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‘Pure and undefiled’: Oklahoma State Missions Offering highlights God’s work in foster care, adoption
Aug15

‘Pure and undefiled’: Oklahoma State Missions Offering highlights God’s work in foster care, adoption

As the Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) approaches, Oklahoma Baptists aren’t backing down when faced with challenges or uncharted territory. With money from the SMO, Oklahoma Baptists are equipped to do ministry that fills immediate needs in areas such as foster care or adoption. Brian and Traci Shafer, members of El Reno, First have five biological children as well as five adopted children. “There was a moment for...

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Del City, First Southern observes note burning
Aug08

Del City, First Southern observes note burning

DEL CITY—A celebration of being debt free happened Aug. 4, as Del City, First Southern observed a note burning ceremony at the conclusion of its Sunday morning worship service. Pastor Keith Burkhart participated in the note burning, along with Tom Elliff, former Del City, First Southern pastor and former president of the Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board. Burkhart made known in a video featured on Facebook that the church...

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Messenger Insight 342 – Embracing Brokenness As Opportunity for the Gospel
Aug06

Messenger Insight 342 – Embracing Brokenness As Opportunity for the Gospel

Hear how the upcoming Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering is advancing the Gospel in Oklahoma. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/08/05100136/Messenger-Insight-342-State-Missions-Offering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Messenger Insight 341 – Pray for Pastors
Aug01

Messenger Insight 341 – Pray for Pastors

Teron Gaddis highlights powerful ways that Christians can lift pastors up in prayer. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/08/01100300/Messenger-Insight-341-Dr.-Gaddis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Missions minded: Q&A exclusive with IMB President Paul Chitwood
Aug01

Missions minded: Q&A exclusive with IMB President Paul Chitwood

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from the transcript of a recent edition of Messenger Insight featuring Paul Chitwood who serves as International Mission Board (IMB) president. Q: We’re coming on the heels of an amazing Southern Baptist Convention when a missionary sending event for the IMB took place. In November, there will be an IMB missionary sending event coming right here to Oklahoma. Talk about why it was important that you...

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