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  • BGCT's Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    by Kalie Lowrie/Texas Baptists Communications, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) -- A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

    Messengers also elected a new slate of officers, and newly elected leaders set a course for the next year of cooperative missions and ministry work. Read More

  • BGCT: Decision on CBF driven by 'biblical truth'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- The Baptist General Convention of Texas' decision to stop forwarding churches' contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship reflects a commitment to the biblical view of marriage, say the convention's president and executive director.

    "I am very grateful for the consistent, steady way in which the BGCT has held to God's Word," BGCT President Danny Reeves said according to a news release from the convention. "We lovingly say to all people the truth that marriage is to be between one man and one woman." Read More

  • BGCT 'compelled' theme underscores living for Christ

    by Kalie Lowrie, posted Friday, November 17, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WACO, Texas (BP) -- More than 1,700 messengers and visitors attended the 132nd Texas Baptists Annual Meeting in Waco with a theme of "Compelled" in being equipped and encouraged to live for Christ.

    Messengers adopted a 2018 total budget of more than $37 million for Baptist General Convention of Texas missions and ministries; passed resolutions on such topics as sexual harassment and assault; and, through speaking, worship, workshops and fellowship, were urged to live out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission in every aspect of their lives. Read More

  • BGCT adopts $36M budget, begins Brazil partnership

    by Kalie Lowrie/Baptist General Convention of Texas, posted Friday, November 18, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WACO, Texas (BP) -- The Baptist General Convention of Texas' 131st annual meeting focused on "Celebrating Service" through worship and business sessions, workshops and a variety of events, with 1,157 messengers and 663 visitors in attendance Nov. 13-15 in Waco.

    Messengers approved a 2017 budget of $36.64 million for funding ministries, missions and BGCT institutional partnerships, compared to the 2016 budget of $37.99 million. Read More

  • Gay-affirming churches trigger BGCT response

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- In response to messenger actions at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting Nov. 15, convention leaders will ask the BGCT Executive Board to consider withdrawing fellowship from two churches that permit practicing homosexuals to be members.

    The congregations at issue are First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. Neither church cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention or the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Read More

  • Baylor's sexual assault response draws protest

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Baylor University's response to reports of campus sexual violence has drawn scores of protesters to the university president's house and provoked at least two observers to call for the severing of official ties between Baylor and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    Baylor President Ken Starr responded to critics with two statements, which affirmed the protesters' "poise and maturity"... Read More

  • Texas convention commends vision of property sale

    by Baptist General Convention of Texas Staff, posted Monday, December 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    FRISCO, Texas (BP) -- For the second consecutive year, Texas Baptists messengers have a diverse officer panel, with René Maciel, president of the Baptist University of the Americás, elected as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    Also elected during the convention's 130th annual meeting were Bedilu Yirga, pastor of Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church of Dallas, as first vice president after previously serving as second vice president, and Danny Reeves, pastor of First ... Read More

  • Baylor: homosexuality no longer in conduct policy

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WACO, Texas (BP) -- Baylor University has deleted an affirmation of heterosexual marriage from its policy on sexual conduct as well as a specific prohibition of "homosexual acts."

    A university spokeswoman told Baptist Press the revised policy will be interpreted in a manner consistent with the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message, including the 1998 amendment defining marriage as "the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime." Read More

  • Phil Lineberger, former BGCT president, dies

    by Staff, posted Thursday, June 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Houston-area pastor Phil Lineberger, a former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died May 31 at age 69. A son-in-law told the Baptist Standard newsjournal that Lineberger "lost a battle with depression and took his own life." Read More

  • BGCT transgender resolution: Gender is 'gift of God'

    by Leah Allen/Texas Baptists Communications , posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- A resolution on transgender issues, declaring gender is determined biologically, not psychologically, was adopted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas' Executive Board during its Feb. 23-24 meeting in Dallas. Read More