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INAUGURAL ISSUE

First Quarter 2021
Vol. 1 • No. 1

Share the
Good News

As we stay focused on the mission to which God has called us, we want to transition our Reach magazines from an annual publication to a quarterly resource. This will allow us to dive deeper into the events for each three-month period to bring you even more.

Empower Conference
February 22-23, 2021

“It’s a great opportunity to include staff, leaders and deacons to hear the same messages firsthand rather than second hand. This year a key leader took 2 days of vacation to attend with us! What a blessing!”

 

Cross-Cultural
Evangelism

Cultures puts forth people, products and ideas that call for our allegiance. In sharing the gospel we need to discover how to affect the culture with God’s kingdom rather than have God’s kingdom diluted in our lives as we are affected by the world.

 

‘God’s Perfect
Timing’

Hurricane Hanna did some damage to the Rio Grande Valley and the SBTC Disaster Relief was quick to respond with chainsaw and recovery teams, mobile kitchens, prayer and the hope of Christ. prayer and the hope of Christ.

 

Dreaming ‘God Dreams’ in Your Church

Some time ago, I sensed our church was falling into a rut. We were by all standards considered a healthy, exemplary, and growing church. A sweet spirit permeated our church family. We had established some great ministries with great results, but we needed what one pastor calls a “growth engine.”

Q1 2021Reach Texas MagazineWomen's Ministry
November 9, 2020

Why Women’s Ministry is Important in a Local Church

Whether a church has an official women’s ministry or not, women’s ministry is vital to the spiritual health of Christian women. But to understand exactly why this is, one must…
DiscipleshipQ1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Dreaming ‘God Dreams’ in Your Church

Some time ago, I sensed our church was falling into a rut. We were by all standards considered a healthy, exemplary and growing church. A sweet spirit permeated our church…
Q2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

Not Just a Program: A Vision Worth Investing In

Jesus died for every person in every town, city, state and nation. His call to us is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

¿Cómo capturar las diversas oportunidades innovadoras en línea para seguir avanzando el reino?

Mientras reposaba mi cabeza sentado encima de la parte trasera del automóvil de mi madre no pude evitar sentirme privilegiado. Después de todo, había conseguido una localización increíble para observar…
Children's MinistryQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

What I Learned from Teaching VBS at the Park

In 2020, churches were faced with the challenge of doing VBS differently than ever before or not doing it at all. Fortunately, my church took a cue from the free…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Cross-Cultural Evangelism

It seems that the church throughout its existence has had a struggle with how to interact with culture.1 Jesus is no stranger to this as he was born into the…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

Practicing Forgiveness as a Pastor’s Wife

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,  just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 As a young child, it was my heart’s desire to please…
Children's MinistryQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

Connect to Children’s Camp

Twenty-twenty put a lot stress on everyone, but it was especially difficult for children. They missed out on many of their normal activities by sitting in front of a screen.…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

EQUIP-ing Your Lay Leaders

The biggest factor in helping a church grow is the attitude of its members. If they are excited about their church, then they will invite people (both saved and lost)…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

‘God’s Perfect Timing’

On August 6, Pharr, Texas, native Patty Reynolds, 90, said goodbye to her only remaining sibling, her sister Sally Mullins, 87, as Mullins succumbed to Parkinson’s disease. Reynolds and her…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

“Why Aren’t They Singing?”

Every worship leader has asked the question—“Why aren’t they singing?” You put in the work of planning and rehearsal. The service has been bathed in prayer. The stage personalities are…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Revitalization Blueprint

In construction you build based on the plans, or you are uncertain what you will end up with. The challenge is having someone who knows how to read the blueprints…
Q2 2021Reach Texas MagazineWomen's Ministry
February 18, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Shepherding Women

Women across the board are in need of someone to reach out to them. Women are under a load of responsibilities—parenting children, helping aging parents, working, managing households, dealing with…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

Are You Building Kingdom Men?

“Society has deteriorated to an all-time low. Our world is on a downward path of self-destructive behavior. That must change—but how?” writes Pastor Tony Evans in the flap of his…
Q2 2021Reach Texas MagazineStudent Ministry
February 10, 2021

M3 Camp

COVID has forced all of us to think through the efficiency and effectiveness of everything that we do in the church. One item getting close examination is big events. For…
EvangelismQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

Following God’s Calling

God has called everyone to serve in a ministry and provides each of the necessary tools to achieve the task. God has plans for each of us: the place someone…

2021

events

Does your church need training, fellowship & encouragement?

The SBTC seeks to equip and support it’s churches through a host of events. See the 2021 calendar of events to find out where you can plug in. Together we can reach Texas and impact the world.

All In person events subject to change based on COVID conditions. Check sbtexas.com/events for more details. All events registrants will be notified of a change prior to the event.