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Ten ways to involve women in church leadership (Part 1)
Jul30

Ten ways to involve women in church leadership (Part 1)

Much has been said in recent months about including women in church leadership. Boundaries, limitations and theological discussions surrounding this topic have left many a church leader confused or frustrated. For many women in the local church, the issue has raised questions like, “Are we valued in the church?” or “Does my voice matter?” I know I’ve personally benefited from pastors and church leaders who have affirmed my calling and...

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Messenger Insight 339 – Ministry Wives Appreciation Month
Jul25

Messenger Insight 339 – Ministry Wives Appreciation Month

Hear Amy Cordova talk about ways to bless ministry wives through an new emphasis in Oklahoma. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/07/25153016/Messenger-Insight-339-Ministry-Wives.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.4MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Adoptive mother, birth mother to provide son with life-giving support
Jul23

Adoptive mother, birth mother to provide son with life-giving support

WAYCROSS, Ga. (BP) — In 1968 a young woman stood in the parking lot of a mill, waiting for a young man to get off work. Their conversation quickly became emotional, heated even. She told him she was pregnant and the baby was his. He told her to get an abortion, saying he didn’t want anything to do with her or the baby. Already the mother of a 3-year-old son when she was 20, she was working nights for a local cloth...

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The time is now
Jul17

The time is now

Having attended the recent annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Alabama, I wanted to share several thoughts about some of the panel discussions which dealt with several key topics. The panel about Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention was an important conversation. If we would simply abide by the words we preach in our pulpits and exhibit a Christian lifestyle in our churches, we would not be in the situation we find...

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Technology innovations that enhance lives, courtesy of Baptist Village
Jul15

Technology innovations that enhance lives, courtesy of Baptist Village

Baptist Village Communities (BVC) is shaping the future of aging services. It is a contributing factor to BVC’s six decades of providing excellent services. The Bill and Susan Pierce Shaping the Future of Aging Services Fund gives Baptist Village Communities a considerable asset. This fund allows BVC to continue to purchase technology that enhances the lives of the residents BVC serves. The fund is named for Bill and Susan Pierce....

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Children respond to the Gospel at CrossTimbers Grand Lake
Jul13

Children respond to the Gospel at CrossTimbers Grand Lake

GROVE—When Heath Tucker, pastor of Skiatook, First, proclaimed the Gospel during session four of CrossTimbers Children’s Missions Adventure Camp at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly, he used the illustration of Jesus as the Living Water. “The Bible speaks of our spiritual thirst for God. ‘Jesus said, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to Me. Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will...

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