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Disciple! BGCO Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-14, to focus on discipleship, evangelism
Oct12

Disciple! BGCO Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-14, to focus on discipleship, evangelism

The theme for the 2017 BGCO Annual Meeting is “Disciple!” based on Matt. 28:19-20, in which Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” A sermon will be delivered on Monday evening by BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer...

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Conventional Thinking: Pay it upward
Oct06

Conventional Thinking: Pay it upward

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Gal. 6:10). Our church family has been a real blessing to my family during good times and bad. Some time ago, when we were facing a family medical crisis, our Sunday School class mowed our lawn for weeks on end, for which we were so grateful. One of the teen boys who helped mow innocently asked his dad, “Dad,...

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Conventional Thinking: Campus calling
Sep29

Conventional Thinking: Campus calling

Students in college today face tremendous pressures. These include sexual temptation, loneliness, accumulating college debt, academic stress, disconnect with their family, technology and information overload, as well as increasing hostility toward the Christian faith. Regarding this last issue, consider the example of Professor Bart Ehrman, a religion professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman is a...

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Altus shows neighborly love: Three churches unite for revival, outreach
Sep28

Altus shows neighborly love: Three churches unite for revival, outreach

ALTUS—If the events of August were any indication, the Gospel message of Jesus is on the advance in Jackson County, Oklahoma. Three area Southern Baptist churches—Altus, Friendship; Altus, Martha Road; and Blair, First—combined for a series of revival events, community outreach and evangelism efforts that yielded much fruit. Called “Love My Neighbor 2017,” God gave the idea first to Kevin Baker, pastor of Altus, Martha Road. “It was...

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Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge
Sep25

Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge

NORMAN—The public announcement of a major gift to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) capital campaign was so significant, it was met with responses ranging from “Hallelujah!” to “Boomer Sooner!” The $4.2 million gift toward the OU BCM capital campaign was announced on Sept. 14, to hundreds of OU BSU/BCM alumni and supporters gathered for a celebration dinner at the Oklahoma City Civic Center’s...

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