinistrySafe 5 Part Safety System - Contact MinistrySafe MinistrySafe Webinars - June 7, 2022, Peer to Peer Abuse., 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Aug. 9, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Sexual Abuse Risk - Changes in the Landscape. October 18, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Model of Care for Abuse Survivors. Register here MinistrySafe Webinar | On-line trainings. The founders of MinistrySafe discuss Current issues and answer common questions in tutorials about the founding and mission of MinistrySafe. Schedule a Free Consultation with a Background Check Consultant.*TEXAS BAPTISTS
Pastors are invited to Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center for a couple of days; the camp is located at 134 Private Rd. 223, Aquilla 76622. "We know how hard you labor in the field of ministry where you serve; therefore, we want to offer you a FREE personal retreat. Scripture reminds me of the importance of your calling:" "Pay careful attention to yourselves and all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you Overseers." Acts 20:28 ESV. The offer is good after camp season; camp season is from June 5th to July 25th. Taking reservations now, Pastor's Cabin openings start in September. For more information call the camp at 254-707-0195.*Invitation from Mike Wilson. For a Pastor's Cabin Voucher e-mail or call 817-645-8222. www.lathamsprings.com/ Reservations@lathamsprings
Filling the Tank - If you are a pastor, I encourage you to reach out if you are in need of a fill-up! Texas Baptists Counseling Services can connect you with resources to offer support and encouragement along your ministry journey and help you keep the tank from running out of fuel! Article by Katie Swafford
Sanctity of Life Celebration provides insight and encourages believers to take action.*“Today, we want to provide resources to help our churches present a pro-life message in a way that we think is God honoring,” said David Sanchez, director of Ethics & Justice for the CLC. Pastor Randal Lyle of Meadowridge shared 1 John 3:18, “Let us not love in word and in talk, but in deed and in truth.” He left believers with a challenge to do more than speak to the issue but take actions that make a difference. “The absolute best way that you can be a part of change if you are passionate about this is not through your post that you put online. What changes things is getting involved in ministering to people, walking in the door and asking, How can I help?” he said. “Christian, I want to encourage you to love not just in talk, but in the way that you live. We need to have discussions with people. I think those are good, but there comes a point where our discussion has to end and our actions have to begin. My challenge to you is don’t just talk and don’t just think, but act upon what God has put in your heart.”
Children's Hunger Fund - Link to Children's Hunger Fund: Why is CHARITABLE GIVING IMPORTANT? Children's Hunger Fund Giving Catalog
Click here to see why Hope Starts Here, Promises Community Ministry exists to meet the mental and physical needs of Burleson and the greater Johnson County area residents. Established in 2000, Promises has steadily increased its service footprint in Johnson County. Promises consist of Licensed Professional Counseling, a food pantry, and other limited financial support to our neighbors. It is staffed by 4 employees and 75 volunteers from the community.*From Hope Starts Here, Promises Community Ministry.
"Spark Studios" - Created in Christ. Designed for God's purpose. This summer, kids will let their imaginations and ingenuity run wild at "Spark Studios," Lifeway Christian Resources 2022 Vacation Bible School theme that explores the creativity of God and His image bearers.*Lifeway Spark Studios
CHURCH ON Toolkit for Churches LifeWay - The road back to normal is fraught with uncertainty. But God isn't calling us to normal; He is calling us to what comes next. LET'S CHURCH ON TOGETHER.*LifeWay Church On
Seek and Pursue - We have an extremely important mission to fulfill, and time is not on our side. Life is short. Eternity is long. A lost and dying world needs to know the forgiveness of Jesus. Broken people need the salve of the Savior. Let’s be people who are driven to serve others, not just please ourselves. Let’s chase excellence. Let’s pursue faithfulness. Let’s run after character, and kindness, and loyalty, and integrity. Let’s actively seek (and offer) forgiveness, and gentleness, and goodness. Let’s seek and pursue Jesus.*Chuck Peters, Director of Lifeway Kids. To read more of this article click here... Kidsministry.lifeway.com
Lifeway Kids - Fostering friendships at church (and why it matters.) These are just a few ways to reframe your thinking about how to approach fostering friendships at church. It may mean that you have to train your volunteers to think differently about how they lead in various environments. It will be worth the effort if the outcome results in kids having meaningful relationships at church that could ultimately point them to a lifetime of lasting faith.*Kidsministry.lifeway.com
Multi-generational revitalization reflects one church’s mission *Jonathan Smith, Director of Church Health Strategy, shared. “As an equipper, I can teach pastors many things, but I can’t give them a heart to reach the community. Only God can do that.” Texas Baptists The Center for Church Health has experts in church growth, worship, discipleship, evangelism, church architecture and Biblical resources to guide churches to fulfill the Great Commission. Learn More | Re:Vision: A podcast about church health and growth | Consulting Services contact Jonathan Smith Email or by Phone (214) 828-5315.
Resources for Churches, available at |How can our church mobilize members to mission? https://www.imb.org/for-churches/ Teach on God's mission with key terms and beliefs. https://www.imb.org/key-terms/ | How can the IMB help our church in missions? | How can our church get involved? | How can our church connect to missionaries? | How can our church prepare for a mission trip? | Disciple Making - Disciple making is the Christ-commanded, Spirit-empowered duty of every disciple of Jesus to evangelize unbelievers, baptize believers, teach them the Word of Christ, and train them to obey Christ as members of His church who make disciples on mission to all nations.73 Reference Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8. 73 https://www.imb.org/key-terms/#Disciple-Making *IMB.org
Hope in Christ - WMU's emphasis for work in the churches 2022 - 24. Because of our hope in Christ, we will seek to be genuine in love; patient in tribulation; constant in prayer; and compassionate to all. Watchword: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12. NIV)*Because of Hope Reflections of Faith, WMU Catalog 2022-23, Pg. 4
What if 2022… What if 2022 was the year we began to celebrate that God really is enough and if times get harder, Jesus is faithful. If our culture gets darker, Jesus is brighter. If society becomes more broken, Jesus is still the healer. We all long to hear Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” We have to remember that good and faithful are character traits that are proven during tough times, not easy times. Now Is The Time To Lift Up Your Eyes. Now Is The Time For Perseverence and Perspective.*Clayton Bullion is the Evangelism Discipleship Mobilization Catalyst for the Center for Collegiate Ministry. Texas Baptists
Ministry Jobs/Next Step Connection Job Board - Post ministry positions and view employment opportunities. Here. https://nextstep.sbtexas.com/login/employer/job
Texas Baptist Minister Connection - A place for churches to post ministry openings and potential candidates to create a profile and share their resume. https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/minister-connection
ChurchPulse Weekly w/ Ed Stetzer (May 12, 2022) from Barma Group | In a recent ChurchPulse Weekly episode, Ed Stetzer—author, speaker and professor—joins Carey Nieuwhof to discuss shifting trends in church attendance throughout the pandemic, engaging congregations in their local church’s mission and finding new ways to measure church success. On Church Metrics Barna’s recent project, The State of Your Church, outlines new metrics to measure areas of human flourishing and congregational thriving. Certain dimensions of congregational thriving include worship experience, connected community, prayer culture, Bible centeredness, spiritual formation and trust in leadership.*https://www.barna.com/research/cpw-stetzer/
Future Church 2030 Conference helps church leaders look forward to the future with confidence -"It is our hope and prayer that everything we learn here makes a big Kingdom impact for the days, weeks and years to come," Texas Baptists Executive Director David Hardage said as he kicked off the Future Church 2030 Conference. | Beto Gonzalez and Ariel Martinez, Global Compassion & Spanish Ministry pastor and campus pastor at Del Sol Church in El Paso, respectively, spoke about engaging the growing Hispanic demographic in Texas. They urged churches to make a space for Hispanic people in their church and to help raise up Hispanic church leaders. They explained that, above all, Hispanics value work, family and cultural religious belief. By creating events that promote the family and provide opportunities for the church’s Hispanic ministry and non-Hispanic ministry to come together, churches can create a space where their changing communities feel like they belong. | Director of the Center for Cultural Engagement Katie Frugé spoke on issues of identity, presence and purpose facing the future church. She explained that there has been an increase in anonymity on the Internet. “If the future is pushing disconnectivity in real life, then where are we connecting?” Frugé asked conference attendees. For more information ... | The Future is here. | Adjusting the Method, not the message. - Director of Church Health Strategy Jonathan Smith spoke from the second chapter of Acts and encouraged church leaders, giving them a message of hope. “The gospel is unstoppable,” he said. “And the gospel will come out in unexpected ways at an unexpected time through unexpected people.”He reminded church leaders that GC2 – the Great Commission and the Great Commandment – should be the sole focus and encouraged them to get involved in revitalizing, replanting and planting churches. He recommended that churches who want to get involved with church planting contact the Center for Missional Engagement, which has had a 92% success rate in church planting. | Carey Nieuwhof ended the conference with his two-part session on “Why the Old Model of Church No Longer Works.” A recap of his session can be found here. Above all, Nieuwhof emphasized that a Christ-centered, authentic church will draw people regardless of how “trendy” they are. Creating an online presence does not have to be about chasing what is cool or “in,” it has to be about offering something that this world does not.“Churches who deliver hope, not hype, online will have a bright future,” he said. For a dozen more events and articles from Texas Baptists Life, click here.
Search Texas Providers of Adult Education and Literacy by County - Search Texas Providers of Adult Education and Literacy by County | Welcome to the Adult Education Provider Directory Search | Hands and Feet Christian Women's Job Corps | Texas Adult Education & Literacy Hotline: (800) 441-READ (7323)*Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A & M University
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TXB | CMH - Financial Health | Protesting Your Property Taxes 2022. How to Protest Your Property Value Notice.*by Financial Health Team on May 10th, Financial Health www.texasbaptists.org/article/how-to-protest-your-property-value-notice Chandler Crouch, a Fort Worth based real estate broker and realtor who protested on behalf of 20,000 homeowners last year, covers in the webinar how to spend minimal time protesting your taxes and also provides education on how the property tax system works in Texas. Watch the webinar here. It is probably past the time to file a protest, but this is how to protest your property value notice. This podcast explains how protesting your property value notice does not reduce the value of your home.