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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 Magazine
November 9, 2020

How May I Be Fruitful During Crisis?

Parents sometimes discipline a child by removing some of their favorite things and putting the child in “time out.” We as a nation, a denomination and family have all been…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

5 Values of a Great College Leader

When it comes to ministry we often start with the question, “What do I do?” But there is a more foundational question that needs to be answered first, “Who should…
PastoralQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

How Pastors and Their Wives Can Better Coordinate Busy Schedules

Covid-19 brought lots of changes to ministry families like ours last year. One of the most significant changes was an empty calendar. Committee meetings, premarital counseling sessions and lunches with…
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

¿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…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 7, 2021

Why Small Groups?

I have been asked a few times over the past few years, “Why small groups?” I always respond with “Why not?” I believe small groups are a vital part of…
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…
EvangelismQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 17, 2021

The Good News Outweighs the Bad News

What a blessing it was to see believers come together to meet a specific need that a variety of people have, namely, the need to eat.  This need was met…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Needed: Transcultural Ambassadors

I remember being stationed in Germany while I was in the army. Although I lived in the barracks (military housing), I enjoyed venturing beyond the base gates to get to…
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…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Church Planting in the Midst of COVID-19

This year has not been what any of us expected. Who knew that our greatest resources might be masks, gloves and hand sanitizer? The local church has been drop-kicked into…
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…
Q2 2021Reach Texas MagazineStudent Ministry
February 17, 2021

Youth Camp is Essential

From school shutdowns to full-on quarantine, 2020 was a wild ride of change, and student ministry was no exception. Changing plans, then changing them again and again, and finally canceling…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Children’s Ministry in a COVID-19 World

It’s mid-February 2020, and my family and I are excitedly boarding a cruise ship to celebrate our oldest son’s 13th birthday. We don’t really watch the news, but we were…
Q1 2021Reach Texas MagazineSunday School/Small Groups
November 9, 2020

Tips for New Teachers

It’s that time of year where we’re all searching for and enlisting new teachers for our ongoing Bible study classes. Below are some basics that might be helpful to share…
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…

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.