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ReConnect clinic: Growth better in circles
Aug25

ReConnect clinic: Growth better in circles

MOORE—Sunday School—and resulting church—growth  occurs in circles, not rows, keynote speaker Doyle Pryor told those attending a regional ReConnect Sunday School Clinic at Moore, First, Aug. 16. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Central Oklahoma Ministry Enrichment (COME) event sponsored by Capital and Union associations, which attracted a total of 372 registrants, volunteers and presenters. Training was made available for...

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OKC, Kentucky Ave. blessed by nonagenarians
Aug11

OKC, Kentucky Ave. blessed by nonagenarians

While many nonagenarians have either passed on to Glory, or have greatly slowed down their activity, Ed Courtney (93), Zeilah Harlin (91) and Harley King (93) are still going strong in their service for the Lord at Oklahoma City, Kentucky Ave. Courtney, Sunday School director, said he has served in that position for “At least 60 years,” adding, “That’s a long time, isn’t it?” with a twinkle in his eye. He said...

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Kingdom-Sized Numbers
Aug04

Kingdom-Sized Numbers

“Powerful prayer, strong preaching, effective multimedia storytelling and the faithfulness of God led to the Lord blessing the eight weeks of youth encampments in a mighty way this summer at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center,” said Andy Harrison, Falls Creek Program Director and Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) student ministry group leader and specialist. Youth camps’ total registration this year was...

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Falls outlines FONAC strategy
Jun17

Falls outlines FONAC strategy

BALTIMORE, Md.—Asserting that it is time for Native American believers to abandon their ”commodity religion,” Emerson Falls, chairman of the executive board of the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FONAC) outlined the group’s strategy for the future during its annual meeting here June 9. Speaking during the meeting being held in the Baltimore Convention Center in conjunction with the  157th Annual Meeting of the Southern...

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Porter moved by visit to 9-11 memorial museum
May27

Porter moved by visit to 9-11 memorial museum

NEW YORK—Almost a year to the day after he directed the response to one of the most destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma history, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief (DR) Director Sam Porter spent a quiet and reflective, but emotional, day at the National September 11 Memorial Museum on May 19. Porter, who spent a total of 39 days in Lower Manhattan proving relief in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks at the World...

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