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Abundance of believers help make ‘Sophia Strong’
Feb20

Abundance of believers help make ‘Sophia Strong’

BETHANY—Jaimie Weihermueller was asked to describe how life has been since last November for her family, especially for her daughter Sophia. “In two words I could say it has been terrible and beautiful. That encompasses all of our feelings,” she responded. On Nov. 4 at 2 a.m., Jaimie’s son Philipp barged into his parents’ room, stressing that Sophia needed help. “She was writhing in bed and kind of screaming, saying ‘I need some...

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Jordan offers final address to BGCO Board
Feb12

Jordan offers final address to BGCO Board

Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), gave his final address to the BGCO Board of Directors, as Board members met Feb. 6 at the Baptist Building. “What do you say in your last address to the board, and what do you say after 22 years?” Jordan asked. “That’s almost a fifth of the history of Oklahoma Baptists. That’s pretty amazing. “First is ‘Thank you.’ I’ve come to conclude,...

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SEC declares ‘Urgency’ in sharing the Gospel
Feb08

SEC declares ‘Urgency’ in sharing the Gospel

The Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) emphasized “Urgency” while meeting at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, Jan. 29-30. Those in attendance heard many speakers share how “urgently” important it is to evangelize because “the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4). /// Senior Adult session: ‘Evangelism begins with the heart’ Junior Hill was the opening speaker during the Senior Adult Session on Monday morning. Speaking...

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OBU Men’s & Women’s BKB in closing stretch of season
Feb03

OBU Men’s & Women’s BKB in closing stretch of season

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) men’s and women’s basketball teams are now full-fledged NCAA Division II programs and eligible for post-season play. The Bison and Lady Bison squads are beginning the second half of their respective seasons, ranked in the middle of the Great American Conference (SAC) standings. OBU Women OBU Head Coach Kasi Bays said the Lady Bison started the season well in spite of losing some players to...

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Pastor says Beta Collective elevates Sunday School groups
Jan21

Pastor says Beta Collective elevates Sunday School groups

SKIATOOK—Heath Tucker, pastor of Skiatook, First, participated in the inaugural year of the Beta Collective, a program from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) ReConnect Sunday School initiative. What he discovered is an empowering development of his church’s Sunday School small groups program. “Going into 2017, we were sensing God leading us to spend some time to putting an emphasis on our small groups,” Tucker said...

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