August 2004


Articles By
David R. Currie,
Executive Director

SBC Leaders are Right: Listen to Them

Some notorious Fundamentalist partisans have recently been in the news with a scheme to trash the public schools and replace them with a Baptist parochial school system.
GAP Ministries
By Joan Parmer Barrett
As many of you know, we lost our father, Billy Ray Parmer, Sr., in an automobile accident on February 28 of this year. Since his untimely death, we have felt a call to carry on this worthy ministry and to work to complete the projects in progress.
“You can’t handle the truth!” says one character to another in a modern movie.
The vote of messengers at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will make final a recommendation from the Executive Committee to discontinue all SBC contributions to the Baptist World Alliance.
It is truly a great honor in my life to serve at First Baptist Amarillo—a great church with an incredible history and a long missions heritage.
Partners in Hope
By Rick McClatchy
CBF started an initiative several years ago to address rural poverty, called Partners in Hope.
It is in the nature of takeover movements to work intensely at a goal using whatever tactics they choose, assume their takeover process by eliminating opposition, and then seek to rewrite history to bring into focus the noble cause they have served and how they have saved the day.
“Since 1905 the BWA has been a ‘home for all Baptists.’
Why Smart Executives Fail
By Kenneth L. Hall
Through the efforts of Free-Baptists, our Baptist mission enterprise continues to advance.
By Bill Tinsley
Peter introduced missions at Pentecost when he quoted from the prophet Joel: “This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel,” he said.

TBC Convocation – Local Churches Share Vision

“Missions is not so much about what we do, rather it is about who we are.”

These words from Larry Venable, pastor of Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland, express the vision of those who attended the 2004 Texas Baptists Committed Convocation. Though many stories were shared of missions ventures at home and around the globe, participants left with a clear vision that missions is more than a program or activity. Baptists have long believed that missions is the essence of who we are as the body of Christ and that every believer is a missionary. In the pages that follow you will find some of the manuscripts from our convocation speakers. We hope that in reading these you will be inspired and
challenged to be on mission.

Convocation Tapes Now Available!
We are now taking orders for audiocassettes of the
Texas Baptists Committed Convocation
that was held July 9-10, 2004.

To place your order contact the TBC offices at 325-659-4102 or or send your request with payment to TBC at
PO Box 3330, San Angelo, TX 76902-3330

Each set is $25 (includes postage and handling) and includes five cassettes!



Montacute to speak
at TBC Breakfast

Paul Montacute has been BWA’s Director of Baptist World Aid since 1990. His visits to places experiencing war, famine, earthquake and hunger have shown him to be a person of great compassion.
His belief in and practice of a holistic ministry combined with his many verbal picture-stories make him a compelling
speaker and preacher. His extensive experience in disaster relief and aid work equip him to assist others in learning how they can work in partnership with Baptists around the world to assist those in need.

Tickets are on sale now for $20 per person by calling the TBC offices at 325-659-4102.

TBC Exclusive Hotel for the BGCT Holiday Inn Riverwalk, 217 North St. Mary’s

To make reservations call: 210-224-2500 Rate: $99 a night (1-2 people)

Stay Informed!
We urge you to bookmark the following sites & check them often:

Mainstream Baptist Network

Mainstream Network

Baptist Standard

Baptists Today

Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies


Emily A. Row

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