Dr. Haddon, Robinson, The Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be our featured speaker for The 2009 Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop.
Pastors of tiny churches often are bivocational, with few financial, educational or staff resources for their ministry, leaders at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary noted. So, the seminary in 2005 began offering a self-paced, online certification program for those pastors.
Heather Herschap worked in Bangalore on two month-long mission trips-- during the summers of 2005 and 2006--with the help of classmates at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary and WorldconneX, a missions network the Baptist General Convention of Texas launched. Herschap, who has cerebral palsy, served with proVision Asia, counseling and ministering to physically challenged people.
Heather Herschap worked in Bangalore, India, on two month-long mission trips when she was a student at Truett Theological Seminary. She feels called to return for a one-year missions commitment, but she needs a caregiver to serve with her. (PHOTO/Ken Camp) Since her graduation from seminary, she has dreamed of returning to India for an extended one-year missions experience. But finding a classmate who could receive field-experience credit for a one-month missions trip proved easier than enlisting a long-term traveling companion. After more than 18 months, she has been unable to find a caregiver to accompany her.
Paisano Baptist Encampment will hold its 89th consecutive general encampment beginning July 26 and running through lunch July 31. Duane Brooks, pastor of Tallowood Church in Houston, and Dennis Wiles, pastor of First Church in Arlington, will alternate preaching duties during the week. Cindy Wiles will lead a missions focus each morning. Todd Still of Truett Seminary is the Bible study leader. Jim Cleaveland, minister of worship and media at First Church in El Paso, will lead the music. Worship services for the family camping experience will be held daily at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Supper is at 6 p.m., followed by choir practice at 7 p.m.