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Evangelistic experiences happening at BVC
Sep01

Evangelistic experiences happening at BVC

Bill Pierce, president of Baptist Village Communities (BVC), had a conversation with Chris Finley, BVC director of chaplain services, in 2014. One of the things they discussed was making a greater emphasis on evangelism at the eight Baptist Villages in Oklahoma. Finley then approached Mike Napier, personal evangelism specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, and in the last year, they began the process of asking all...

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SMO supports associational camps
Aug30

SMO supports associational camps

Surrounded by the Quartz Mountains near Altus sits Southwest Baptist Assembly (SBA). One of the videos promoting the 2016 State Missions Offering (SMO) pans across this hillside above the associational camp that is one of 11 such encampments that SMO supports. Stefan Valdez, student pastor at Sayre, First, shares in the video about attending an SBA camp for the first time when he was 9 or 10 years old. “I can remember a lot of that...

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Growing globally: GoStudents increases to six projects in five locations in 2016
Aug26

Growing globally: GoStudents increases to six projects in five locations in 2016

GoStudents is a strategy of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) that helps churches equip students with the task of sharing Jesus with unreached, unengaged people. In its brief history, GoStudents has been successful sending young people around the world, and this year, the number of project locations increased to five with six groups serving in these locations. With the leadership of trusted and experienced youth...

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SMO supports Haskins School students
Aug22

SMO supports Haskins School students

Djogan Huang is one of the church leaders of Norman, Southern Oklahoma Chinese. He shares in one of the videos promoting the 2016 Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) that, because of the busy schedules of the church leadership, it is hard for them to find the education and mentorship that is needed to effectively shepherd their flock. SMO supports the Robert Haskins School of Christian Ministry, which provides the proper education...

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SMO supports church planting
Aug16

SMO supports church planting

De Brown sits in an RV surrounded by Bibles and study commentaries. “All of my life I wanted to live a life of excitement and thrills,” said Brown. “And until you’ve gotten down on your knees with someone and have them close their eyes in darkness, pray the prayer, ‘Lord come into my life, be Lord of my life,’ and when they open their eyes to see that light behind their eyes for the first time to be shining, you’ll never know what...

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