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Perspective: Pastor appreciation

It begins with a divine call from the Father. The call is to devote one’s life to serve the local New Testament church as a pastor. For some, the call comes while in their youth. Increasingly, God seems to be calling out men who have already spent half or more of their adult life in another profession. The call is often followed by three or more years of seminary training. For others ,it is followed by years of self-disciplined study....

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Perspective: Thank you!

For me to write a personal word to you in this article is rare. This week, I would like to take a few lines to share a very deep and abiding personal word of thanksgiving to the Falls Creek Building Committee and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board of Directors for choosing to name the new Welcome Center at Falls Creek the Jordan Welcome Center. To say that I am humbled and overwhelmed is an understatement. Through...

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Perspective: Complete the journey!

In 2007, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) opened the new tabernacle at Falls Creek. I remember that day like it was yesterday. For some of our young people, the new tabernacle is the only tabernacle they have known. When we tell them about the “old tabernacle,” they think of the amphitheater on the hill. Some of us know what the real “old tabernacle” was really like! Simply stated—HOT! It has been a remarkable journey...

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Perspective: Oklahoma Baptists are there

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to walk with the New Testament followers of Christ? Or to observe firsthand the move of the Gospel that followed Pentecost when the disciples and other followers of Christ took the Gospel into the pagan Roman Empire and saw an amazing response? How amazing it would have been to watch seemingly total pagans have the Savior walk by and call them to walk with Him, and they did! I wish...

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Perspective: The Sunday School strategy

The goal of the church is to fulfill the Great Commission. As Christians, we are to take the Gospel into all the world. Every people group should have the privilege of hearing the Good News of the Savior. As new, true followers are discipled, they will be the means of taking the Gospel from the front door of the church to the ends of the Earth. Sunday School is the primary strategy of the local church to connect people to His mission....

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