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Conventional Thinking: 4,723 babies
Oct26

Conventional Thinking: 4,723 babies

While the United States continues to have one of the highest abortion rates in the industrialized world, the abortion rate in individual states has been falling across the map. In 2017, however, there was one state with a noticeable and tragic increase in its abortion rate. That state is Oklahoma. To be specific, there was a 10 percent increase in the abortion rate from prior year. But let’s put it in real terms. There were 4,723...

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Q&A Focus – Foster care & the Church: Ministry opportunity knocks at Baptists’ door
Oct25

Q&A Focus – Foster care & the Church: Ministry opportunity knocks at Baptists’ door

  The Baptist Messenger recently interviewed Teri Blanton, foster care coordinator for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), and Amy Cordova, women’s missions and ministry specialist of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), about the Oklahoma’s foster care crisis, discussing how churches can meet the need with the Gospel. Baptist Messenger: In thinking about foster care, can you talk about the One Such Child...

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Langston BCM has new look, drawing interest
Oct22

Langston BCM has new look, drawing interest

  LANGSTON—Major improvements at the Langston University Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) building have stirred up excitement around the college campus and in the nearby community. Since July, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) trained and equipped volunteers and other ministry leaders spent countless hours giving the BCM building a major makeover. Denny Freeman, collegiate ministries facilities specialist for the Baptist General...

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Leading with love: Baptists making foster care impact
Oct18

Leading with love: Baptists making foster care impact

  The Baptist Messenger recently interviewed Greg McNeece, president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) and Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), about growing ministry opportunities related to foster care. On Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Edmond, First, the BGCO and OBHC will present a special event, “The Gospel, the Church & Foster Care: An Equipping Conference.”...

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Messenger Insight 320 – Foster Care & Oklahoma
Oct17

Messenger Insight 320 – Foster Care & Oklahoma

Hear about the urgent need for churches and individuals to help in foster care. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/10/17091444/Messenger-Insight-320-Amy-Cordova-Teri-Blanton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.8MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | More...

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Encourage: What giving is
Oct17

Encourage: What giving is

Everywhere I traveled this fall across Oklahoma, in churches big and small, I have discovered Oklahoma Baptists faithfully giving to the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering. I saw posters tacked on the bulletin boards, inserts tucked into worship folders and envelopes in the pews. I heard Women’s Missionary Union leaders challenging the church to give, pastors taking up the offering and promotional videos playing to explain the work...

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