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Info from 2013-09-30

posted Oct 4, 2013, 12:09 PM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 12:09 PM ]

I'm thinking about not posting this info to the blog each week....only linking to it on the
News / Recent Archive page.  If you like this feature (posting it to this blog area - which has an RSS feed functionality), email me at becky.holt @ texasbaptists.org and let me know you use / like this feature and I'll keep it up. 

Info from 2013-09-16

posted Sep 20, 2013, 9:55 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎

INFO FOR EVERYONE

 

 

  • CONGRATULATIONS! Collectively our BSM's exceeded both the overall financial and missionary goals for 2013. The total BSM Go Now Giving goal for 2013 was $152,500.00. As of today, $159,146.86 has been received. 29 BSM's met or exceeded their financial goal. The overall BSM goal for student missionaries to serve was 392 (the committee goal was 400). 438 students served in 2013. 25 BSM's met or exceeded their missionary goal. Good work and thank you! CLICK HERE for the most recent giving and going report, as well as goals for 2014. If the numbers we have for your campus are incorrect, contact the Go Now office. 

 

  • NEW GO NOW LOCAL INTERVIEW SHEET. Remember to use the new Local Interview Sheet for Go Now Mission applicants. It can be completed online or in PDF format. CLICK HERE for the online form. CLICK HERE for the PDF Form.

 

  • GO NOW CHRISTMAS AND SPRING SEMESTER - Please continue to make your students aware of these opportunities and distribute the printed lists mailed to you last week. 
    • Application Deadline - Oct. 3 (Local Interviews due by Oct. 3, too)
    • Interviews - Oct. 12

 

  • SAVE THE DATE / JULY RETREAT. The BSM Staff retreat is scheduled for July 28-31, 2014 at DBU.

 

  • GLORIETA TEXAN LODGE HAS BEEN SOLD.  The Texan Lodge at Glorieta, owned by BGCT, was sold to the new owners of the Glorieta Conference Center.  Student Week will continue, but our training for Campus Missionary Interns / Interns will combine with our Director Retreat, July 28-31, 2014 at DBU.

 

  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

§  9/16 - Daniel Armendariz (UTPA Associate Director)

§  9/20 - Damaris Martinez (UTPA Campus Missionary Intern)

§  9/22 - Toria Ates (UTA Campus Missionary Intern)

 

Info from 2013-09-09

posted Sep 13, 2013, 9:22 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎

INFO FOR EVERYONE


 

  • SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP OPTIONS!
    • Champs Camp, FBC Harlingen, March 8-14, Only $25 a person. CLICK HERE for details
    • Iditarod Outreach, Alaska, Feb. 2806; March 8-14; March 15-21. CLICK HERE for details

 

  • REFUGEE SUMMIT - A chance for your students to experience what it is like to be a refugee and how to minister to the nations God is bringing to Texas. Oct. 4-5, 2014, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas. Just $25 for students. You don't have to come with them, you can send interested students. Limited spots. Click here for more information and to register.

 

  • GO NOW CHRISTMAS AND SPRING SEMESTER LISTS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED TO YOU. Please make every effort to distribute to your students this week. Application deadline is Oct. 3. 

 

  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

§  9/09 - Jeff Kennon (Tech Director)

§  9/09 - Mark Nelson (Weatherford Director)

§  9/10 - Jason Hatch (North Lake Director)

§  9/12 - Jeremy Garcia (UTPA CMI)

§  9/13 - Joel Bratcher (A&M Director)

§  9/14 - Adam Torres (UTSA Associate Director)

 

 

 

FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Important HR information concerning your healthcare from Pam Poole. Click here to read email from Pam. Click here to read the document. Click here to sign in to Paycom.  Deadline for signing in to Paycom is Oct. 1.

Info from 2013-09-02

posted Sep 8, 2013, 7:25 PM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Sep 8, 2013, 7:26 PM ]

INFO FOR EVERYONE

  • Your ANNUAL REPORT data has been compiled. Here's the 2012-2013 Annual Report (all 339 pages which includes detailed info by campus). Here's the2012-2013 Annual Report Summary page (this one is only three pages). Want to see previous year's reports? Click here.

 

 

  • GO NOW Christmas and Spring Semester List is on the web as of Tuesday, Sept. 3. Go Now 2014 starts now! Copies of the list and additional Go Now publicity is being mailed to you this week. You can also download the list at GoNowMissions.com. The Summer, Impact and Fall list will be posted on Oct. 1. 

 

  • Adult Coordinators needed for GO NOW Christmas Break Trips. Contact Brenda Sanders if you are interested.
    • Won by One, Jamaica - Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014. Will lead a team of 20 in house building project. You do not have to know how to build a house to lead. All instructions is provided by Won by One staff. 
    • Winter English Camp, Japan - Dec. 18, 2013-Jan 3, 2014. Will lead a team of 4 to conduct ESL camp for elementary children from an unreached people group. Need ability to help plan and lead camp. 

 

 

  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

9/01 - Jackie Alvarez (Angelo State CMI)

9/02 - Joe Luna (TAMU Kingsville Director)

9/04 - Mark Jones (TJC Director)

9/04 - Ben Hanna (UTSA Downtown Director)

9/08 - Chase Jacobs (UNT Associate Director)

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS WE MISSED (sorry!)

8/01 - Angelica Rivera (UH CMI)

8/07 - Karisma Olalde (Texas State CMI)

8/20 - Josh Hemby (DBU Director)

 

Info from 2013-08-26

posted Aug 30, 2013, 7:42 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎

INFO FOR EVERYONE 

  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BRUCE.  "In several of our BSM's across the state I have observed pictures of firearm use in a BSM sponsored activity....From this point forward, no BSM activity is to involve guns or bows, loaded or unloaded. Therefore, no hunting trips, no target practice in someone's field, no target practice at a gun range, no taking International students hunting, your staff hunting, one student hunting, etc. etc."  To read the entire letter, click here.


  • Do you have a plan for DEBRIEFING your RETURNING SUMMER MISSIONARIES? The first weeks of school are a busy time for BSM's as you meet new students, host back to school events and get your weekly ministries begun. In the midst of your back to school activities, don't forget to include a time to debrief your returning Go Now Missionaries and other students who served over the summer. You might do this as a group or individually. CLICK HERE to download debriefing materials. 


  • Your MONTHLY UPDATE is due by Friday, August 30. Click here for the links and info.

 

  • STATE LEAD TEAM: All information and forms are now LIVE! Director InformationStudent Information, Form, Student. Due dates: Director Recommendations due Sept. 20 AND Student Registrations due Sept. 27.


  • South Texas Regional FOCUS: Unapologetically INFO FROM DANNY MILLER. - Those who are planning to go to Galveston September 13-15: Cost for conference is $30 per person plus housing (you get on your own).  Official housing for FOCUS is: 1) Hilton-5400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 77551. $139 for Friday night, $159 for Saturday night. ($85.67 pp with 4 to room.) Call 409-744-5000 and mention Houston BSM. 2) Holiday Inn- 5002 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 77551. $135 per night ($77.62 pp with 4 to room). Call 409-740-5300 and mention Houston BSM. Additional cost: $30 pp payable to "UH-BSM" and sent to BJ Ramon. Questions about this event? Contact Danny Miller at 281-649-3223.

 

  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

§  8/31 - Dan Dunagan (Sul Ross)

§  8/31 - Greg Peschel (Schreiner)

 

 

 

FOR BGCT PAID EMPLOYEES

 

  • RENTAL CAR INSURANCE CARD UPDATE (additions are in yellow). Here are the new insurance cards for our policy year 8-1-13 to 7-1-14. Please carry these with you at all times to be be used when leasing a vehicle. On the back of the card are procedures to follow in case of an accident. Click here.  Please be sure to notify your Regional Coordinator immediately after any accident and then also contact the Comptroller, Jim Reed, at 214-828-5334. Leave a message on his voicemail if it is over a weekend.

Info from 2013-08-19

posted Aug 22, 2013, 12:23 PM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Aug 22, 2013, 12:27 PM ]

INFO FOR EVERYONE

  • STATE LEAD TEAM (SLT): Who will you recommend to be on the State Lead Team this year? Information and packets will be available this Thursday, August 22nd. 
  • There is an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RETREAT scheduled for October 18-20 at Lakeview Baptist Encampment at Lone Star. Lots of help needed planning everything. Please contact Shelly Webb (swebb@kilgore.edu) if your campus plans to attend.
  • TWO INTERN POSITIONS.  The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission is seeking applicants for two internships to work in its Dallas office during 2013. These paid internships are for undergraduate or graduate students to provide support for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and the Ethics & Justice office. These positions offer candidates an opportunity to contribute to two significant causes in today’s Christian context—the administration of global anti-poverty efforts and the advancement of ethics and justice awareness among Texas Baptists. Have any students that might be interested?  You can pass along the link to their website where students can find out more and apply.
  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

§  8/18 - Buddy Young (WTAMU)

§  8/19 - Bernie Gallagher (Grayson/Austin)

§  8/21 - Lauren Cartwright (TJC)

 

FOR BGCT PAID EMPLOYEES

  • RENTAL CAR INSURANCE CARD. Here are the new insurance cards for our policy year 8-1-13 to 7-1-14. Please carry these with you at all times to be be used when leasing a vehicle. On the back of the card are procedures to follow in case of an accident. Click here Please be sure to notify your Regional Coordinator immediately after any accident and then also contact the Comptroller, Jim Reed, at 214-828-5334. Leave a message on his voicemail if it is over a weekend.

Info from 2013-08-12

posted Aug 16, 2013, 8:33 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Aug 16, 2013, 8:33 AM ]

INFO FOR EVERYONE


  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....

§  8/12 - Josh Burton

§  8/13 - Beth Smith

§  8/15 - Cynthia Varela

 

 

 

FOR BGCT PAID EMPLOYEES

  • HAVE ANY PTO DAYS TO REPORT? Be sure to put your PTO days in Paycom. Instructions and links here.

Info from 2013-08-05

posted Aug 9, 2013, 8:53 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Aug 9, 2013, 8:54 AM ]

INFO FOR EVERYONE


  • FROM BRUCE MCGOWAN. Many of you will be receiving names of Graduating Seniors who have committed to be a Collegiate Disciple. Find out what this is about here.

 

  • We are singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to ....
    • 8/2 - Lee Floyd
    • 8/6 - Cindy McBrayer
    • 8/8 - Liand Newby
    • 8/9 - John Pearce

 

 

Collegiate Disciple

posted Aug 2, 2013, 9:58 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 9:58 AM ]

From Bruce McGowan
Many of you will be receiving names of Graduating Seniors who have committed to be a Collegiate Disciple. 
Please note explanation below:


"A Collegiate Disciple is a freshman in the fall of 2013 that makes a commitment to get involved in the BCM of the college or university he or she will be attending, to either stay or become involved in a local church and to be a disciple of Christ during their freshman year of college. The commitments are listed are on collegiatedisciple.net

 

You will find information below about a student that has signed up to be a collegiate disciple that will be attending your college or university. The student signed up at one of the following conferences: Student Life, Mission Fuge, Centrifuge or World Changers.

 

Please do the following:

  1. Make contact with the Collegiate Disciple and invite them to get involved in your ministry.
  2. Secure a Discipleship Partner for them from your ministry. Ask the Discipleship Partner to call or email or meet with them and to pray for and encourage them throughout the summer and then during the school year.
  3. Share with the Collegiate Disciple churches he or she may wish to consider being a part if they are not a commuter.
  4. Help the Collegiate Disciple to carry out the commitments they made to be a Collegiate Disciple during their freshman year.
  5. Consider inviting the other freshmen that will be involved in your ministry to be a Collegiate Disciple during their freshman year. They can sign-up with the attached form or at collegiatedisciple.net.
  6. Share about the Senior Disciple ministry with your local and area student/youth ministers. A Senior Disciple is a senior in high school in the fall of 2013 that makes a commitment to be a leader in their youth group during their senior year and to reach out to their school in the name of Christ. During the spring semester of their senior year they are asked to make contact with the BCM Director of the college or university they will be attending. We have attached a sign-up form or they can sign-up on seniordisciple.net

 

We send an email to the parents of each Collegiate Disciple asking them to pray for their son or daughter as a Collegiate Disciple committer. We send an email to the Youth/Student minister of each Collegiate Disciple asking them to meet with the student and to commission them before they begin college.


Email me at lsubcm@eatel.net or call me at 225-343-0408 if you have any questions"

Steve Masters at LSU has initiated this through BCNet.....doing an excellent job.  On collegiatedisciple.net Steve has also linkedtexasfreshmen.com for those attending Texas campuses. Please follow up with all students names you receive especially those who have committed to be Collegiate Disciples this fall on your campus.


bruce

Info from 2013-07-29

posted Aug 2, 2013, 9:13 AM by Texas BSM ‎(Baptist Student Ministry)‎

INFO FOR EVERYONE

  • PRAYER DAY RESOURCES. Shawn Shannon (Director at UMHB) wanted to share the following resources for your prayer day.

 

  • DON'T FORGET YOUR MISSION GOALS ARE DUE TODAY, MONDAY, JULY 29.

 

  • CORRECTION. Many of you have received a packet from our office. We have a correction from the Items to Remember handout. Jenny Cummings was listed as Associate Director for UNT but it should say UTD. Sorry Jenny!

 

  • Are you a DIRECTOR WITH AN INTERN OR CAMPUS MISSIONARY INTERN?  Make sure your Intern and/or Campus Missionary Intern has their Glorieta travel information.

 

 

  • An INTERNATIONALRETREAT is being planned in East Texas. More info to come.

 

 

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