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‘…And still there is room’
Mar24

‘…And still there is room’

I recently posted a baptism challenge to our Oklahoma Baptists youth ministry network. You may be aware, but in a recent report released by the North American Mission Board, youth baptisms since 1999 have declined in Southern Baptist churches by an average of 38 percent annually. Our Oklahoma numbers over that time tell a similar tale. Declining rates are not great news, but there exists an opportunity to change the direction of the...

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Regaining focus: Practicing disciple-making behaviors
Nov07

Regaining focus: Practicing disciple-making behaviors

“A disciple finds and teaches other disciples”—Bill Hull. There is a disconnect in the church. Somewhere along the way, believers have replaced, or at least short-changed, obedience to fulfill the mandate the Lord gave to the Church of making disciples. Believers talk of seeking to fulfill the Lord’s will but have accepted simple transmission of information over transformed living and advancing the Gospel. Recent Barna studies show...

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Students answering God’s call attend The Call Conference
Sep12

Students answering God’s call attend The Call Conference

SHAWNEE—“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me trustworthy, appointing me to His service” (1 Tim. 1:12). The Call Conference drew more than 300 students from Oklahoma and the surrounding region, Aug. 24, exploring the call of God on their lives to serve in the ministry of the Gospel. Meeting at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) for the ninth consecutive year, The Call equips students who have...

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Falls Creek: A city made for summer
May18

Falls Creek: A city made for summer

Falls Creek youth camps offer many activities for students and adults throughout the week. Each summer offers a number of new options, which adds to the already busy camp life. A full lineup of breakouts each week offers students and adults opportunities to grow in their spiritual life, as well as gain biblical understanding on hot cultural topics and life skills. More than 30 percent of registered campers attend a breakout each...

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More than just summer camp
May03

More than just summer camp

Falls Creek youth camp provides an opportunity for Gospel impact, extending from the heart of the individual to the ends of the earth on a daily basis. Many have stories of personal life change and challenge associated with Falls Creek youth camps. Many stories compare to Holden McCracken’s, student pastor at Duncan, Immanuel, who cited the ministry of Falls Creek has shaped him over the years “as a person and as a minister of the...

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