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Falls Creek hosts parents of IMB missionaries
May17

Falls Creek hosts parents of IMB missionaries

DAVIS—Gathering under the theme “For the Sake of the Name,” approximately 180 parents of International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries met at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, May 3-5, for the National Retreat for Parents of IMB Workers. This is Falls Creek’s first time to host the bi-annual event. Amy Cordova, women’s missions and ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), explained that the...

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Singing Churchmen promo wins ‘Best promotional film’ at Christian Film Festival
Apr23

Singing Churchmen promo wins ‘Best promotional film’ at Christian Film Festival

SHAWNEE –A promotional film for the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma took home the Best Promotional Film award from the 2019 Christian Worldview Film Festival held in Franklin, Tennessee in March. The Christian Worldview Film Festival is held each year in Franklin, Tennessee and has over 1000 attendees. Awards include “Best Feature Film,” “Best Documentary Feature,” “Best Gospel Presentation,” and twelve other awards. The Singing...

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Congregation celebrates church planting legacy in Yukon
Mar22

Congregation celebrates church planting legacy in Yukon

YUKON—A church that was started by a network of more than twenty Oklahoma Baptist Churches recently celebrated ten years of being in their location at 11715 NW 10th Street, Yukon. The congregation called Yukon Church began as a cooperative effort of Baptist churches called the “Church Cluster Team” from Central and Grady Associations which came together to plant a new work in that city. The church gathered in their...

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Steps to church plant financial sustainability
Mar15

Steps to church plant financial sustainability

Planting a church is a difficult ministry calling. The commission of reaching unchurched people with the Gospel and discipling them to Christian maturity is difficult. Add to that the task of leading new believers to form a new, self-sustaining church within three years, it makes for a challenging job.  Oklahoma City, South Lakes church planter, Joey Dean, recently shared with the Messenger how his church was able to move from church...

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From church plant to sustainable church
Mar06

From church plant to sustainable church

In December 2006, Oklahoma City, Southwood voted to sell its property, located at SW 59th St. and Western Ave. Saddled with debt from a newly-constructed Falls Creek cabin (the first one with an elevator) the church saw the sale of their church property as an opportunity to become financially stable and to make a fresh start. Proceeds from the sale paid off the cabin at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, leaving the church debt...

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