SBTC board renews affiliations, adds 1

The SBTC Executive Board during its summer meeting Aug. 2 renewed affiliations with East Texas Baptist Family Ministry (ETBFM) and Jacksonville College and approved a new affiliate, Texas Baptist Home in Waxahachie.

The SBTC distributes budgeted funding to affiliated ministries. Ministry partners and fraternally related ministries receive no budgeted SBTC funding.

Based on 272 acres near Timpson, Texas, East Texas Baptist Family Ministry affiliated with the SBTC in 2003. The ministry includes a children’s home, maternity home and ministry to seniors.

Jacksonville College, a ministry of the Baptist Missionary Association (BMA) of Texas based in Jacksonville, Texas, affiliated with the SBTC in 2004. The two-year college grants associate degrees.

Texas Baptist Home in Waxahachie is also a ministry of the BMA of Texas. Established in 1910, the ministry includes foster care and child placement and homes for unwed mothers.

The current agreements specify SBTC budget designations.

4For East Texas Baptist Family Ministry, the SBTC will distribute an amount “equivalent to 1.5% of the annual undesignated in-state Cooperative Program budgeted receipts” in monthly payments.

4Jacksonville College will receive “equivalent to .65% of the annual undesignated in-state Cooperative Program budgeted receipts” in monthly payments.

4Texas Baptist Home will receive a $10,000 grant for 2005 and an additional $24,000 in 2006 in equal monthly payments of $2,000.

The SBTC executive director or a designee serves on each affiliate board ex officio. Additionally, the convention may nominate up to five members of the ETBFM board, up to three for Jacksonville College and two for Texas Baptist Home.

The SBTC also has an affiliation with Criswell College in Dallas and a fraternal relationship with Houston Baptist University.

During the Aug. 2 meeting, the board designated formerly fraternally related ministries Korean Baptist Fellowship and Texas Baptist Men as “ministry partners,” a new category.

The board’s definition restricts affiliated and fraternal relationships to “educational and human care institutions.”

Ministries in other categories will be designated ministry partners.

4Created a new category of relating to outside ministries known as “ministry partnerships.”

4Recognized the Korean Baptist Fellowship of Texas and Texas Baptist Men as ministry partners under this new category.

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