Archive for July, 2007

Wayland-San Antonio in the news

July 30, 2007

Wayland Baptist University made the front page of the San Antonio Express-News Sunday. Kudos to this BGCT-affiliated university for its new nursing program. Here’s the start of the story with a link to the full story:

Nursing programs on the rise

Wayland Baptist University, a small private college that caters to working adults in the military, is launching a bachelor’s degree in nursing this fall, adding to what one educator calls a burgeoning “arms race” when it comes to training badly needed nurses.

The program — slated to serve 400 students within a few years of opening — is good news for a region in the throes of a nursing shortage, one that’s expected to worsen as baby boomers retire in droves.

It’s also a boon for a city trying to promote itself as a hub for health care training and research, and it is welcomed by educators at other nursing programs who turn away hundreds of worthy applicants every year.

Read the rest of the story.

Tallowood construction online

July 26, 2007

Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston is using the Internet to keep members informed about its building project. You can view a live video feed (with the appropriate software) or photos or visit the a blog specifically devoted to the construction. Good ideas.

FBC Lufkin goes to Kenya

July 17, 2007

Andy Pittman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lufkin, recently turned from a trip to Kenya. He posts some moving pictures and interesting insight on his blog.

Northwood in Christianity Today

July 3, 2007

Northwood Church in Keller — a congregation that Texas Baptists have recognized for its missions leadership — recently has gained some national attention, being named one of the top 25 multiplying churches in America by Leadership Network.

The church also has been featured by Christianity Today for its work in Vietnam. It’s a nice piece that gives people a feel for Pastor Bob Roberts’ outlook on life. I could feel his personality coming through his quotes.

For more Bob, check out his blog.