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Falls Creek: Uncommon

DAVIS—There are a myriad of Christian summer camps for youth. Each has its own unique qualities, facilities, activities and programming. But no other camp is quite as unique as Falls Creek. Falls Creek hosts more than 5,000 students and leaders a week—and in eight weeks of camp will total more than 50,000 visitors, making it one of the largest youth camps in the world. The camp provides access to missionaries, global mission...

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Rite of Passage Parenting: Worldview

Not long ago, I spent two days teaching a course called “Understanding Worldview” to my son Jeremiah’s high school classes. In my line of work, I have to explain this concept to students who travel across the globe as missionaries. Your worldview is your perspective—the way you see the world. Everything you believe and do comes from your worldview. Years ago when I was in China, I attended a banquet with some of that country’s top...

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Church planters urged to color ‘outside the box’

MOORE—With the theme “Coloring Outside the Box,” church planters from across the state were urged to be different, to walk passionately with God and realize God is doing things they can’t see, as they gathered at Moore, First March 25-26 for the annual Church Planting Conference. KJ Jackson told the group four years ago, he was sitting where they were, not wanting to plant a church. Yet just a few years later, he is pastor of a...

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Elliff elected unanimously to lead International Mission Board

by Erich Bridges DALLAS (BP)—By a unanimous vote, Thomas (Tom) D. Elliff was elected International Mission Board president March 16 by IMB trustees meeting in Dallas. Elliff, 67, former pastor of Tulsa, Eastwood and Del City, First Southern, Southern Baptist Convention leader and former missionary, will lead one of the largest evangelical missions agencies in an era of rapid change at home and around the globe. The greatest mission...

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Human trafficking: ‘Run with it’

The following is the third article in a series on the issue of Human Trafficking in Oklahoma. This week, Inola, First, is featured as a church that is taking action to reach out to women who have been enslaved in prostitution. While prostitution doesn’t always constitute human trafficking, most women involved in this crime are caught in situations that lead to years of bondage and abuse. by Teresa Brady Recently while traveling home...

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