October 2005


Articles By
David R. Currie,
Executive Director

TBC, Candidates, Our Future

How a Nation Gets Right With God
Acts 2:14-18, 22-24, 32-40
By John Petty

Pentecost was an important day in the life of the early church. You might even say, next to the resurrection, it is the most important event in the formation of the church.

“364 days a year the Red River is a mile wide and an inch deep. One day a year, when Oklahoma and Texas play football in Dallas, its a mile wide and a mile deep.” said Bob Stephenson...


TBC Breakfast at the BGCT
with special guest
Phil Strickland
Director of the
Christian Life Commission

7:00 AM
Tuesday, November 15

Tickets $22

To purchase your tickets for the breakfast,
call 325-659-4102 to pay by credit card.

The breakfast will be held at the
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

This is also the official TBC hotel.

When making reservations, ask for the
Baptist General Convention of Texas block.

For Reservations call 512-457-8800.
Reservations must be made by October 22 to guarantee rate.

Phil Strickland

Phil Strickland, leader of the BGCT’s
Christian Ethics and Public Life area will be
our guest speaker at the 2005 Texas Baptists
Committed breakfast at the annual meeting of
the BGCT. Phil has faithfully led the BGCT’s
Christian Life Commission to serve as a prophetic
voice to Texas Baptists for many years.
He has raised awareness of the Christian’s role
in addressing concerns including poverty, racial
issues, religious liberty, and family life.
Phil also founded Texans Care for Children, a
nonprofit organization that speaks as a voice on
behalf of Texas children to improve their overall


is a new 24-page booklet that
the Baptist History and Heritage Society
(BH&HS) will release on December 1, 2005.
Through identifying the passionate ideals and
values of the Baptist story—literally the heartbeat,
the essence, the soul of that experience—
this booklet can help meet major needs at a
critical point in today’s Baptist life when identity
issues surface all about us.


Two are Nominated to be BGCT Officers

Bell to be nominated for BGCT president

Vernon to be BGCT vice presidential nominee

The Last Word
By Emily Row
Program Director

To All The World

In John 17 Jesus spoke to the Father saying, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you….May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”


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

Texas Baptists Committed

Mainstream Baptist Network

Mainstream Network

Baptist Standard

Baptists Today

Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies




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