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Law could help reduce unnecessary divorce
Jan29

Law could help reduce unnecessary divorce

Recent research from the University of Minnesota’s Bill Doherty, finds that nearly 40 percent of couples already in the divorce process are interested in the possibility of reconciliation. These hopeful findings coupled with a new divorce reform law in Oklahoma could help make a dent in Oklahoma’s persistently high divorce rate that continues to splinter families and communities. Led by state Representatives Mark McCullough (Sapulpa),...

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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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Hope can withstand the rain
Jun25

Hope can withstand the rain

On June 7, the Hope Pregnancy Centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City hosted the 3rd Annual “Walk for Hope.” The event welcomed 250 walkers statewide who raised funds to provide a place of hope and guidance in unplanned pregnancies. Relying on the generosity of mall owners for a walking venue, Karen Alley, director of Hope Pregnancy Center Tulsa, saw a wave of supporters. “It was such a blessing to see people who love this ministry turn...

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Lifewize builds bridges with OBHC
Jun04

Lifewize builds bridges with OBHC

>> by Meagan Thomas Messenger Intern   Children cheering for abstinence and seeing the people of God bring hope and truth into the classroom is what’s happening within the Oklahoma City Public Schools through Lifewize, a program that teaches junior high and high school students to make good decisions in all aspects of life. Because students are responding positively to the program’s curriculum and volunteers, Lifewize and...

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Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High
Apr23

Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High

MOORE, Okla.–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization presented a $500,000 donation on Wednesday to the Moore Public Schools to build a 1,600-person storm shelter at a school in Moore. The BGCO, which has an ongoing involvement in the response and rebuilding after the May 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes, is designating the gift for Central Elementary School and Central Junior High School in Moore, both...

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Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting
Oct31

Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting

>> by Staff Sam Porter, Disaster Relief State Director for the BGCO, has traveled all over the world helping people and sharing the Gospel.  On Oct. 13, Porter was the keynote speaker at the Cherokee Strip Baptist Association Annual Meeting held at Ringwood, First. He spoke about the importance of Disaster Relief and how impressed he was with the Association’s mission vision.  He left right after his message to catch a flight to...

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