To operate as a clearing house for area churches, to serve the economically disadvantaged
and under served people of our area, with emergency assistance and programs to
empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient.
Community Seeds Newsletter "The Sower" Spring 2013
"Still other seed fell on good soil. It produces a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than what was planted.
Those who have ears should listen." (Matt 13:8-9 NIV)
A Partnership Made In Heaven
Churches and Faith-Based Non-Profit Organizations
By Jim Gatliff, Director of Missions
Hunt Baptist Association
There has never been a time when there were more churches in North Texas than right now. Likewise, the number of faith-based non-profit organizations (FBNPO's) serving the region is at an all-time high. The reasons for the rise of both churches and FBNPO's are obvious: Texas is exploding with population growth. Over the next five years, a population total equivalent to the entire state of Oregon will be moving to Texas, and a few thousand of those folks will wind up in Hunt and Rains Counties. Tough economic times have stretched family budgets and stressed the available social safety net. There is a strong a contagious volunteerism that flows in the veins of Texans as well. Thanks to technology and the internet, organizations can find resources, publish materials, and communicate with their constituencies easier than ever before. Perhaps most important of all, God has been moving in the hearts of people both to start new churches and ministries and to launch new faith-based non-profit organizations. Many churches have focused their attention on ministry beyond the walls of the church and have added a virtual cornucopia of new ministries to their strategy plans. Indeed the Christian community has entered into a golden age of ministry opportunity.DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER