Discernment Update from the Committee

UBC Past, Present, and Future In order to post a job opening for a senior pastor, we need to prepare three written statements: our shared vision, a profile of the church, and a job description. The Discernment Committee, drawing on many conversations with church members, has been working on the...

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Discernment Update from Lisa Cauble

I’ve recently been feeling a bit like a student with “senioritis” — you know senioritis, right? It’s the “supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” (Google dictionary)  Students have been working hard for 12 years, or...

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Discernment Update from Anna Strickland

Last week, our Sunday morning discernment discussion engaged the practical and immediate question of leadership. As we’ve been discerning the larger questions of UBC’s future, we’ve also been doing so in preparation for the new leadership of University Baptist Church. Since we are a Baptist church, we understand “leadership” to...

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Discernment Update from Jody Joyner

Last week, we discussed how our partnerships with Congregational Church of Austin (CCA) and University Christian Church (UCC) might be further strengthened toward a greater shared ministry in a broad conversation. As an extension of that discussion, about 30 UBC members met on Sunday morning to continue our series of church-wide...

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Discernment Update from Paul Taylor

For years the Congregational Church of Austin, University Christian Church, and University Baptist Church have cooperated on shared ministries, including our combined youth program, Labyrinth, and Micah 6. On Sunday morning representatives from all three churches met in our Fellowship Hall to consider this question: What are the opportunities for...

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Discernment Update by Lisa Cauble

I wish you all could have been at UCC as we celebrated Youth Sunday this week. This worship service is one of my favorites of the year. The youth lead every aspect of worship — prayer, readings, communion, preaching. It is like a balm to the soul of those who...

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Toward a Vision for University Baptist Church

The UBC Discernment Committee invited the congregation to reflect on the following statement through the practice of lectio divina at a church-wide meeting on Feb. 3, 2019. University Baptist Church exists to nurture the spiritual journeys of our members and our university neighbors so that together we work for the...

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