Our purpose is to help build strong transformational churches within the African American community by equipping, encouraging, & empowering them in Christ.
The Texas Baptists Office of African American Ministries is your link to ministry and church health resources specific to the African American churches, communities and multi-ethnic ministries. Our office strives to cooperate with other Baptist bodies to minister to African Americans and others in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus.
texasbaptists.org “The only way we benefit from diversity is if we listen to one another.”
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bgav.org It has been several weeks since Easter, when life was exuberant and expectant. We were so hopeful, even though we worshipped in ways different from our norm because of COVID-19. Now, weeks have pas…
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When WMU of Texas Marketing Specialist Brandi Jones thinks about her favorite passage, John 15:1-17, she is reminded of God's love. Every morning, she reads the passage before she begins her day at WMU, where she helps WMU of Texas leaders share their mission-focused stories around the world. #wmutxteam
Today, take a moment to leave Brandi a word of encouragement below.
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baptistnews.com In the wake of what many have rightly called the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Georgia, I have turned again to the Apostle Paul’s assurance that sometimes the Holy Spirit “intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26-27). With a disoriented and weary s
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For the last nine years, through the generous donations of the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions, WMU of Texas has built nine homes for special families along the Texas border with Mexico. Thank you for supporting Texas Missions! #iamtexasmissions | Give: https://bit.ly/wmutxgive
This season has taught me that our individual plans for growth, prosperity, and glory might not be God’s plans for our lives. His plans for your life might be a season of spiritual warfare, wilderness travel, and demonic struggle.
Once you realize that His plan isn’t your plan- and His plan will supersede your plan- you learn to be submissive to His will. But through the crucifying of your flesh (and your dreams) you will develop a closer more intimate walk with God that you’d never experience in the former.
This was the issue with Peter confronting Christ after Christ testified He was to be crucified. Peter just couldn’t see Christ being crucified because of his agenda, not Christ’s plan for salvation. Look at it like this, if Christ didn’t die on the Cross there wouldn’t have been salvation for mankind, and we’d all still be lost. So Christ appropriately confronted the works of the enemy in His reply to Peter to teach him the danger of his thinking when He said “Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling block to me! You have thoughts of the man and not of God!” (Matthew 16:23).
So if you’re in a struggle like this learn to die to self and glorify Him for the path that you’re on and do not seek self-glory. For it could cost you your soul.
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txb.life Each church must evaluate their situation and make the wisest decision for them.
baptiststandard.com Are you anxious about your church re-opening? Your pastor may be stressed about it. Ryan Jespersen offers ways to reduce stress for you and your pastor.
As your church prepares to relaunch in-person classes, take a moment to view these distancing diagrams. Our Discipleship and Church Architecture teams worked together to provide these helpful diagrams for you as you consider physical distancing in classrooms.
For more information, access this resource online at https://bit.ly/2WELRLS
We are excited to welcome Michael Evans, Jr. as the new director of Public Policy for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. Evans graduates in May with his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and brings both an understanding of politics and a great passion for the local church and the Lord to the role. Join us in welcoming him to the staff! https://bit.ly/3c5AzqF
texasbaptists.org TBM launched “TBM Feeding Texans” on April 28, an effort to provide 50,000 meals in the next two weeks to unemployed Texans during the COVID-19 crisis
Join us this Thursday, May 7, at 12 p.m. for a National Day of Prayer Call where Texas Baptist leaders lift up our churches, state, country and the world in prayer. Register for the call here: https://bit.ly/2WpXQx1
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The Fort Bend Church
During our 10:30 a.m. Online Worship Experience today, Pastor Stevenson will lead us in the Holy Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.
Please have the following at hand:
-Grape juice or close equivalent (non-alcoholic)
-Crackers, pita bread or some sort of flatbread
We Have 3 Ways to Watch our Online Worship Experience:
1. Facebook Live
2. TFBC Website: www.thebend.org
3. Our Live Stream Feed: https://livestream.com/thefortbend
Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission
The Christian Life Commission is happy to welcome Michael Evans, Jr., as our new Director of Public Policy!
"I look forward to his leadership in the Capitol as well as hearing him share God's word during preaching opportunities in our Texas Baptist churches." - Dr. Gus Reyes, CLC Director.
Are you a Texas Baptist pastor prayerfully considering when to reopen your church facility? Join us for a panel discussion this Wednesday to hear from a variety of experts on practical solutions for a safe and effective relaunch. Learn more, submit questions, and register for the call at txb.org/relaunch
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BREAKING: Tonight, a "large and dangerous" tornado ripped through Deep East Texas. Please join us in praying for those who have been affected and those who will respond. Two TBM chainsaw teams have been activated to serve. Three others are on standby.
TBM can respond so quickly to natural disasters because of prayer and financial support from people like you. 100 percent of your donations designated for disaster relief support disaster relief efforts. To give, visit https://www.tbmtx.org/donate.
baptiststandard.com The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted not only changes in ministry structure, but also increased personal challenges and stress for pastors as they seek to meet the needs of their families, their congregations and their communities—and as they do it largely from home during a time of social distancin...
Texas has a population of 29 million people, and this number grows by an average of 1,000 people every day. How are Texas Baptists reaching this state? Read the 2019 Cooperative Program Annual Report to find out!
Tomorrow, April 9, at 11:30 a.m., join us for a special conference call as convention leaders voice prayers for pastors and church leaders, our country and its decision-makers, healthcare and other frontline workers, the sick and those who have lost loved ones, and many others. God is doing something new; we hope you join us.
RSVP for the call at txb.org.
When Philip Nache visited Minneapolis–Saint Paul, he realized many Africans were living there — more than 100K immigrants and refugees. But there were few churches for them.
So Philip and his wife, Jammai, moved to Minnesota from Nigeria to plant Hope of Nations Fellowship Church as North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionaries.
Your church is supporting the Naches in Minnesota through your Texas Baptists Cooperative Program giving. Will you join us in praying for our NAMB missionaries? #52Sundays
Texas Baptists President Michael Evans reminds us that the church is not a building but the body of believers and encourages us to be thankful for the new ways God is working through His church. https://bit.ly/33B7Bf1
texasbaptists.org On Thursday, Texas Gov. Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-08 (EO). The EO supersedes previous orders and preempts municipal ordinances regarding social/publi...
It is increasingly important for churches to meet virtually. Check out this article for recommendations of websites and platforms that enable your church to share live and pre-recorded worship services online. https://texasbaptists.org/article/resources-for-a-successful-church-live-stream
In light of the CDC's latest recommendations, all Texas Baptist events scheduled to take place from March 15 through Apr. 15 have been postponed. Events beyond this 30-day window will be evaluated by leadership on a rolling basis.
In addition, Texas Baptist offices are closed for the week of March 16-20, 2020. Ministry staff will continue to work remotely and are available to serve our churches. New resources are available for churches including children's Bible study curriculum and online giving suggestions. Click to read more:
One of the most moving aspects of this year’s conference was the anointed worship brought forth by Niya Cotton, and Roy Cotton II. Their musical talents unified a very diverse gathering of conference attendants. By interweaving old school music and more modern contemporary worship they blended they congregation into one beautiful unit with a singular heartbeat as we worshipped God in beauty and in truth.
Almost a decade ago Dr. Cleophus LaRue was the main lecturer at the Black Preaching Conference in San Antonio, Texas which was held at the Baptist University of the America’s. In one of his lectures he said “No pulpit is stronger than the gospel that it proclaims.” That quote has stuck with me for years and I must say the gospel was powerfully proclaimed in Truett Seminary by Dr. Larue and Dr. Henry Batson over this past weekend.
Pictured from left to right are: Dr Todd Still, Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Dr. Kerry Burkley, a two time Truett Graduate and Truett Alumni President. Dr. Cleophus LaRue, Baylor graduate and Princeton Theological Seminary’s Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics. Another Truett graduate, Dr. Michael Evans, President of the Texas Baptist’s. Dr. Kenneth Jackson president of the African American Fellowship of Texas. Dr Roy Cotton, the Director of the African American Ministries within the Texas Baptist’s.
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We are an inclusive church, welcoming people from all walks of life to show and share God's love since 1926.
Camp Exalted is a one-week spiritual enrichment experience for youth in grades 7-12, and college students. A life-changing experience!
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Watermark Community Church es en un grupo de personas internacionales totalmente entregadas a ser seguidores de Cristo Jesús en Dallas, Texas , nuestra nación, y el resto del mundo.
We are a family of believers affiliated with the Church of South India (CSI) that have been worshiping in Dallas, Texas for 25+ years. We come from different linguistic, cultural, and geographical backgrounds in one accord to glorify and serve God.
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As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide opportunities to youth to learn and perfect the Gospel music craft and skill. Youth will learn directi
Ora y Ama a Tu Familia Grupo Apoyo Familiar les hace una invitacion a todas las familias que les gustaria conocer más a Dios e invitarlo a ser parte de este formidable grupo!!!
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Since 1986, our heartbeat is to provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth.
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