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PROCLAIM! coming Aug. 10 to Oklahoma City, Southern Hills
Jul07

PROCLAIM! coming Aug. 10 to Oklahoma City, Southern Hills

Frank Page, president of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Lavon Gray, minister of music at Jackson, Miss., First, headline PROCLAIM! 2015—“Hungry for Worship,” Mon., Aug. 10, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. PROCLAIM! is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Worship and Music Ministries and  Pastoral Leadership offices. “Worship is a part of every Believer and part of church...

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Gay weddings: who must perform them?
Jun27

Gay weddings: who must perform them?

WASHINGTON (BP) — Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court’s mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings. Some legal experts say government officials charged with performing weddings could lose their jobs for refusing to marry gay couples. But others believe both ministers and government officials likely will have freedom not to...

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ERLC President Russell Moore Announces Evangelical Statement on Marriage
Jun26

ERLC President Russell Moore Announces Evangelical Statement on Marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2015—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, assembled a broad coalition of evangelical leaders to oppose the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in a joint statement. The statement, titled, “Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage,” begins with a rebuke of the Court’s decision: “As evangelical Christians,...

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Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans
Jun16

Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Emerson Falls, Native American specialist for Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, made it clear in the annual meeting for the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FoNAC) what is needed to reach Native Americans for Christ. From the beginning to the end of the meeting, Falls, who is serving as FoNAC president, stressed that churches are needed. “We have a tremendous challenge in Native American work,” said Falls...

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Oklahoma Baptists Enhance Training to Enlarge Response to Widespread Flooding
May26

Oklahoma Baptists Enhance Training to Enlarge Response to Widespread Flooding

NORMAN–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wed., May 27-Fri., May 29 in several locations across the state “to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold,” said Sam Porter, BGCO Disaster Relief Director. The classes will be conducted in Bixby, Durant, Elk City, Lawton, Norman...

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Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response
May25

Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response

After massive flooding, which affected dozens of counties across Oklahoma with home damage and roads and bridges damage, Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that the relief organization is enacting major plans toward flood recovery. Here are some of the ways Oklahoma Baptists will be involved in flood relief and recovery. Feeding Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief will...

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