There is a lot to know and do as a BSM staff member, so we've created this site to help answer the most frequently asked questions, provide information about things you need to know, and offer resources for your ministry to college students. This site is designed to help you understand the things that are unique to our work and enable you to serve more effectively in what you do best: ministering to students. Feel free to contact us at 214-828-5250 if you can’t find the answer here (try the search box in the top right first).

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If you have not made your RECOMMENDATIONS TO the STATE LEAD TEAM we need those this week. Please send them asap so that we can invite students to be a part of this year's team. Information and the recommendation form can be found here. Information for students about the Lead Team and the student registration form can be found at http://txbsmstateleadteam.weebly.com.
FROM BRUCE MCGOWAN REGARDING LEAD TEAM. Texas BSM Lead Team is a HIGH PRIORITY.  Send us your BEST leaders! For all full time BSM Directors, the expectation is a minimum of two state lead team members from each campus! Lead Team Summit is January 2-4, 2018 at Truett Seminary. The BSM staff is responsible for making sure they follow through with their commitment!! Why?
  • This group plans and sets the spiritual tone for Abide in February
  • Your sharpest add to the leadership / discipleship learning for those from other campuses
  • We choose our 2 BGCT Executive Board Co-Presidents from this group
  • They receive excellent discipleship / leadership training at the Summit
If there is a problem with this, contact Ginger Bowman.
HAS YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED? As a reminder, if your home address changes, you need to: 1) email us at collegeministry@texasbaptists.org, 2) copy hr@texasbaptists.org, and 3) log in to your Paycom account and change your address. If you have trouble logging in to Paycom, contact Bennye Thomas in Payroll.
Have you set the dates for your GO NOW LOCAL INTERVIEWS?  November is the month you should be conducting your Go Now Local Interviews for Summer, Impact and Fall Semester.  Remember that we have a new Local questions and Interview form.  DO NOT use the old one, we cannot accept it.  Here are the updated forms and questions.
Need HELP FOR GIVING ASSOCIATIONAL REPORTS? The Association Reporting Helps page has BSM statistics, BGCT statistics, Tips for Writing an Annual BSM Association Report article, Making Your Associational Report Count article, and Texas Higher Education statistics.
BOUNCE needs Collegiate Teams to serve this May in the Golden Triangle / Nederland / Port Arthur area to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We look forward to serving alongside your students for the very first Collegiate BOUNCE ever, May 21-27, 2018. While we have lead this type of pre-packaged approach to student missions with youth groups before, we look forward to seeing how your college students can serve together during this week to help this community BOUNCE back from Harvey. For information or to register your group, visit www.texasbaptists.org/bounce or contact David Scott at david.scott@texasbaptists.org

Birthdays

10/19 - Mark Yates - ETBU BSM
10/19 - Cody Mahan - Richland College BSM
10/21 - Maggie Hollingsworth - Wayland BSM
10/21 - Dillon Hughes - TAMU Commerce BSM
10/22 - Andy Dennis - Rice University BSM
10/22 - Ashlee Kieth - WTAMU BSM

Staff Changes

  • Goodbye
    • Stephen Galarza - 2015-2017 MCC Director
  • Welcome
    • Holly Winfrey - Director at MCC BSM
    • Kaley Blunn - Ministry Assistant at Tarleton BSM

Calendar

October 21
CMI Spring Interviews

October 31
Monthly Update due

November 1-3
Church College Minister's Retreat

November 12-14
BGCT Annual Meeting in Waco

See the full TX BSM Staff calendar here

TX BSM Staff