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Bethany ‘bag ladies’ bless Oklahoma City homeless
May15

Bethany ‘bag ladies’ bless Oklahoma City homeless

BETHANY—It started with a magazine article that Eileen Atkins read about church members making mats out of plastic bags and giving them to the homeless. She thought this sounded like something the women in her church would enjoy doing, so she told them about it, thinking someone else would take charge of the group. To Atkin’s surprise, the women asked her when she was going to start this ministry. “I didn’t want to do it because my...

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Women’s Retreat inspires women to ‘Leave Your Legacy’
May04

Women’s Retreat inspires women to ‘Leave Your Legacy’

DAVIS—Nearly 2,800 women were encouraged to “Live Your Legacy” at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women’s Retreat. Women from around the country travelled to outside of Davis, to experience the Lord and hear from speakers including Lina Abujamra, Annie F. Downs, Jen Wilkin and Michael Jr. and worship with The MET Collective. The annual retreat at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers met in mid-April, the middle of...

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Trailers on a roll to evangelism block parties
Apr27

Trailers on a roll to evangelism block parties

On a stormy April afternoon at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Baptist Building, four Oklahoma Baptist associations received blessings on wheels for bright days of evangelism ahead. The BGCO Evangelism office presented Cherokee Strip Association, Johnston-Marshall Association, North Canadian Association and East Central Association with block party trailers, provided by funding through the Oklahoma State Missions...

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Falls Creek hosts young adults for spring retreat
Apr20

Falls Creek hosts young adults for spring retreat

DAVIS—The first weekend in April, 18-25-year-olds flocked to Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for Falls Creek Spring retreat. In 2017, the event’s third year, more than 800 students and young adults came with their friends, church groups and Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) groups for a weekend getaway to encounter the Lord. Spring Retreat is a weekend-long event, focused on college-age young adults and their walks with the...

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Centennial Reunion Choir leaving legacy through praise
Apr17

Centennial Reunion Choir leaving legacy through praise

Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center will celebrate its 100th year serving Oklahoma Baptists in 2017. As a part of the celebration experience, a choir of what is expected to be 500 members strong, will sing joyful songs unto the Lord this Sept. 3 at the Homecoming Service. Randy Lind, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) worship and music specialist said of the event and its significance, “For most people, depending on your...

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