Randel Everett, our BGCT executive director, is in the midst of visiting pastors, DOMs, institutional leaders, the media and others around the state. Everyone knows Texas is big, and visiting Baptists in the state is no easy task.
Randel is finishing his first month on the job, and he already has met with more than 1,000 Texas Baptist leaders, mostly pastors, in small settings. He’s sharing a vision for reaching every person in this state with the hope of Christ by Easter 2010. This is a broad vision that you will hear more about in coming days, but it gives room for churches, associations and institutions to pursue whatever efforts God lays on their hearts.
Please begin now to pray for Texas Hope 2010. It will emphasize prayer, caring and sharing.
These are the kinds of things that have always been important to Texas Baptists because they come right out of the pages of Scripture. People around the state seem to be excited again about our future of ministry together as they listen to Randel speak, and I think this is the reason — Randel shares a vision that resonates deeply with who we are and what we need to be doing as followers of Christ.
And Randel is not just talking; he’s hearing about what God is doing in our churches and through the ministries of the BGCT. Quite simply, God is at work and that is always exciting.
Please pray for Randel as he travels, speaks and listens. Pray that he will have strength and stamina and that his heart and the hearts of Texas Baptists will be lifted to a new level of kingdom service together.