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Hidden Harvest Helps: Reaching different people groups
Dec03

Hidden Harvest Helps: Reaching different people groups

Anthony Jordan emphasized the importance of churches connecting with the people who live in their area in his Annual Meeting address, Nov. 13, as the executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). He specifically addressed the concern of churches located in transitional neighborhoods. “Many of our churches in transitional neighborhoods are dying because they are unwilling to transition,” he said....

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A call to disciple: On Nov. 13-14, Messengers meet, honor Anthony Jordan, hear of Tulakogee camp acquisition
Nov16

A call to disciple: On Nov. 13-14, Messengers meet, honor Anthony Jordan, hear of Tulakogee camp acquisition

Oklahoma City, Quail Springs hosted the 111th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention (BGCO) for the second consecutive year, Nov. 13-14. The meeting registered 682 messengers from BGCO churches across the state, as well as many more guests in attendance. All who attended experienced encouraging ministry reports, worship through song, as well as announcement of new ministry opportunities and the occasion to hear BGCO...

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Fun fall festivities flourish at Falls Creek & CrossTimbers
Oct30

Fun fall festivities flourish at Falls Creek & CrossTimbers

DAVIS—Fall has begun and allowed opportunities for many to enjoy what the Conference Centers of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) can offer. Though many are familiar with the summer camps that happen at Falls Creek and CrossTimbers, both locations have been busy this time of year as well. “Between Labor Day and Christmas, Falls Creek and CrossTimbers have 24 events scheduled, combined,” said Jason Langley, director of...

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Pardoned to proclaim: Jones serves at Sand Springs church after 23 years in prison
Oct26

Pardoned to proclaim: Jones serves at Sand Springs church after 23 years in prison

He was sentenced to life for second degree murder when he was 15 years old. Now, after serving 23 years in prison, Jason Jones is starting a new role as community outreach pastor at Sand Springs, Church That Matters. When Pastor Rusty Gunn was asked how Jones is able to be on his staff, he answered, “That’s how God works!” “How many churches can say they have an ex-murderer on their staff?” Gunn asked rhetorically. “I say...

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Broussard brings boldness as Christian sports reporter
Oct21

Broussard brings boldness as Christian sports reporter

In 2013, Chris Broussard made news when he appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” to discuss the news of former NBA player Jason Collins, who admitted in a Sports Illustrated article that he is openly gay. Broussard, who was an NBA reporter for ESPN, made bold remarks on the show. “I’m a Christian,” he said. “I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is...

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