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Connect>1 takes it to the road: Evangelism campaign seen around the state and beyond
Sep23

Connect>1 takes it to the road: Evangelism campaign seen around the state and beyond

All year long, Oklahoma Baptists have been exposed to the Connect>1 Evangelism Campaign. This summer, Bob Mayfield, Sunday School and adult discipleship specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), led 16 Connect>1 clinics across the state, al read...

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OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team
Sep18

OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team

How can a church impact its community? How about adopting a high school football team? Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills is investing in the players of the Putnam City High School football team, as families “adopt” players by going to the Pirates’ home games and cheering them on. This idea happened as Pastor Mike Keahbone was looking for ways Cherokee Hills could have a community presence. “We started praying for God to open doors,” said...

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Fort Gibson, First impacts Bacone College football team
Sep12

Fort Gibson, First impacts Bacone College football team

Bacone College (BC) is a small college with a strong Native American heritage. The football team competes at the NAIA level, and doesn’t get much recognition beyond Muskogee where the campus was founded in 1880. But for Steve and Sharon Dixon and other members of Fort Gibson, First, they have invested themselves in the lives of the players for the last six years, as well as with other students, and God has blessed this relationship...

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Committed to ‘The Call’: Future ministry leaders gain guidance for their call to serve Christ
Sep09

Committed to ‘The Call’: Future ministry leaders gain guidance for their call to serve Christ

SHAWNEE—What is supposed to happen when a person answers God’s call to serve? For many Oklahoma students who surrendered to the call of ministry, they have the opportunity to attend The Call Conference, which happened Aug. 27 at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), to understand what their call may look like. More than 450 people attended the one-day event. “The Call Conference is specifically designed to help kids process what area of...

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Falls Creek hosts 3 new fall retreats
Sep06

Falls Creek hosts 3 new fall retreats

New events are happening this fall at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, near Davis. Three retreats are scheduled in September and October that would appeal to families, married couples and senior adults. All three events have been planned under the direction of Keith Burkhart, men’s and family ministry specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The Family Vision Retreat is scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 1 with family-fun...

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