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First Quarter 2021
Vol. 1 • No. 1

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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!”



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

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…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Let’s Pray

Jesus prayed, “I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

Calming the Storms of Racial Division

Do you remember several years ago the two hurricanes named Harvey and Irma? These hurricanes consumed our news media, prayer time and conversations as we witnessed the devastation and destruction…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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

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…
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

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…
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

Helping Families Build a Legacy in a Growing Digital Culture

The family unit is to be a place of intentional discipleship. It should be a microcosm of church life, a playing field for spiritual practices and a training ground for…
Church RevitalizationQ2 2021Reach Texas Magazine
February 18, 2021

The Challenge of Staying Focused

The world is screaming for our attention with lots of different “voices.” It reminds me of the passage found in 1 Kings 19. Elijah was depressed to the point of…
Q3 2021Reach Texas MagazineSpecial Needs
June 2, 2021

5 Details to Include on Your Church Website about Your Disability Ministry

As a family with a teenager who has autism, we can't visit just any church. We have to look specifically for churches that offer accommodations for our son James. The…



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 for more details. All events registrants will be notified of a change prior to the event.