UBA Today 

How the Church is Impacting the Foster Care Crisis

Story by UBA Team Writer, Meredith Cook

For many months now the Texas Foster Care System has been under review and the target of much criticism. Children at Risk Growing Up in Houston puts the number of children placed in Protective Custody by Harris County CPS* at over 4,000. News articles speak of the "crisis in foster care." Legislators have been struggling to address a "broken" system.  It's clear that the need is great. Churches and faith-based organizations are urged to become a part of the solution and have an important role to play. The Scoggins and the Hays are two UBA families, among many others, who have chosen to become a part of the solution.  Meredith Cook, UBA Team Writer, shares their story.

Keelan Cook: The People's Next Door

Is door-knocking making a comeback?
When I was in high school (in the late 90s), I discovered vintage clothes. In the small town where I grew up, we had small businesses known as “dig stores.” They were vintage clothing shops that had a large piles of clothes on tables or in a room where you sorted through clothing, looking for buried treasure. I remember the first time I found a pair of bell bottom blue jeans. Anyone with just a bit of age on them knows that some fashions return to haunt us. When I was in high school, my parents laughed at my clothes,…

Church Planting

  • Networks: Explore the diverse church planting networks available in Houston. Find the one that fits for you. (webpage)
  • Online Resources: Explore the UBA Church Planting pages to discover a variety of resources for diverse models of planting churches.

UBA Seeks Executive Director

Union Baptist Association of Houston seeks Executive Director to lead a network of more than 560 congregations to fulfill the vision to transform our city and our world spiritually and holistically. To achieve this vision, the Executive Director will strategically perform the following: mobilize and equip churches and church leaders, lead the staff to fulfill the vision, collaborate with city-wide efforts, and oversee subsidiary organizations. (bit.ly/UBAEDjob)

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KIDS & YOUTH

  • BOUNCE! Take your youth on a mission trip this summer! Texas Baptists Bounce Student Disaster Recovery offers the opportunity to assist communities in their efforts to BOUNCE back from devastation after disaster has struck. Check the BOUNCE website for dates and details.