GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – A committee formed to seek the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s next executive director has unanimously agreed on a candidate. Nathan Lorick, current executive director of the Colorado Baptist General Convention, will be considered during a called board meeting Feb. 21 in Grapevine. Lorick, 39, has served the Colorado convention since 2017 and was evangelism director for the SBTC, from 2012 to 2017, after pastoring two churches in Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (BP) - Jim Richards, director ejecutivo de la Convención de los Bautistas del Sur en Texas (SBTC), anunció su intención de hacer la transición del liderazgo a partir del 31 de diciembre del 2021.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – What gives you hope? Our ultimate hope is eternal life in Christ, and that is the best answer to that question. But there are human analogs for ultimate hope – light in the darkness, the protection of a hen for her chicks, a land of milk and honey, the bosom of Abraham, and so on. What in this life, a pure thing, encourages you to put up with the frustrations of the day?
Though America doesn't always live up to its ideals, those who founded it and kept it through very difficult days have delivered to us a nation that has blessed the world, Gary Ledbetter says.
A productive use of boredom, Gary Ledbetter writes, can alleviate social media restlessness, yielding moments "when you can hear the still, small voice in your head."
Denominational statistics are important, Gary Ledbetter writes, because "we are connected in our Great Commission work."
Attending the Southern Baptist Convention, Gary Ledbetter writes, yields opportunities to better understand what "Southern Baptist" means through participation, education, encouragement and fellowship.
What do you say to children about disturbing news events? Gary Ledbetter suggests, first and foremost, that "children need to know Mom and Dad are dependable and depending on God."
Gary Ledbetter reflects, "If there are funerals where someone says with wonder, "This guy had 200,000 Twitter followers," I've not attended them. Rather, he notes, "faithfully loving God and loving people is the way to impact those who know you and love you best."
Gary Ledbetter laments the tone of division among Baptists displayed in social media over two unlikeable candidates vying for the White House. "It's time to talk less," Ledbetter, editor in chief of the Southern Baptist TEXAN, writes. "It's time to pray more" yet making sure of "your own core beliefs."