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Abortion survivor shares testimony at 24th annual Rose Day event The 24th annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol drew 525 individuals and families who officially registered with an estimated hundreds more who attended but did not register. The many Sanctity of Life supporters participated in the Feb. 4 event by distributing roses to state representatives, senators, the Lt. Governor and the Governor. Following the...

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24th Annual ‘Rose Day’ Pro-Life Rally Unites Faith Community
Feb04

24th Annual ‘Rose Day’ Pro-Life Rally Unites Faith Community

Abortion survivor shares story to capacity event, which is attended by Democrats and Republicans in the legislature OKLAHOMA CITY–The 24th annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Feb. 4 was well attended, as hundreds of Sanctity of Life supporters participated by distributing roses to state representatives, senators, the Lt. Governor and the Governor. Following the morning’s dedicated time for citizens to...

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Partnership missions: Porter to speak at tornado summit
Jan29

Partnership missions: Porter to speak at tornado summit

Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), is on an impressive list of national experts who will speak at the Fourth Annual National Tornado Summit, Feb. 23-25 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The National Tornado Summit improves disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to save lives and property in the United States. In addition, the summit serves as a...

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A ‘New Paradigm’ for church planting
Jan27

A ‘New Paradigm’ for church planting

According to a 2010 report, an average of 60.1 percent of the population in Oklahoma is considered lost. In 1960, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) claimed one church for every 1,760 people.  By 2011, the ratio had fallen to one church for every 2,085 people in Oklahoma. “To keep up with population gains and dying churches, we have to plant 60 churches a year to maintain that average,” said Jim Brunk, BGCO interim...

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Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry
Jan13

Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry

CHICKASHA—Jeffrey Willoughby and his wife, Amy, drove by “them” one Sunday morning, and God revealed an open door of ministry they would soon walk through. “Them” were many neighborhood children who had no church home; weren’t attending Sunday School; weren’t learning about Jesus; and weren’t having the opportunity to change their lives for eternity. Willoughby, lay/bi-vocational music minister at Chickasha, Michigan Ave., recently...

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The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church
Jan07

The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler, Jr. and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell D. Moore will headline a new event on sexuality and the church. The event, which will take place March 9-10 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, is designed to equip pastors and churches to deal with the most pressing sexual issues facing the church, including homosexuality. “Few moral issues have brought greater challenge to the...

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