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‘Together’ again: 2014 Annual Meeting set for Nov 10-11 at OKC, Quail Springs
Sep02

‘Together’ again: 2014 Annual Meeting set for Nov 10-11 at OKC, Quail Springs

OKLAHOMA CITY—The 108th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is set for Nov. 10-11, 2014, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. According to BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan, the theme for the event is “Together 2014.” This theme “appropriately symbolizes the partnership we all have in Kingdom work.” A Pastors’ Conference and Missions Celebration will precede the...

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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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Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry
Aug29

Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry

NORMAN– Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have accepted a contract with the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for the purchase of the BGCO’s present University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) property, which is located at 435 West Boyd Street. The BCM property is adjacent to the Boyd House, the University President’s home in Norman, Okla., and was purchased at the sale price of...

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Elliff retires, IMB selects Platt as new president
Aug28

Elliff retires, IMB selects Platt as new president

>> by Staff & excerpts from Baptist Press reports ROCKVILLE, Va.—On August 27, the International Mission Board (IMB) trustees, meeting at the IMB International Learning Center in Virginia, announced the election of author and pastor David Platt to serve as the new IMB president. Platt, 36, who serves as pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., will take office effective...

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Giving and going
Aug25

Giving and going

The 2015 Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) has a goal of $1,135,000. This money will be distributed among 22 different vital ministries, including Oklahoma Disaster Relief, the Robert Haskins School of Leadership, Indian Falls Creek and ReConnect Sunday School. The theme again in 2015 is “We,” because together, “We are Oklahoma Missions.” This has been the theme for the past two years. The inspiration...

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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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