East Texas Missions District Breaks Ground
The East Texas Missions District (ETMD) is composed of BMA churches in Cherokee, Smith, Wood and Van Zandt counties. The ETMD focuses on local missions in East Texas. Centro De Vida, an ETMD Spanish mission in Tyler has outgrown their old building and have been in need of new facilities. They set out to raise money for a new building and raised over a $100,000 for the project. With the support of the ETMD and a State Missions donation of $200,000, the Spanish Mission is excited to begin construction on their new facilities. The groundbreaking was Aug. 15, 2015. Forty six people were present for the special occasion. Read the full story in the Sept. 2 issue of Baptist Progress.
Calvary, Fairfield witnesses 549 professions of faith
What was planned as a three night performances of the drama, "Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames," extended to three weeks of twelve total performances. When all performances were concluded, Calvary, Fairfield recorded 549 people receiving Christ and 460 rededications. “I’m a 60 year old pastor and I’ve never seen anything like this as long as I’ve been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Pastor Terry Skinner. Read the full story in the Sept. 2 issue of Baptist Progress.
BMA of Texas Meeting Schedule & Hotels
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Jacksonville College Choir on the road
On Sept. 6, the Jacksonville College Choir will sing at 9:30 at the Humble Area's First Baptist Church. At 1:10 p.m., the choir will sing the national anthem at a Houston Astros game at Minute Made Park. The choir will then sing at 6 p.m. at First, New Caney.
Texas WMA Retreat
The 2015 Texas WMA Retreat: The Perfect Woman will be held at Farley Street, Waxahachie (1116 Brown Street) Aug. 29. The retreat begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Lifeword Global Prayer Meeting
On Sept. 4, 1965, Lifeword launched its first gospel broadcast. On Sept. 4, 2015, 50 years later, the BMA family will pause to give thanks. Join the family of BMA churches around the world via the Internet as we thank God for 50 years of taking the Good News to billions of people. Friday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m., www.bmalife.com/tv
Attebery to present William N. Paschal Memorial Bible Lectures
BMA Seminary is pleased to announce the annual William N. Paschal Memorial Bible Lectures. The lectures will be held in the Dorman Memorial chapel on the Jacksonville campus and are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. This year's lectures are titled, "That Your Fruit Should Remain." They will be presented by BMA Seminary Dean Dr. Philip Attebery based on his recent research describing the assimilation experiences of adult new converts in BMA churches.
The 2015 Pastors Oasis will be at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Oct. 5-7, 2015. For details, visit www.discipleguide.org/pastorsoasis or call 501-205-8753.
National Senior Adult Conference
The 2015 National Senior Adult Conference will be held at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Oct. 28-30, 2015. For details or to register, visit www.discipleguide.org/nsa or call 501-205-8753.
Applications being accepted for State Missions director
The Trustees of the BMA of Texas Missions are seeking and receiving applications for the position of Director of Missions.
Resumes are to include, but are not limited to: personal information, educational/spiritual/pastoral/missions experience, prior work history, administrative/financial experience, computer/web/social media/video skills, references, and a description of God's call on your life.
A description of the responsibilities of the Director of Missions is posted on the BMA of Texas website. Resumes should be sent to Bro. Robbie Caldwell by August 31, 2015 to be considered.
New Harmony Baptist Church
10251 FM 724
Tyler, TX 75704
For a LIST OF RESPONSIBILITIES for the State Missions director position, click here.
Jacksonville College offers degrees online
Effective this May, Jacksonvi lle College will begin offering its first fully online associate degree program. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved Jacksonville College’s request to offer 50 percent or more of the credits for degree and diploma programs via electronic distance learning (online courses). Jacksonville College also offers a solid foundation for
ministerial students who wish to complete the Texas Core courses necessary to pursue a degree at the BMA Theological Seminary in Jacksonville. Be sure to take advantage of Jacksonville College’s
online courses. Registration is ongoing, and tuition rates are reduced for Maymester and Summer I and II. Summer Pell Grants are available for those who qualify.