El Faro Biblical Baptist Church, Little Elm

DATE POSTED: 02/21/2018  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Two years after its initial start attempt, El Faro Biblical Baptist Church is officially off the ground and running.  New pastor Misael Rivera and his wife Adriana met with Morgan Malone, David Crane and sponsoring church pastor Roland Johnson of Primera Baptist Church, Keller on Saturday, February 3  to sign the New Church Start Covenant | Read More

DATE POSTED: 01/22/2018  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

“Hispanicity” I recently read an article which dealt with how Hispanics perceive themselves according to their generational background of life in the United States. The article is based on an interview with a Cuban-born Baptist pastor in Florida and the survey done by Pew Research Center. The pastor states that, “Latino churches are adapting to | Read More

DATE POSTED: 12/14/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

The evening of January 5 marks the Twelfth Night of Christmas, known as well as Three King’s Day or Epiphany, and is when the figurines of the three wise men are added to the nativity scene. Traditionally in Mexico, as with other Latin American countries, Santa Claus doesn’t hold the cachet that he does in the United | Read More

DATE POSTED: 11/16/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Elves Shelves A heart-felt Thank You to every person who gave their time and effort to share Christ’s love with the 520 families who signed up at this year’s Elves Shelves outreach at First Baptist Denton. It was wonderful to see children, teenagers, and adults of all ages work as a spiritual family in helping | Read More

DATE POSTED: 10/20/2017  |     |   Category: Friend to Friend

As First Baptist Church, Denton prepares for its 2017 Elves Shelves ministry, Hispanic disciples are needed to help translate, pray with and connect the Gospel to Spanish-speaking families who sign up to participate. We need bi-lingual disciples who are willing to go through an orientation and then participate in up to three sign-up days: Thursday, | Read More

DATE POSTED: 09/26/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Roxana has always wanted to learn more about God’s Word and how to apply it to her life.  She often heard of workshops and training being offered in Spanish around the Metroplex, but not close enough to attend. One month ago, Denton Baptist Association began a partnership with the Hispanic Baptist Seminary of Dallas Baptist | Read More

DATE POSTED: 08/29/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

El Camino Baptist Church will host a Hispanic Leader Conference for DBA Hispanic Bible study leaders on September 29 and 30th. The event will take place on their campus in Lewisville at 425 W. Purnell Street. Friday evening, Sept. 29, will be a time of fellowship from 7:00 until 9:00. Saturday’s schedule will go from | Read More

DATE POSTED: 07/24/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Formal Bible training for 1st and 2nd generation Hispanics presents a challenge for many in our Association, as most Bible training tracks require post High School education. Dallas Baptist Association is providing one tool for Hispanics to progress in their Bible training through its Basic Course in Christian Ministries. Starting the 2nd week of August, | Read More

DATE POSTED: 06/15/2017  |     |   Category: Outreach, Shoulder to Shoulder

Many Hispanics in our DBA congregations have relatives living outside the USA, and summer provides the opportunity for many of them to visit these relatives in various countries.  Even though they stay in touch throughout the year through social media and phone calls, they take this travel opportunity to continue to share the Gospel with | Read More

DATE POSTED: 05/25/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Growing ministries happen in a variety of ways, and churches find themselves at different points in the process of developing people to lead them. One thing seems certain: most of the time there are not enough ministry team members to call on for the task. Our Hispanic work is no exception. In order to move | Read More

DATE POSTED: 04/19/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Fifteen participants from (6) DBA churches and another 15 from other area faith-based organizations came together for 8.5 hours of concentrated introduction to teaching English as a second language. The beginning level workshop, Teaching English with Excellence, sponsored by DBA, was hosted by FBC, Denton April 7-8 in their new facilities. Karen Peiser, teacher/trainer with | Read More

DATE POSTED: 02/23/2017  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

February saw the beginning of two new ministries among our Hispanic churches. Life Fellowship, Denton, launched 5 new home groups. Members from the church attended the DBA Leadership Training in August 2016 which provided information for starting off-campus groups. Three of the classes meet in English and the other two are in Spanish. These groups | Read More

DATE POSTED: 11/16/2016  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

by: David Crane Recently two of DBA’s Hispanic churches had the opportunity to partner with First Baptist Church, Denton in its annual Elves Shelves program this Christmas season. Life Fellowship Baptist Church, led by pastor Rafael Natividad and FE: A Baptist Ministry, led by José Mata helped with registrations. Elves Shelves, which started in 2005 | Read More

DATE POSTED: 10/19/2016  |     |   Category: Missions, Pastors, Shoulder to Shoulder

I had the opportunity a few days ago to spend time with a family that is a product of Southern Baptist international missions. As we approach the Week of Prayer for International Missions, I would like to share their story. Colombian pastor Leonel Pulgarín gave his life to Jesus when he was 23 years old | Read More

DATE POSTED: 09/29/2016  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Living in association is a wonderful thing and was recently demonstrated between First Baptist Church, Sanger and Iglesia Bautista El Reino de Dios. On Saturday, September 17, FBC, Sanger partnered with their Hispanic mission to help prepare the way for this Hispanic ministry to grow in the future. Property and a building had recently been | Read More

DATE POSTED: 07/18/2016  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

Empezamos hoy un espacio de interacción entre nuestras congregaciones hispanas.  Al hacer “cliq” en el encabezado “Hispano” en la entrada a la página web de nuestra Denton Baptist Association: http://www.dentonbaptist.org, podemos ahora escoger del menú las siguientes opciones: calendario, blog, y anuncios. Calendario: El calendario será utilizado para indicar la fecha, la hora, y el | Read More

DATE POSTED: 06/20/2016  |     |   Category: Shoulder to Shoulder

The statistical data for Denton County shows a 2016 projection of 160,000 Hispanic/Latino residents, or 19.1% of the total population. As I participate with each of our Hispanic congregations, I have loosely counted some 600 participants in our eight congregations. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us. There is, however, an | Read More