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“But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.”
1 Corinthians 6:17
Our legal consultant John Litzer helps churches understand the update from Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton yesterday on “Guidance to Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis." This review provides insight as your church considers future in-person gatherings.
Silvia Briones, River Ministry Missionary, talked with friends & felt the Lord leading her to pray. Silvia & 46 ladies from 8 different countries prayed together for the COVID-19 crisis around the world via zoom. It was an impactful time of prayer for everyone.
Pastor Josh at First Baptist Quinlan recently started E-Training to equip the Kid’s Ministry leaders. He is able to assign trainings to his leaders and monitor their progress on the online platform. Want more info how to get this for your church? Contact [email protected].
The Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission (CLC) is excited to announce the Community Transformation Initiative, a grant designed to relieve the financial burdens of Texas Baptist churches and affiliated ministries.
Read more here: https://buff.ly/2RZ1tbF
@BounceSDR had a great Spring Break 2020 & are still hoping for a great Summer. Right now registration is suspended for all BOUNCE Summer Missions, but we will keep you updated on our website. Let’s praise God for BOUNCERS service at Spring Break & pray for this summer!
Darrel, House Church Catalyst, held an Easter Service in his front yard. He marked out 6-feet spaces to separate people. They had 33 in person & almost 50 online. Darrel had conversations with a neighbor about Christ and hopes to continue that conversation. Blessed day!
Prioritizing safety within the church walls is an important step in ministering to people, according to Katie Swafford, counseling services director at Texas Baptists.
Some of our ministries are in need of cloth masks. Do you have ladies or gents in your church who could make some this week as a ministry project? Contact [email protected] for info on where to send your masks. Thanks for the help!
Each Sunday we post stories about #52Sundays and your #CPGiving ... do you know where your funds go when you give at church? If your church gives to the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program you are part of something bigger! Check out the report here: https://buff.ly/2V6vB7a
Check out today's message from Dr Hardage...it is about our Missionary Adoption Program! Thanks Dr H!
Executive Director David Hardage shares some numbers from the Texas Baptists Missionary Adoption Program (MAP), a ministry that partners Texas churches with churches in a host country to jointly sponsor a missionary from the host country. For more information about this ministry, contact MAP and Urban Missions Director David Miranda at [email protected].
Online resources have become invaluable as never before. Church leaders, what if we could give you a $600 gift, for free, no strings attached, that would help you train your staff online? Want more info on how to get this gift? Contact [email protected].
Pray for our River Ministry Missionary Silvia Briones. Her day job is as a chaplain at a Houston hospital. This is her picture this morning from the hospital. Pray for the patients and medical staff she encounters each day and that she can give them a word from the Lord.
#covid19 #chaplaincy #missions #prayer
Alan Lefever serves with the TXB Historical Collection and wrote a great article on the history of the church during pandemics. Texas Baptists during the 1918 flu pandemic, ”…one benefit of the brief loss of Sunday services was a new appreciation for the value of fellowship and Christian community.” Read the article here:
baptiststandard.com How have Texas Baptists responded to crisis in the past? Historian Alan Lefever provides a brief glance at Texas Baptists then and now.
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Happy Easter and enjoy your celebration services today! Tell us what online service you attended today.
When Brad and Sarah Newman felt a call to church planting, they thought they would have to move far away from their home city, Amarillo.
Read more about how the Newman’s were able to continue serving their city here: https://buff.ly/2xWb8Zw
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”
Darrel Auvenshine, Texas Baptists Missionary, asks for prayer. “This coming Sunday for Easter we are going to have our worship team on our front porch and I will preach and we will provide communion to the community around us. Please pray as I will be sharing The Gospel and providing an opportunity for people to respond.”
Jonatan Guerrero, River Ministry Missionary in Reynosa, MX shares, “This March it was not possible for us to work with the medical brigades but it was possible to share pantry items with families with need and share the message of our God. We had the resources to share with 25 of 50 families in need. Pray for those still in need of food items who have no work and are in not only physical need, but in need of hearing the message of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The faith community has a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ in one of the most trying times in recent history. Let us consider how we might be impactful in this season of fear and hopelessness. Read 5 ways to engage right now:
texasbaptists.org The faith community has a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ in one of the most trying times in recent history
“What is your blessing story?” Is a question a missionary recently asked in their update. Psalm 105 implores us to remember what the Lord has done for us. As people of God, may we be faithful in this season to remember our blessings during this time...and share them with others.
Easter is a high point in the year for our faith as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Connect 360 brings you "Because He Lives" in an effort to help you communicate the power and beauty of this historical and spiritual fact. Free lesson here: https://buff.ly/34dSokc
City Church, Del Rio, had communion packets for all church members & anyone who wants one, to pick up on Saturday. The packet included saltines, grape juice, & little cups for each person in the family. It also has a form with info on why we hold communion and how to observe it.
"We believe in camp ministry, and we believe in the power of prayer. "
Without a doubt, this will be a difficult season for our Texas Baptist Camps. Camps are currently focusing on how they can serve others. I know one camp is partnering with local church and community projects to provide food for the many who have lost their jobs. Some camps could be available for emergency medical facilities, should there be need.
Please join me in praying for our Texas Baptist camps. Today, April 6th (4/6), at 10:00 am there will be a special time of unified prayer for this ministry that normally touches more than 350,000 individuals each year and is honored to be part of the 7,000 plus decisions to follow Christ.
Philippians 4:6: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Philip Nache came from Nigeria, Africa, to the United States to attend seminary. When he visited the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota, he realized many Africans were living there, but there were few churches for them. “They were like sheep without a shepherd,” he said.
Read more about how your CP Gifts help Philip share Christ: https://buff.ly/2UmCqzD
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
River Ministry Missionaries sharing about ministry and prayer requests during this time of change. Pray for all 17 as they try to continue to minister to families and those in need along the border and in Mexico.
Clay Jacobson, Strategist, found an App called Calendly he has found useful recently. He shares, “It allows me to send people a link where they can select two options to connect with me. It syncs with my Google calendar. Check it out in your App Store.”
Let’s all DO church & continue to SUPPORT church as we can! Thanks Dr Hardage for this good word!
This morning, Executive Director David Hardage shares about his love for church and the need for us to do church in new, different and unique ways during these days. He also encourages each of us to continue to be faithful in stewardship and giving. Have a great day and enjoy church this Sunday!
Missions Team all together today...well, in a way. We had a good meeting and are ready to help you, our churches, in many ways! Who do you talk to most on Missions Team?
“In a time when our core team is tired and we've been praying for people with servant hearts to come alongside us, a lady found our business card in a library parking lot. She picked it up and brought her kids with her to our gathering. Two weeks in, she shares her husband is not a believer. The next week her husband comes. He’s asking questions about Jesus and wrestling with the cost of becoming a disciple. Please pray with us for his salvation.”
- Ben Ellis, Cornerstone Church Ministries, Pasadena
You know those seeds you send in for River Ministry Missionaries to use for Community Gardens? Here is what some are looking like right now! Email [email protected] and ask Gloria how to send seeds right now if you have them to send in!
Check out what Dr Hardage has to say about one of our Missions Team ministries today - BOUNCE!
This morning, Executive Director David Hardage reminds us to pray for Bounce Student Disaster Recovery. Over Spring Break, 179 students and adults from 8 Texas Baptist churches served in the community of Waco. We are thankful for this ministry and the lives impacted by students willing to serve. Visit txb.org/bounce for more information.
Don't miss our Missions Team Newsletter that went out this morning! Great stories and needed prayer requests from the field.
Dra. Gloria de la Pena reports on one of the ministries she serves as a River Ministry Ministry and how it has changed with COVID-19.
“At the prison the visits are suspended for protection of themselves & the prisoners. Pray for them because they can’t even receive family or friends and it’s so hard for them. The Lord give them strength and faith and health in this hard time.”
Check out today’s encouragement from Dr David Hardage! A word of hope!
Today, Dr. David Hardage encourages us to pray for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Also, join with Baptists around the world for a 24-hour prayer marathon with the Baptist World Alliance. More info is on their site at bwanet.org. May God fill you with hope as you go through your day!
Nicolás López-Merino, a third-year student at Baptist University of the Américas (BUA), helped translate the Old Testament into his people’s tongue, Amuzgo. Check out the full story at the link below.
“for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 2:16
“We have chosen to spend the next forty days in fervent prayer, on our knees each day. I have received several amazing testimonies already. We have done some fasting and quite a few people have shared that they had never fasted before and it was very meaningful for them. Our people, truly, are praying like never before and we believe God is going to move like never before. We are claiming the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 and intentionally doing the things God said for us to do in order to see Him do the things He promises to do in response.”
- Mark Ford, GO Church, Ridgefield, WA
Encouragement for your Sunday service... “Preach the Gospel!” says Dr. Hardage.
In today's daily encouragement video, Executive Director David Hardage reminds pastors to preach the Gospel this Sunday, as many are listening and ready to respond. Also, draw strength from Ephesians 5:15.
We had 179 student and adults mobilized through BOUNCE from 8 Texas Baptists Churches to serve this Spring Break in Waco, TX. They constructed and installed wheelchair ramps, steps, and porches, as well as completing siding repairs and painting projects. Through it all they showed the love of the Lord. Read more about their BOUNCE experience here: https://buff.ly/2wBNml9
As churches and communities are forced to adapt to "the new way of doing church” in the age of COVID-19, Tom Tillman, our director of Texas Baptists Music & Worship, shares some ways to help make the most of this strange situation through worship.
As one of our newest MAP Missionaries, Larry Mayberry is doing a great job with his church start in New York. Check out this story from him and pray for his ministry as they navigate how to do church and ministry during COVID-19.
Read here: https://buff.ly/2wzxlfA
Managing stress is vital for a healthy immune system. Check out this article for resources, activities, and scriptures that can help you and your loved ones cope with stress during a season of social distancing. https://buff.ly/2xl0XgA
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Mission Statement: We, as a church, want to be like Jesus Christ, serving God and others by the power of the Holy Spirit.
...welcome to our page for the Christian Chapel CME "Temple of Faith" Music Ministry. Our purpose and main goal is to inform, educate, and communicate the events of the music ministry to the CCTOF Family & beyond.
We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to minister the Good News of The Word of Yahua, His Reign, and His Messiah, Yahusha to the world.
Dallas Bible Theological Institute is a school that glorifies God, edifies the saints and fulfills the Great Commission by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus
This page is for alumni and other adults to stay up to date on what is happening in RAYL. For more info visit www.RichardsonAreaYoungLife.com
Our services are temporarily limited to online streaming on this page in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Join us here on Wednesdays at 7 pm for Pastorial Bible Study and Sundays at 10 am to hear a word from God. ** WELCOME TO WORSHIP! **
Highland Oaks Church of Christ has a vibrant Children's Ministry for babies through 5th grade. All are welcome to join in on the fun and spiritually formative events throughout the year.
The Developmental Learning Center strives to provide quality care and early education for young children in a Christian setting and a family oriented environment.
Welcome to Tabernacle Of Praise Missionary Baptist Church online! We are a bible believing, bible teaching church where we prepare God's people for the work of ministry. Dr. A.E. Sharp, I, Pastor
A small church that loves to Worship God in a Big Way.....where everyone is welcome and loved...
Ora y Ama a Tu Familia Apoyo Familiar les hace una invitacion a todas las familias que les gustaria conocer más a Dios e invitarlo a ser parte de Apoyo.
Reunion is a non-denominational church striving to reach all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of color, class or life-story.