In the mail


Churches and associations around the state will be receiving a Texas Hope 2010 resource packet starting today. There is some great stuff in this packet, including the following:

  • Witness to the World workbook (built on the influential book by the late Oscar Thompson, Concentric Circles of Concern)
  • Seek God for the City prayer guide
  • A brochure highlighting Prayer, Care and Share

Recipients also will get information on how to order the Texas Hope 2010 prayer guides, which are being offered free but with a requested $1 donation per copy.

Spanish-speaking congregations will be receiving a Spanish resource kit that will have similar materials.

These materials should be of big help to all of our churches and associations that are making Texas Hope 2010 a priority in coming months. If you haven’t committed to this effort yet, please take a look at these materials.

I recall the words from Experiencing God about joining God where He is at work. I believe He is at work through Texas Hope 2010.

4 Responses to “In the mail”

  1. spiritualsamurai Says:

    Are there going to be any online resources? Will the prayer guide be available online for downloading. Hopefully this might elimate the need to ask for more money.

    Stewardship is becoming more important to us all.

  2. John Says:

    David, I’m glad you asked. The prayer guide is available for download in English and Spanish. They can be found at

    There, you can also commit to praying every day at noon for the lost and the hungry in Texas.

  3. Ferrell Says:

    One point of clarification. There are two different prayer guides. The Texas Hope 2010 guide is available online and is the one referred to regarding the $1 donation. In this mailing there will be another prayer guide, Seek God for the City. There are two different approaches so churches can use either or both at different times.

  4. David Troublefield Says:

    Copies of Ted Elmore’s “Praying the Heart of God” Bible study still are available from the Baptist Building if some basic biblical training is needed by congregations before their pastors begin the Texas Hope 2010 emphasis with them (a brief study–can be done in a variety of ways). If you’re praying the heart of God, Ted taught us, then you’re praying for: the lost; the church; and, the family.

    Also, I would counsel pastors: strengthen your Sunday School/small group ministry at the same time your churches are preparing for a spiritual harvest in your communities. If your Bible study ministry isn’t healthy enough organizationally to keep the many new folks who will be coming into it, we’ll need to do a “Texas Hope 2015”-type thing later. All of the BGCT Bible study employees ought to be able and willing to help any Texas Baptist church make this happen–phone Phil Miller to set up an appointment or whatever’s needed from his staff. 214.828.5213.

    David Troublefield
    Minister of Education
    Lamar Baptist Church
    Wichita Falls, TX

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