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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The ABIDE registration form is ready (sorry for the delay .... we had some technical difficulties this year). We'll collect all money onsite this year. Please submit by Friday 01/26/18.
FOR BGCT PAID STAFF. It is very important that you CHECK YOUR PAYSTUB to make sure everything is correct. If there are errors, please call Peggy ASAP at 214-828-5259.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENTS. The annual Conflict of Interest statement for all BGCT paid employees who have financial responsibilities was sent by HR to your Texas Baptists email account. Please pay attention to the 01/31/18 due date. They only sent it to those it applies to, so if you got it, it means you need to submit it. If you did not get it and think you need to please, contact us at collegeministry@texasbaptists.org or 214-828-5250.
The CMI deadline is March 23.
DID YOU TAKE A MISSION TRIP IN JAN. OR DEC?  If so, make sure you send in your Mission Trip Evaluation.
GO NOW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 6 Please continue to challenge your students to serve.  And please send in your Local Interview Sheets as soon as possible.  Students cannot be invited to Discovery Weekend (Feb. 16-18) until we get your interview form.  Make sure you use the new forms.  CLICK HERE for the forms.
GO NOW - HOW TO DEAL WITH NEW QUESTIONS RELATED TO UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLICAL SEXUALITY.  We have added questions related to a student's understanding of Biblical sexuality to the local interview questions.  You must ask these questions.  Here are some suggestions as to how to handle those questions.
  • Because of the nature of these questions, it would be best that a BSM Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director is in on each interview.  That means the interviews are not conducted only by CMI's and student leaders. 
  • Have the senior staff member (Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director) of the same gender as the student ask the questions.
  • Ask them at the end of the interview.  Explain that they are being asked of all students.
  • You might even dismiss the other members of the interview committee and ask these one-on-one so that the student might be more open with you.
  • If you discover a student is dealing with a sexual issue or Biblical understanding, make a plan to disciple the student or get them additional help or accountability. 
  • If you do not feel comfortable putting your comments about the student's answers on the local interview form, submit them in a separate email to either Brenda.Sanders@texasbaptists.org or Erica.Valenta@texasbaptists.org.  Please include the discipleship or helps plan you have committed to with that students.  
  • An admission of a struggle does not automatically disqualify a student. They will be dealt with on an individual bases. 
  • Please feel free to call and discuss issues or concerns with the Go Now staff.  
Links to the 2018 REIMBURSEMENT FORMS have been updated. If you have an old form on your computer, please update it to the 2018 form found on http://reimbursement.texasbsmstaff.org.

Birthdays

01/16 - Nick Willis - SHSU BSM
01/17 - Charity Williamson - Texas State BSM
01/18 - Nikki Allen - TAMU College Station BSM
01/19 - Joe Osteen - UT Tyler BSM
01/19 - Jordan Luna - TAMU College Station BSM
01/20 - Joyce Ashcraft - Texas BSM
01/20 - Joe Schmidt - TAMU Commerce BSM

Staff Changes

  • Leaving
    • Tiffany Harris - 2007-2010 WTAMU Intern, 2013-2017 Amarillo College Director
  • New
    • Austin Damron - BSM Assistant/Director Interim at ETBU BSM
    • Mackenzie Douglas - CMI at Texas A&M Commerce BSM
    • Rebecca Torres - Ministry Assistant at UTRGV Edinburg BSM
    • Joel Richards - BSM Director Interim at Amarillo College BSM

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