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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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

  • Brenda Sanders sent out an email on August 30 with very specific information. If you didn't get that email, let us know and we'll forward it to you.
  • We will continue to post updated Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery opportunities on the Texas BSM Staff Facebook page.
  • Again, we want to challenge you to plan to take a weekend (or more) trip to help sometime this year. If you are interested in being part of a BOUNCE Rebuild Week in May, email brenda.sanders@texasbaptists.org.
  • As you are taking out insurance for your group who will be working with Hurricane Harvey Relief, we wanted to make you aware of an additional insurance resource for your group.  THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THE HSR COVERAGE WE REQUIRE YOU TO PURCHASE FOR YOUR GROUP.  It is a low cost additional coverage that is a good idea when you are in higher risk situations like hurricane mud out.  See #8 on http://insurance.texasbsmstaff.org.
  • How are Texas Baptists responding? Here's the Hurricane Harvey Response email from Dr. Hardage in case you missed it.
The MONTHLY UPDATE CONTACT REPORT portion of your Monthly Update is a priority and a part of the process for everyone. We need you to enter this information consistently. Please complete one entry for each contact related to work assignments and responsibilities. These contacts should include on-campus contacts, church contacts, and support development contacts. These may be entered at any time during the month. However, each month's contacts should be logged by the last business day of the month. If you save https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFZQ9FQ to your phone, it will open in a mobile-friendly way so you can enter as you have contacts.
LEAD TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. It's time to make your recommendations for the 2017-2018 State Lead Team! State Lead Team Students will learn new leadership skills, serve in ministry and leadership opportunities around the state, and plan the Abide experience as they represent Texas BSM this year. 
Information and the recommendation form can be found at  https://sites.google.com/view/texas-bsm-staff/lead-team. Information for students about the Lead Team and the student registration form can be found at http://txbsmstateleadteam.weebly.com.
This year's CHURCH COLLEGE MINISTRY RETREAT will be in San Antonio November 1-3. This will be a great opportunity for those in local church college ministry to network, and learn from others in college ministry.  Would you share this information and invite those church leaders in your area to the retreat? Find all of the information at www.txcollegechurch.org/events or send this pdf.
GO NOW CHRISTMAS BREAK AND SPRING SEMESTER LIST IS UP!  The list is at gonowmissions.com, along with a printable list.  Booklets are being printed and will be mailed to you as soon as we get them.  Please note that we have a new Go Now application.  Please help us get the news out to students that they can begin to apply.  Application Deadline: Sept. 29.  Discovery Day: Oct. 7.
TX WEEK IN NYC VIDEO:  Click here to see your invitation to come and serve in NYC.  Click here to sign up your BSM.
Did you know there is an EMPLOYEE BENEVOLENCE FUND through HR? It's here to provide limited emergency financial assistance to fellow employees experiencing financial difficulty by means of using employee donated funds. If you'd like to request funds or donate funds, let us know and we'll send you the form.
ENGAGE24 is set for 10/10/17 this year. Why do it?  "It's a call to action. Within the pages of Scripture and throughout the history of the world, God has been seeking people to engage Him, and then to engage the world with the gospel of Jesus.  Engage24 is a specific time set apart for engaging the world with the good news of Christ.  While Engage24 is intensely focused on a single day of evangelism (10.10.17), our mission is to promote a 24/7 lifestyle of evangelism and engagement with the gospel."  Our hope is that Engage24 will be a catalyst to create in every BSM a culture of engaging lost students for Christ!  More info and resources at https://engage24.org.

Birthdays

09/07 - Ashley Harrison - UT Austin BSM
09/09 - Jeff Kennon - Texas Tech BSM
09/09 - Mark Nelson - Weatherford College BSM
09/09 - Becca Whitmore - UNT BSM 
09/13 - Joel Bratcher - TAMU College Station BSM
09/15 - Daniel Olander - UTD BSM
09/16 - Daniel Armendariz - UTRGV Edinburg BSM
09/16 - Steven Fonseca - TAMU Kingsville BSM


Calendar

September 8-10
Go Now Sending Team Selection Meeting

September 29
Go Now Christmas and Spring Application Deadline

September 29
Monthly Update due

October 2-4
Backstage - Tarleton

October 7
Go Now Christmas and Spring Discovery Day

October 10
Engage 24

See the full TX BSM Staff calendar here

TX BSM Staff