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OKC, Northwest’s Spring Break sports camp serves city
Mar25

OKC, Northwest’s Spring Break sports camp serves city

Spring Break is a popular time for mission trips and service projects among church youth groups. For the past 19 years, Oklahoma City, Northwest, has taken the time off from school and served the children of the Oklahoma City area. Champs Camp is a popular destination for those not on the beach or in the mountains for Spring Break. One would quickly know why many chose to spend their Spring Break at Oklahoma City, Northwest after...

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DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together
Mar05

DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together

A weekend of multiple churches from the same community coming together to love the youth of their city is a special occasion. Disciple Now (DNOW) is a youth ministry event that has been impacting the lives of Oklahoma Baptist youth for many years. Since the beginning of the year, churches across Oklahoma have been teaming up to put on an event that will challenge students to boldly proclaim Christ, all the while knowing they are...

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SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach
Feb06

SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach

Three women that have served in Muslim countries were the guest speakers at the Women’s Session at the 2017 State Evangelism Conference. Kate McCord, Rockie Naser and Ruth (last name cannot be revealed for safety precautions) each spoke about their experiences with Islam and how it has impacted their lives and their work for the Kingdom. First to speak was Rockie Naser, a former Muslim and the women’s director at Broken Arrow, First....

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A cowboy gathering place
Feb05

A cowboy gathering place

NEWCASTLE—Those who drive southwest of Oklahoma City long enough find themselves in Newcastle, a rural city with a small-town feel. It also happens to be the home of Tri-City Cowboy Church. Since its first meeting last August, Tri-City has grown rapidly and continues to draw, with anywhere from 130 to 190 people attending. But what is a cowboy church? It’s simply a church founded with western cultural influences that takes a different...

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Q&A Focus: Faith & facts: 2017 SEC keynote speaker links apologetics, evangelism
Jan26

Q&A Focus: Faith & facts: 2017 SEC keynote speaker links apologetics, evangelism

Evangelism is at the core of every relationship with Christ. At the 2017 Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) on Jan. 30-31 at Del City, First Southern, those in attendance will hear from top evangelists and, in Frank Turek’s case, a world-renowned apologetics teacher. Turek is president of CrossExamined ministries, an award-winning author and a cultural commentator. The Baptist Messenger recently spoke with Turek, about what he...

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