There is a lot to know and do as a BSM staff member, so we've created this site to help answer the most frequently asked questions, provide information about things you need to know, and offer resources for your ministry to college students. This site is designed to help you understand the things that are unique to our work and enable you to serve more effectively in what you do best: ministering to students. Feel free to contact us at 214-828-5250 if you can’t find the answer here (try the search box in the top right first).

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Here is the ABIDE registration form. We'll collect all money onsite this year. Please submit by Friday 01/26/18 so we can get estimate numbers to the camp.
ABIDE INSURANCE & TRAVEL. Be sure to take out HSR insurance for your group.  Also, remember that we have 15 passenger van guidelines and travel hours that must be followed, and that the BGCT Rental Car Insurance Card can be used when a BGCT employee is driving a rented or borrowed van for BSM travel.  Read all the BSM Insurance & Travel Related items.  If you need tax exempt forms email Cindy.Zoller@texasbaptists.org.
FROM BRUCE: Our HR Director, Rollie Richmond, reviewed the Sexual Harassment Policy with all those who serve in the building.  I wanted to share this with you as a reminder for all of us to pay close attention to the culture we allow in our ministries. Each of us has a responsibility to ensure all who work or participate in our ministries are treated in a respectful and Christ-like manner.  At our staff retreat in July we gave you resources to report problems.  Please feel free to call your state staff or Rollie directly if a problem arises.  Is this document a result of some recent problem?  No, it's just a preventative approach in case problems arise. Thank you for all you do to bring glory to God in your ministries.
FROM ROBERT: CMI Deadline March 23, CMI Interview weekend April 13-15.
GO NOW MISSIONS INFORMATION

DISCOVERY WEEKEND DETAILS: Feb. 16-18, 2018.  Application Deadline, Feb. 6th.  
  • Click Here for Discovery Weekend Website.  This website is sent to students when they are invited to the weekend.
  • BSM's are responsible for planning travel for student applicants. Go Now does not cover any of the cost for student travel to Discovery Weekend. 
  • Invitations to serve as Small Group Leaders, Servant Team or Prayer team have been sent to BSM Staff.  If you did not get one and are the staff member driving your students, contact brenda.sanders@texasbaptists.org ASAP. 

ADULT COORDINATORS NEEDED: We are looking for Adult Coordinators for the following Go Now Positions. BSM Staff, CMI's or other adults can apply. Contact Brenda Sanders if you are interested. 
  • Summer: Team Taunus, May 24-July 10
  • Impact: BOUNCE Disaster Recovery, May 21-May 27
  • Impact: New England, New Churches, June 4-July 7

MISSION TRIP FORMS:  If you took a mission trip in Dec. or Jan, please complete evaluation form. We would also love a few photos and short story to share in Snapshots from the Field.  Send them to erica.valenta@texasbaptists.org.  It is not too early to send in your Spring Break forms.  Remember, form are due 30 days before you depart.  Click Here for all mission trip forms.  


SPECIAL IMPACT TEAMS:  If your BSM is planning any Special Impact Team Mission Trips, forms are due 6 months in advance. So if you are planning a summer team, please submit forms ASAP. Click Here for Special Impact form.  


Hurricane Relief and BOUNCE Week: BOUNCE is hosting a Collegiate week May 21-26.  All housing, meals, tools, and supervision is included.  Click Here for more information and to register.  There are still great needs for teams.  Click Here for the latest information from the Houston area. 
TAX FORMS & RECEIPTS. All tax forms, including W-2s to those on BSM payroll, and tax receipts to donors MUST be postmarked by January 31st. See http://tax.texasbsmstaff.org for a Sample Tax Receipt Letter that is easily adapted for your campus.
If you are planning to attend the COLLEGIATE SUMMIT IN NASHVILLE on May 2-4, you need to start making flight arrangements so you can get the best deal possible.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENTS. The annual Conflict of Interest statement for all BGCT paid employees who have financial responsibilities was sent by HR to your Texas Baptists email account. Please pay attention to the 01/31/18 due date. They only sent it to those it applies to, so if you got it, it means you need to submit it. If you did not get it and think you need to please, contact us at collegeministry@texasbaptists.org or 214-828-5250.

Birthdays

01/26 - John Hunt - Hardin-Simmons BSM
01/27 - Kiki Cherry - TCU BSM
01/27 - Gary Davis - SFA BSM
01/29 - Chris Smith - UTEP BSM

Staff Changes

None
 

Calendar

January 31
Monthly Update due

January 31
Any tax forms, including W-2s for employees and tax receipts for donors MUST be postmarked by January 31st

February 2-3
Abide

February 6
Go Now Application Deadline Summer, Impact Fall

February 15
Staffing Plan Due

February 16-18
Go Now Discovery Weekend - Gave date to FBC MiIdlothian

February 28
Monthly Update due

See the full TX BSM Staff calendar here

TX BSM Staff