2015 Jacksonville College Homecoming
For details about the 2015 Jacksonville Homecoming to be held Feb. 6-7, see the Jan. 7 issue of Baptist Progress.
The Church at Valley Ranch is being the church to their community
Gary Southard, BMA of Texas Missions church planter, and those he leads at The Church at Valley Ranch, Porter, welcomed 250 people to a weekend outreach event. Numerous discipleship opportunities are also planned for 2015. Read all about it in the Jan. 7, 2015 issue of Baptist Progress.
29th Annual Northeast Texas Pastor's Conference--February 2, 2015
Calvary, Mt. Pleasant began co-hosting the Northeast Texas Pastor's Conference with the former BMA of Texas Department of Church Ministries almost three decades ago. What was a two day event, will become a one day event in 2015. To view a calendar, click here.
Free Online Seminary Course
BMA Seminary will offer a free online course in Baptist Doctrine during the spring 2015 semester. The eight week study will conduct a theological-historical survey of Baptist teachings as found in historical Baptist confessions of faith and doctrinal statements. In addition to the Bible, the course will use a textbook entitled Baptist Confessions of Faith by William L. Lumpkin. The course also serves as a good introduction to the online education process. Interested individuals should contact the dean's office on the seminary's main campus to register or go to http://bmats.edu/other-educational-opportunities/free-courses/. The course begins January 26, 2015.
Change of format for BMA of America Meeting Annual Meeting
On BMALife Tuesday Talks, BMAA President Jason Aultman discussed changes to the agenda of the 2015 National Meeting in Springfield, Missouri. If you missed it, click here.
DiscipleGuide partners with BMA Seminary
DiscipleGuide is pleased to announce a new partnership with the BMA Theological Seminary for the purpose of ensuring theological accuracy in Bible Study curriculum. Seminary faculty have begun reviewing lessons for Compass, DiscipleGuide’s adult Sunday school material, and Compass Teacher, the corresponding leader’s guide. The first of the Seminary-reviewed materials will be released in the Winter editions of the literature.
“When it comes to teaching God’s Word, accuracy is vital,” explains DiscipleGuide Executive Director Scott Attebery. “That’s why we are so thankful for the Seminary’s willingness to review our lessons. Scripture is the greatest treasure we have been given on earth, and we want to provide literature that is true to God’s Word.”
Seminary President, Dr. Charley Holmes comments, “Even before I was a part of the Seminary, it had an active role with DiscipleGuide Sunday school material. Seminary professors and graduates have written or edited numerous quarterlies and other helps. I am delighted to have one of our grads, Dr. Scott Attebery, as the editor of educational materials. We are blessed by having the privilege of assisting Dr. Attebery with reviewing the theological and biblical content of our BMA educational materials.”
To learn more about, or to order Compass curriculum, go to discipleguide.org or call 800-333-1442.
Pastor & Staff Changes
JIM CRUMP has resigned as pastor of First, Judson.
JAMES YOUNG, JR. is the new pastor of Little Hope, Wood County.
Available Ministry Positions