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Church planter candidates assessed for success
May31

Church planter candidates assessed for success

DEL CITY—Ensuring the success of new missional churches is a priority for the Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO).  Assessing potential church planters is a vital tool in the church planting strategy. The third Church Planting Assessment Center was held May 8 – 11 at Del City, First Southern. The Assessment Center provides feedback and evaluation toward the establishment of new missional churches...

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‘Passion Week Experience’ at Owasso, First set hearts to celebrate the Resurrection
Apr09

‘Passion Week Experience’ at Owasso, First set hearts to celebrate the Resurrection

OWASSO—Bringing to life the message “Jesus is alive!” was even more meaningful this year for members of Owasso, First. The church reached deep into the community with a “Passion Week Experience,” an interactive devotional journey designed to immerse people in the meaning of the cross and prepare them to celebrate the resurrection. On March 27-30, the free event connected more than 1,450 people with the most significant moment in...

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Oklahoma City, Trinity reaches out to the homeless
Jan14

Oklahoma City, Trinity reaches out to the homeless

One does not have to drive far in Oklahoma City to notice the city’s homeless population. People are wandering in search of food and shelter and posted at many major intersections seeking help. Oklahoma City, Trinity is committed to helping them. On a cold Sunday morning in December, Trinity members loaded donations of clothing and set out in search of an empty lot in the downtown area, where many of the homeless find a place to...

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Bixby, Evergreen partners with HIA to open 8th home
Jan02

Bixby, Evergreen partners with HIA to open 8th home

BIXBY—It truly does take a village to get a home ready, and to make it happen in 45 days is nothing short of a miracle. No one knows that more than Hope is Alive (HIA) Ministries and Bixby, Evergreen. In early October, HIA hosted a pastors’ lunch in Tulsa to discuss the addiction problem in Oklahoma and provide information about HIA’s Church Partnership Program. More than 30 churches were represented, and the response was encouraging....

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Ministry wives were edified at weekend event
Oct16

Ministry wives were edified at weekend event

EDMOND—“Ladies, if you want to get through the tough seasons, be assured of your call.” This was the message from one of the speakers at the 2017 Ministry Wives Weekend, Oct. 6-7. More than 200 ministers’ wives from 132 churches across the state gathered at Edmond, Henderson Hills. The theme of the weekend was based on Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the well-being of the city where I have sent you.” “As a ministry wife myself, I look forward to...

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