When shaping missional kids, experience gives way to knowledge

September 11th, 2014 By: Melissa Deming

The TEXAN recently caught up with IMB missions catalyst and Zambia missionary Lori McDaniel for insigh [...]

Leaders in Training: preteens serve inner-city San Antonio

September 10th, 2014 By: Jane Rodgers

SAN ANTONIO—The sullen teenager cracked a smile when an exuberant fifth grader handed him a name [...]

Reach Texas Offering sees record giving, increases goal to $1.3 million for next year

September 9th, 2014 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

Southern Baptists have clearly communicated their commitment to missions and evangelism in the way the [...]

BGR ethical coffee initiative opens hearts to good news

September 8th, 2014 By: Jane Rodgers

Dallas—Between trips to Nepal and Honduras, Travis Hester sipped coffee in the student center of [...]


New, free ‘Texas Missions for Kids’ curriculum available online

September 8th, 2014 / By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

With this summer’s launch of Texas Missions for Kids, the Southern Baptists of Texas challenges two myths: to engage in missions, people have to leave the country and that those “people” must be adults.Texas Missions for Kids, a new resource developed by SBTC staff, discards those ideas and instead teaches kids that mission opportunities abound in Texas and they can join the work [...]

Confident Christianity Conference features Norman Geisler

September 8th, 2014 / By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

Registration is open for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s Confident Christianity Conference, which will be held at Fort Worth’s Southcliff Baptist Church, Sept. 19-20. The annual apologetics conference, now in its third year, has evangelism at its core and seeks to equip Christians to share and defend their faith. Bruno Molina, SBTC ministry associate, says a panel discussio [...]

Bible Conference follows ‘Rend the Heavens’ theme

August 29th, 2014 / By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Managing Editor

FORT WORTH—“Rend the Heavens,” based on Isaiah 64:1-4, is the theme for the Nov. 9-10 pre-convention Bible Conference to be held in MacGorman Chapel of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Conference president Michael Dean, pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, is anxious to see participants “join together in seeking God in his Word and i [...]

First Baptist Rio Vista experiences growth through outreach

July 25th, 2014 / By: Jane Rodgers

RIO VISTA—First Baptist Church of Rio Vista has become what Pastor Neale Oliver calls a “Great Commission church,” but the church’s overnight transformation has actually taken four years.Rio Vista is a rural community of 1,000 in Johnson County, south of Fort Worth, with a Class 2A high school and many low-income families.Oliver came to Rio Vista in 2010 following the resig [...]