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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 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…
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…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 9, 2020

Revitalization in a Jumanji World

In the movie Jumanji (the first one), on every roll of the dice something strange or catastrophic happened. Some of us feel the same way about 2020. Truly, we are…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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

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…
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…
Q1 2021Reach Texas Magazine
November 6, 2020

Using New-Era Metrics

Traditional church metrics are changing right in front of our eyes. The following are thoughts to help you make sense of new-era metrics. More than likely, many of these shifts…
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…
Q3 2021Reach Texas Magazine
June 2, 2021

How to Assist Multiple People with Various Personalities

When I was a young girl, God gave me a desire to serve others. Little did I know that at the age of 24, God would lead me into a…



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.