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Connecting to Christ: ReConnect initiative helping churches make disciples
Nov10

Connecting to Christ: ReConnect initiative helping churches make disciples

Churches today have so many choices available to them. But Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Sunday School/Adult Discipleship Specialist Bob Mayfield believes the foundational strategy of the local church is still connecting people to Jesus, His Truth, His community, and His mission through a small group strategy. “The church’s mission given by Jesus Christ is to make disciples. Until Christ returns, the Great...

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Religious persecution becoming ‘scary’
Nov10

Religious persecution becoming ‘scary’

As a person intimately familiar with the issue of religious persecution, Door of Hope International President Paul H. Popov—referring to recent incidents in Houston and Idaho—said, “It is scary for me. I am, for the first time in the United States, being a little scared about where things are going.” A Bulgarian native, Popov was in Oklahoma City recently working with local blogger/producer Chris Forbes in the initial...

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Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Larry Nigh
Nov10

Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Larry Nigh

• Name: Larry Nigh • Position: Senior Pastor of Ponca City, Northeast since December 1984. Nigh previously served as pastor of Gage, First; Norman, Alameda, and as associate pastor/minister of youth at Oklahoma City, Mayfair. • Family: Nigh and his wife, Saundra (Sandy) were married in 1973, and have two children, Julie and Jason, who are both married. They have six grandchildren, who Larry describes as “the best thing to ever...

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston
Nov03

‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston

  HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out for the church to repent for its retreat from the public square and its role as the public conscience. Part revival meeting, part civics lesson, the “I Stand Sunday” rally...

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ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality
Nov03

ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference made an emphasis on two major topics that are affecting today’s culture and concerning churches—the state of marriage and the awareness of homosexuality. More than 1,300 attendees came to the Opryland Conference Center, Oct. 27-29, to hear Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders, ethics specialists and legal experts address the event’s title...

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BGCO Annual Meeting
Nov03

BGCO Annual Meeting

The 108th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will be held Nov. 10-11 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. /// THEME The theme for the event is “Together 2014.” This theme showcases the partnership Oklahomans have in Kingdom work. /// SPEAKERS Speakers include Nick Garland, BGCO president and senior pastor, Broken Arrow, First; Jeremy Freeman, senior pastor, Newcastle, First; Jason Allen,...

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