Mission & Vision Guide

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The new mission, vision and structure of Texas Baptists


I am so excited about the opportunity to serve Texas Baptists as your executive director. After almost forty years of serving as a local church minister, I am honored to serve the local churches and institutions of Texas Baptists. The Great Commission and the Great Commandment have been my guideposts in local church ministry. I am thankful convention leadership has identified these two “greats” as the basis for our ministry. We get to build on a great legacy of making disciples by sharing Christ and showing love with all the nations in our state and beyond. That is a God-sized task! As we step into an ever-changing future, we rely on the Holy Spirit who came to the Church on Pentecost, steward the incredible resources God has entrusted to us and seize the opportunity to become a movement of God’s people on mission. The GC2 initiative, which stands for the Great Commission and

the Great Commandment, gives us the opportunity to network together with like-minded Christians, churches and ministries across our state and beyond as a living and growing movement for the glory of God. While the gospel and the mission remain the same, our ability to adapt will help us in the task Christ has given us. Exciting days are ahead! I am thankful for your partnership in the gospel, and I pray that we will continue to strengthen our relationship as we pray, serve, share Christ, show love and give generously through the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program. Your servant,

J U L I O G U A R N E R I , P H . D. E X EC U T I V E D I R EC T O R


Texas Baptists is a movement of God’s people to share Christ and show love by strengthening churches and ministers, engaging culture, and connecting the nations to Jesus.







Executive Director

Human Resources Director

Associate Executive Director

Executive Assistant

CFO/ Treasurer

Communications Director



churchhealth@texasbaptists.org | txb.org/church

Texas Baptists exist primarily to serve the needs of our churches; to help the local church be healthy so that God’s people may succeed in His mission of connecting the world to Jesus.

PHIL MILLER director

MINISTRIES: Church Health

(214) 828-5213 phil.miller@txb.org

Evangelism Discipleship Music & Worship Church Architecture GC2 Press Women’s Ministry

“The Center for Church Health is where we focus on anything that can be helpful to the local church. Drawing from Acts 2:42-47, we will focus on equipping the local church to do what they are called to do through disciple-making, worship, evangelizing, studying God’s word and creating a space for others.” – Phil Miller

Young Adult Ministry

newspaper NEWS FROM CHURCH HEALTH FBC Buffalo uses PAVE strategies to grow attendance and baptisms

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ministerialhealth@texasbaptists.org | txb.org/minister

The Church will only be as healthy as her ministers. We invest in Texas Baptist ministers to encourage them towards excellence so they can be their best to serve the Lord and His people.


MINISTRIES: Minister Connection

(214) 828-5275 dowell.loftis@txb.org

Area Representatives Counseling Services Financial Health Western Heritage Bi-Vocational Pastors Interim Church Services

“The Center for Ministerial Health exists to assist pastors in being as strong and healthy as possible. We take a holistic approach that includes Counseling, Financial Services, Area Representatives, and specialized ministry consultants for areas such as Bivocational Pastors and Western Heritage Ministry. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to ministry so we do all we can to support and care for each pastor in their unique ministry context.” – Dowell Loftis

Pastor Strong Initiative

newspaper NEWS FROM MINISTERIAL HEALTH Small-town church experiences big-time impact from minister health grant

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VISION GC2 is a movement of God’s people to share Christ and show love. Our driving passion is to follow the LORD’s call to fulfill the Great Commission “to share Christ” and the Great Commandment “to show love.” The Great Commission and the Great Commandment form the two “GCs,” or GC2. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded Christians across Texas and beyond through this exciting organic movement.




director, cooperative program The Texas Baptists Cooperative Program is a way of combining resources to enable more missions, evangelism and ministry throughout Texas and around the world.

(214) 828-5306 bruce.mccoy@txb.org txb.org/cp

GOT A MINUTE? Take 60 seconds to learn about and pray for the missionaries and ministries you support across Texas and around the world through the Cooperative Program.

Learn more: txb.org/cpstories


president, texas baptists missions foundation We seek to help Texas Baptists grow in the discipleship of generosity, building a legacy that will honor God in their lifetime and beyond. We are often able to assist donors with wise giving methods that can leverage impact while avoiding unnecessary taxes. We also work with Texas Baptists in a variety of ministries to provide necessary resources, as well as providing estate planning seminars and generosity resources to assist individuals and churches in their journeys of stewardship. (214) 828-5114 jerry.carlisle@txb.org missionsfoundation.org



culturalengagement@texasbaptists.org | txb.org/culture

As ministers of reconciliation, we seek to bring people to God and into community with God’s people by building bridges between people groups, healing brokenness, confronting systemic evils, and speaking truth to power that we might influence the secular towards the sacred. MINISTRIES: Christian Life Commission Texas Baptists en Español African American Ministries Intercultural Ministries Faith Fosters Texas Chaplaincy Relations

KATIE FRUGÉ director (214) 828-5286 katie.fruge@txb.org

“ The Center for Cultural Engagement helps equip Texas Baptists to engage in our respective communities. God calls us to be salt and light. We help bring others into community with God’s people through building bridges between groups, seeking justice, healing brokenness, confronting systemic evils, and speaking truth to power. We do this to bring the secular toward the sacred.” – Katie Frugé

newspaper NEWS FROM CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT Camp Fusion brings together intercultural students from around Texas, sees salvations and rededications to Christ

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missionalengagement@texasbaptists.org | txb.org/missions

Texas Baptists seek to engage our churches in corporate missions through strategic opportunities in Texas and around the world without duplicating the role of traditional mission-sending agencies.


MINISTRIES: Church Starting & Replanting

(214) 828-5212 josue.valerio@txb.org

River Ministry & Mexico Missions Bounce & Disaster Recovery Missionary Adoption Program Minister of Missions Texas Baptist Missionaries House Churches & Philippi Churches

“The Center for Missional Engagement connects churches with missional opportunities whether that is in their community, the city, the state, the US or internationally. From a practitioner perspective, this is not just praying, giving and going, but also the development of a different way of thinking— a missional lifestyle.” – Josué Valerio

Minister’s Development & Missional Networks Urban Partnerships


National Conventions & Unions

The Pastor’s Common events provide resources, encouragement for emerging ministry leaders

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collegiateministry@texasbaptists.org | txb.org/college

The Lord has brought the nations to Texas through our college campuses. Texas Baptist Student Ministry reaches college students for Christ, strengthens Christian college students through discipleship and apologetics, and prepares future leaders for the church.

MARK JONES director

MINISTRIES: Baptist Student Ministry

(214) 828-5255 mark.jones@txb.org

Go Now Missions

“The Center for Collegiate Ministry engages 1.6 million Texas college students with the Gospel to follow Christ and transform the world. This is a model focused on engagement, discipleship and mobilization through partnership with local churches to develop future leaders.” – Mark Jones

newspaper NEWS FROM COLLEGIATE MINISTRY Wayland BSM sees salvations, recommitments during student orientation

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