updates & resources



Jim Richards - Colossians 4:17

We’re here for you.


Your Southern Baptists of Texas Convention ministry leaders continue to closely monitor the progress of COVID-19, the coronavirus, in countries around the world and here in Texas. We have been heartened to see the responses of our Southern Baptist churches as they seek to continue their ministries and worship activities in new ways. Our churches are better together even in a day of social distancing.

Do you have COVID-19 related questions or are unsure who to contact?

We’ll help you take your next steps.

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weekly encouragement

September 17, 2020

Don’t Give Up!

Through the years I have witnessed some incredible sports moments. I’ll never forget Michael Jordan’s final shot as a Chicago Bull to win the 1998 NBA championship, or Michael Phelps…
September 10, 2020

Who is Adequate?

Pastor, if you are anything like me, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken you for an emotional roller coaster ride: from shock to panic, from disbelief to worry, from anger to…
September 3, 2020

Shepherding by Grace

When Dr. Wolfe asked me to participate in this project, Psalm 23 came to mind almost immediately. I cannot think of a better time to visit this familiar song than…
August 27, 2020

We are in this Together

This week, as I made preparations to meet with a committee to discuss our congregation’s re-entry plans, I began to reflect on the changes our church has had to make…
August 20, 2020

God’s Prevenience

I’ve never felt more uncertain about my leadership than I have during COVID-19. The sheer number of decisions that have had to be made in which there is no clear…
August 13, 2020

Joy in the Jailhouse

Picture a dark night in the coolness of a Roman prison. A stooped figure dictates to a young man who is feverishly writing. The thoughts come freely and the words…
June 16, 2020

Leadership in an Ever Changing World

I have never considered myself a spokesman for leadership, although God, in his sovereign plan, placed me in leadership positions most of my life. I have 29 books on leadership…
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April 28, 2020

Leaders (Sunday School/Small Group)

Find a way to connect: Community is hard to come by these days. We feel isolated and separated, but now, more than ever, we need to be able to connect and…

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online worship

Learn how to get started or take the next step in streaming or videoing your church’s services.

networking with other leaders

Through video conferences using Zoom and Facebook Groups, you can connect with others around the state.


Your church has the ability to give online at their fingertips.

helps for pastors

Your church can be equipped and trained through this time of social distancing.

sunday school/small groups

Keep your church in fellowship together online through social media, video/audio calls and other creative ways.


Resources ideas on how to continue to share the gospel online.

family worship

Resources for your families to grow spiritually at home.

regathering the church

Strategy options for coming out of COVID.

blog posts

The Southern Baptist Texan

For the latest COVID-19 related news, visit the Texan website.

Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton Provide Joint Guidance for Houses of Worship Operating as Essential Services

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