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Kingdom Education: Partnership between Christian school, church flourishes in Yukon
Apr30

Kingdom Education: Partnership between Christian school, church flourishes in Yukon

YUKON—Southern Baptists are well-known for emphasizing quality education through Sunday School. In one Southern Baptist congregation in northwest Oklahoma City, the church sees the powerful potential of a flourishing Monday-through-Friday school. Yukon, Surrey Hills has become a host site of King’s Gate, a fully-accredited Christian private school that was founded in 1977 with an emphasis on early childhood education. In recent years,...

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8 reasons why pastors need to serve in the nursery or preschool for a Sunday
Apr30

8 reasons why pastors need to serve in the nursery or preschool for a Sunday

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was previously featured on chucklawless.com. I’ve served as a pastor, and I fully understand our desire to preach every Sunday. Few of us want to give up our pulpit. At the same time, I think most of us don’t think much about taking a Sunday off to serve in the nursery or preschool department. I want to change that thinking. Here’s why: 1. It’s good for you to spend time with the little ones. They...

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Kentucky Pastor spearheads drug rehab center
Apr27

Kentucky Pastor spearheads drug rehab center

INEZ, Ky. (BP) — The Inez Motel may have once been a place where drugs were exchanged and even used regularly. Owners of the rundown motel sold the property, which is located in the middle of downtown Inez, Ky., a couple of years ago. But nobody else seemed like they wanted anything to do with it. The new owner wasn’t sure if anything good could ever come from it. Martin County is like many Kentucky counties in trying to...

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Messenger Insight 331 – The Transgender Moment & the Church
Apr19

Messenger Insight 331 – The Transgender Moment & the Church

Hear Ryan Smith talk about ways the Church can better engage our transgender neighbors with the Gospel. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/04/18141048/Messenger-Insight-331-Ryan-Smith.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (33.1MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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‘Hungry’ & ‘confused’ migrants aided by N.M. Baptists
Apr13

‘Hungry’ & ‘confused’ migrants aided by N.M. Baptists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) — At the request of municipal and federal agencies, faith-based organizations in Albuquerque, N.M., including the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, are helping to house and feed more than 400 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America. “This is a different kind of response for us,” said Ira Shelton, director of New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief (NMBDR). Jesus’ teaching on...

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CrossTimbers opens new location at Grand Lake for summer 2019
Apr05

CrossTimbers opens new location at Grand Lake for summer 2019

GROVE—CrossTimbers Children’s Missions Adventure Camp has been a staple in Oklahoma Baptist children’s summers for nearly 11 years now. In 2013, campers flocked to the Davis location for the first time, and in 2019, campers will be able to attend CrossTimbers at Grand Lake as well. Northeast Association and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have partnered to make Grand Lake Baptist Assembly the northeast location of...

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