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Banner day in baptisms
Sep02

Banner day in baptisms

ADA—Rusty Fuller, pastor of Ada, Trinity, took to heart what he read in the May 29 Baptist Messenger. Alan Quigley, church outreach team leader for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, wrote on the released Baptism Task Force Report by the North American Mission Board. Fuller said Quigley’s column caused him to be “burdened about the continual decline in baptisms,” so Ada, Trinity, decided to take a Sunday and focus...

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Hispanic church uses soccer to reach children for Christ
Sep02

Hispanic church uses soccer to reach children for Christ

This summer, every country was engrossed with what was happening in Brazil as teams from all over the globe came to compete in the World Cup. It is no secret that soccer has an international draw. It also is no secret that the Latino population is growing in the United States overall, and especially in Oklahoma. State Hispanic churches are branching out in their respective communities as they see the need to connect with this...

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Cottrell performs, praises & professes at Proclaim
Aug25

Cottrell performs, praises & professes at Proclaim

MOORE—”It was more than a concert; it was a worship service,” said Randy Lind, BGCO worship/music ministries specialist, describing the “Night of Praise” on Fri, Aug. 15, that opened the Proclaim! weekend, Aug. 15-16, at Moore, First. Travis Cottrell, two-time Dove Award winning artist, performed and led the audience in an evening of worship and praise. Known for being the worship leader for Beth Moore Living...

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YEC equips students to share the Gospel
Aug18

YEC equips students to share the Gospel

DEL CITY—Six theological topics were the focus for the 2014 Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) Aug. 8-9, at Del City, First Southern. Nick Atyia, student evangelism and missions specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), said the YEC is about “being equipped,” while addressing the more than 2,500 who were in attendance. “We are going to cover the things of God that shaped the way we see the...

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Kevin Durant & God’s Will
Aug11

Kevin Durant & God’s Will

At the end of July, a popular topic in the sports world was what team would have NBA MVP Kevin Durant on its roster in 2016. In case everybody has forgotten, we are currently experiencing the year 2014. This means many sports media members were getting paid to report two weeks ago on a decision that will not be made until two years from now. There will be two NBA seasons before Durant decides where his future paychecks will come. Do I...

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