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___By Toby Druin
___Regional Correspondent
___"Evangelism is environmental," says Ed Young Jr. "It is challenging our membership core to build relationships with people outside and invite them into church, and there, as they sit under teaching and get involved in small groups, they become Christians."
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SBC Convention Updates:
Patterson says be ambassadors for Christ
BFM debate centered on Jesus vs the Bible
Crossover bore fruit in 1,153 lives
Reconciliation committee rejected
James Merritt elected SBC president
Resolutions affirm death penalty
Smith wants "Reality of Hell" Sunday


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Baptists line up on both sides of Texas football prayer dispute
___By Mark Wingfield
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___SANTA FE--The battle over high school football prayers in the Galveston suburb of Santa Fe features Baptists on both ends of the playing field--and even some attempting to referee from the middle.
___Marion Ward, a Baptist minister's daughter, came to national attention last fall for a pre-game prayer she gave in the Galveston suburb of Santa Fe. Her prayer sparked a suit that is now before the Supreme Court.
__Debbie Mason and her four daughters found themselves on the minority side of the emotional issue, which has left them at odds with members of their own church.
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Buckner kicks off orphan shoe drive
___DALLAS--Buckner Orphan Care International is asking Texas Baptist churches to take steps to help orphan children through the "Shoes for Orphan Souls" drive. Buckner will collect brand-new shoes in August for children living in Russian, Romanian and Chinese orphanages.
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Innovative church conference highlights four working models
___By Dan Martin
___Texas Baptist Communications
___GLORIETA, N.M.--Four distinctive worship styles aimed at reaching unchurched people were demonstrated and discussed during the National Innovative Church Leadership Conference at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center.
___Participants--which included a number of older adults--stood, clapped, sang, swayed and even danced a little as they experienced the worship styles that are attracting new and often untouched and unchurched generations.
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Texans hit home run with sports evangelism efforts in Germany
___By Reagan Graham
___Regional Correspondent
___DEER PARK--When students from First Baptist Church of Deer Park went to Germany last August to witness through baseball camps, an international family was formed, a church was united globally and lives were changed forever.
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