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Falls Creek focused to finish: Youth camp begins its 101st summer
Jun14

Falls Creek focused to finish: Youth camp begins its 101st summer

DAVIS—After weeks of preparation and prayer for the youth weeks of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, campers, staff and all involved in camp hit the ground running for the first week of camp June 4-8. /// Summer staff members share Christ Keith Burkhart, in his inaugural summer as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Conference Centers director, spoke about the preparation that goes into the eight, jam-packed weeks of...

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CrossTimbers takes to ‘The Road,’ helps campers on spiritual journey
Jun11

CrossTimbers takes to ‘The Road,’ helps campers on spiritual journey

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp has a focus of travel this summer. With “The Road” being the theme for CrossTimbers 2018, campers, grades 3rd-6th, will experience a unique excursion that involves not just any road but one that involves a popular Gospel presentation. “There’s a reason why we have a big gray jeep on the stage in the chapel,” said Charlie Gatton who begins his first summer as CrossTimbers program...

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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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Saying no: Opponents of SQ 788 ‘medical marijuana’ speak up ahead of June 26 vote
May30

Saying no: Opponents of SQ 788 ‘medical marijuana’ speak up ahead of June 26 vote

The 2018 Oklahoma primary election is set for June 26. Among the decisions Oklahoma voters will make include the gubernatorial primary, legislative primaries and one ballot measure—State Question 788, which would legalize so-called “medical marijuana” in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of several states voting upon marijuana legalization measures in 2018. Supporters of the measure, including William Jones of the “Vote Yes On 788 campaign”...

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Oklahoma Baptist University Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates
May21

Oklahoma Baptist University Confers Degrees Upon 288 Graduates

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 288 graduates during its 104th Spring Commencement Friday, May 18. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The graduating students took their symbolic final walk across the campus as OBU students when they filed into Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium for the 3 p.m. ceremony. The walk mirrored one of many of the graduates took during their...

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Hidden Harvest: Oklahoma’s unchurched population analyzed
May21

Hidden Harvest: Oklahoma’s unchurched population analyzed

Imagine: You are standing in line at the local shopping center. It’s the weekend. The store is packed with people waiting in line to check out. You look around and see people from all walks of life, ethnicities and ages. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the spiritual lives of the people all around you? Through our survey of Oklahomans, we found out the details about all those people you see in those lines with you. You can...

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