Mission & Statement of Purpose
The mission of Texas Baptist Men is to assist Texas Baptist Churches as they lead men into a "Love" relationship with Jesus Christ that will thrust them and their families into a lifestyle of missions and ministry that fulfills the Great Commission. Texas Baptist Men operates in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention: Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations; Southern Baptists of Texas and associations; and with other Great Commission Christians. Texas Baptist Men is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. The wagon wheel best describes how our various ministries work together.
History of Texas Baptist Men
Messengers to the 1967 Baptist General Convention meeting in Lubbock approved the recommendation for a new organization (TBM) to be formed and how it would relate to the Texas Baptist convention's organizational structure as an affiliate and to be supported through the Cooperative Program of the BGCT. Texas Baptist Men met on January 15, 1968 at First Baptist Church of Dallas to ratify its constitution.
As stated in that governing document, the purpose of TBM was to support "bringing men to God through Christ by fostering programs that will assist the churches and associations in their tasks of leading men, young men, and boys to a deeper commitment to missions, to a more meaningful prayer life for missions, to a larger stewardship on behalf of missions, and to a personal involvement in missions."
Texas Baptist Men remains committed to the task of supporting churches and associations in reaching men who are committed to mission education and ministry involvement with God in His Mission of reconciling the world unto Himself through Christ Jesus. Throughout the years TBM has sought to join God in His Mission and bears witness to God's activities. Listed below are several of the spiritual markers of TBM. Spiritual Markers are physical markers of spiritual encounters. A spiritual marker identifies a time of transition, decision, or direction when a person clearly knows that God has guided them. TBM can look back at these spiritual markers and see how God has faithfully directed the organization according to His divine purpose. Spiritual markers of TBM.
30 Years of Ministry
"Anyway - Anytime - Anywhere" records the history of God's activity among the Texas Baptist Men's organization over a 30-year period. This fast-paced narrative recounts the development of a vast array of ministries, from the Royal Ambassadors program for boys to the Retiree Builders - senior adults who travel around the state building churches and other ministry centers "for the glory of God." Special attention is paid to TBM's ground-breaking role in developing Lay Renewal/Kingdom Renewal and Restorative Justice ministries among Baptist. A major part of the book is devoted to a detailed retelling of how TBM blazed a trail among Southern Baptist in the area of disaster relief - from "buddy burners" in the Rio Grand Valley to fly-in field kitchens in the most remote parts of the globe. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to the support of missions and ministries through the TBM Forever Foundation.