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Women’s Retreat inspires 5,000 to shine their light
Apr25

Women’s Retreat inspires 5,000 to shine their light

DAVIS—A record number of women attended the Oklahoma Women’s Retreat at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center April 12-13. Five thousand women from 412 churches filled the Falls Creek campgrounds as they were inspired to shine their light from speakers Rosaria Butterfield and Lysa TerKeurst. “My desire is to make retreat a place for all Oklahoma women to attend. We continue to make little strides to make this happen. For the second...

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Disaster Relief in Neb. sees recovery, salvations
Apr19

Disaster Relief in Neb. sees recovery, salvations

BELLEVUE, Neb.—After 250,000 people were displaced from their homes due to flooding in the Midwest, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) responded. Life Springs Church, a Southern Baptist church in Bellevue, Neb., hosted DR groups. Oklahoma Baptists sent incident management, assessors, chaplains, feeding, shower, laundry and mudout teams to aid in flood recovery in residential areas, as well as at Life Springs. One home where trained...

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Falls Creek Spring Retreat: College or not, campers equipped to be Christian thinkers
Apr18

Falls Creek Spring Retreat: College or not, campers equipped to be Christian thinkers

DAVIS—Over the weekend of April 5-7, nearly 800 18-24 year-olds were taught how to become ‘Christian Thinkers.’ Spring Retreat, now in its fifth year, has become a popular springtime destination for 18-24 year-olds, in college or not. Spring Retreat is designed to be a time of fellowship and learning for college students, those who work vocationally, international students and more. Mike Romero Band led the weekend in worship, and...

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Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs ‘rightful mourning’
Apr16

Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs ‘rightful mourning’

PARIS (BP) — A fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris — lamented in media reports as the marring of a historic French symbol — has deep theological significance some observers may have missed, say evangelical scholars of culture and art. “Notre Dame is the handiwork of those who self-identified as Christian, and it testifies to the essential Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe,” said Mark Coppenger, a...

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CrossTimbers opens new location at Grand Lake for summer 2019
Apr05

CrossTimbers opens new location at Grand Lake for summer 2019

GROVE—CrossTimbers Children’s Missions Adventure Camp has been a staple in Oklahoma Baptist children’s summers for nearly 11 years now. In 2013, campers flocked to the Davis location for the first time, and in 2019, campers will be able to attend CrossTimbers at Grand Lake as well. Northeast Association and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have partnered to make Grand Lake Baptist Assembly the northeast location of...

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