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Greater meaning for Great Commission found in Canada
Dec10

Greater meaning for Great Commission found in Canada

David and Brenda Ross have taught a young adult Sunday School class at Broken Arrow, First for five years and, like many Southern Baptists, felt like they were fairly involved in their local church and in tune with the imperative set forth in Matt. 28:19 for believers to share the Gospel. However, David says their recent service as chaplains in Fort McMurray, Alberta really opened his eyes to the importance of the Great Commission....

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BGCO chaplaincy program celebrates 30 years
Dec01

BGCO chaplaincy program celebrates 30 years

While the development of chaplain ministry has its roots in ancient history—as spiritual leaders provided encouragement and compassionate care to people who were constantly in crisis—the word “chaplain” originated in fourth century France. A traditional story relates the compassion of St. Martin of Tour, who, on one cold and wet night, was so moved by compassion for a beggar, he shared his cloak with him. Upon St. Martin’s death, his...

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BGCO honors Williams with gift to OJPM
Nov07

BGCO honors Williams with gift to OJPM

Oklahoma Baptist chaplaincy program founder Joe Williams has been recognized for his significant and long-lasting contributions to the ministry he helped forge with a contribution in his name to the Oklahoma Jail and Prison Ministry. On Nov. 1, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and BGCO Chaplaincy Specialist Don Williams (No relation) met with Williams in his home in Choctaw...

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Bob Nigh: My Story
Oct13

Bob Nigh: My Story

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question every child is asked at least once, if not 100 times in his adolescence, if you will forgive the exaggeration. I’m sure I was no exception, although I don’t remember anyone specific posing the question to me as I grew up on the south side of Oklahoma City initially, and then later when we moved northwest. Being a typical red-blooded American boy, I harbored dreams of being a...

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EE ‘exploding’ across Oklahoma
Oct07

EE ‘exploding’ across Oklahoma

Mike Napier, personal evangelism specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, (BGCO) gets a sparkle in his eye whenever he talks about Evangelism Explosion (EE), a 54-year-old gospel-sharing tool that many may have thought had become passé over the years. Of course, anyone who meets Napier will attest to the fact that he gets excited about sharing his faith, no matter the setting, but he and EE trainer Lester Vogler...

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