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Going & Growing: Ponca City, Longwood
Jan29

Going & Growing: Ponca City, Longwood

PONCA CITY—Donnie Hazlewood grew up in Ponca City. His early impression of Ponca City, Longwood: “It was the church that was a little outside of town I thought nobody went to.” Now he has a different perspective. “God is doing something remarkable through Longwood Church in Ponca City,” said Hazlewood. This is something that has been repeated over and over again by members of Ponca City, Longwood.  Founded in 1896, the church is...

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OBCC debuts VBS musical
Jan29

OBCC debuts VBS musical

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Chorus (OBCC) performed the AgencyD3 2014 LifeWay musical for Vacation Bible School (VBS) leaders at Fort Worth, Travis Avenue Jan. 17. The special concert capped the second of five two-day VBS Preview Events sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, which provided an overview and training for leaders who will be using LifeWay’s VBS materials this...

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40 Years of Disaster Relief
Nov14

40 Years of Disaster Relief

In November of 2013, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. We sat down with Laddie Adams (former Brotherhood Director for the BGCO) and Sam Porter (current Disaster Relief Director for the BGCO) and had them take us through the last 40 years. This is the story. Notated archival footage licensed through NBC Universal Archives. Disaster Relief...

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ReConnect moves Sunday School from classroom to ‘living room’
Sep18

ReConnect moves Sunday School from classroom to ‘living room’

>> by Tim Gentry, BGCO Evangelism Specialist Oklahoma Baptist’s new ReConnect Sunday School initiative moves Sunday School from the classroom to the living room. This transformation can happen in your church house and possibly in every house in your community. Sunday School is most effective when people discover a personal relationship with God and with each other. The group needs to feel like a living room and not a classroom....

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Tulsa gets a ‘New Beginning’
Aug27

Tulsa gets a ‘New Beginning’

TULSA—Although K.J. Jackson was born, raised, educated and employed in California, it was pretty obvious God had a work for him to do in Oklahoma—and connections to bring him here. After graduating from the University of San Diego, where he met his wife, who was from Tulsa, Jackson and Kimberly settled in San Luis Obispo, where Jackson was employed in sales and marketing and was bivocational children/family pastor at First Church...

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MKs prepare for college during re-entry retreat at Falls Creek
Aug20

MKs prepare for college during re-entry retreat at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Some 75 members of an unusual “family” gathered for a reunion of sorts Aug. 6-9 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, although most of them had never met one another. Missionary kids (MKs) returning to the United States to attend college gathered at this camp in the Arbuckle Mountains—most of them wide-eyed and nervous at first; a few anxious to renew acquaintances with old friends—to attend the MK Re-Entry Retreat. The...

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