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OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13
Dec16

OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 38 graduate students during the Winter Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Heath Thomas, president-elect of OBU and current dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, delivered the address. Graduates took their ceremonial final walk across campus as OBU students before filing...

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Messenger Insight 353 – Foster Care a ‘Gospel Issue’ for Oklahoma Baptists
Dec09

Messenger Insight 353 – Foster Care a ‘Gospel Issue’ for Oklahoma Baptists

Hear Pastor Charlie Blount and Amy Cordova talk about the ways Oklahoma Baptists are ministering through foster care. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/12/09134600/Messenger-Insight-353-Foster-Care.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (35.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify |...

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9 trends on Christmas Eve services
Dec03

9 trends on Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve is a few weeks away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve service, but we are seeing clear trends in how churches approach them. Every time we communicate something about these services, we get a lot of comments and questions. In that context, here is an update on nine clear trends we are seeing: It is growing in importance. Non-Christians are more likely to come to worship services on Christmas Eve than any...

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Faithful to serve: Oklahoma Baptist military vet posthumously inducted into Military Hall of Fame
Nov11

Faithful to serve: Oklahoma Baptist military vet posthumously inducted into Military Hall of Fame

ROFF—“He was faithful to Jesus. He was faithful to his country. He was faithful to our church family.” These are the words Mike Finley, retired pastor of Roff, First, said about Milton Wayne Johnson, who was recently inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. The mission of the Hall of Fame is “Honoring the men and women of Oklahoma who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, demonstrating...

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Messenger Insight 351 – Oklahoma Baptists Announce Petersen for Ministry Wives Role
Nov07

Messenger Insight 351 – Oklahoma Baptists Announce Petersen for Ministry Wives Role

Hear Amy Petersen and Amy Cordova talk about the powerful impact of ministry wives in the church. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/11/07073009/Messenger-Insight-351-Amy-Petersen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (39.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify |...

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Oklahoma Baptists hire Mark Dance for Church Relations Group role
Oct21

Oklahoma Baptists hire Mark Dance for Church Relations Group role

In October, leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced the hiring of Mark Dance as director of pastor development/regional ministry partner for east-central Oklahoma. Dance most recently served at LifeWay Christian Resources as director of pastors and is a noted writer and conference speaker. He has pastored numerous churches in Arkansas, Texas and Tennessee, and he holds a Doctorate of Ministry from the...

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