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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat
Mar16

Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat

Resolved: Live your Legacy is the theme for the 2017 Women’s Retreat of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), April 21-22. Women will be given the opportunity to grow in their walk with the Lord and leave a legacy at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, located near Davis. Keynote speakers Lina Abujamra, Annie Downs and Jen Wilkin are popular authors and have been favorite speakers at other events. “We are excited to...

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DR TEaM Center dream becoming reality
Mar13

DR TEaM Center dream becoming reality

Almost 44 years after the birth of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief (DR) ministry in 1973, DR Director Sam Porter’s dream of an all-encompassing training, equipping and mobilization (TEaM) center is nearing reality on a windy hill about eight miles southeast of Okarche. Porter, who became the BGCO’s DR director in 1998, expects the TEaM Center to be functional soon, thanks to a successful fund...

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Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions
Mar09

Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions

ADA—If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the “Bible Belt,” He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada, First, believed. Through a multi-day event in February called “Awaken Ada,” the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms. “Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla. last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it...

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DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together
Mar05

DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together

A weekend of multiple churches from the same community coming together to love the youth of their city is a special occasion. Disciple Now (DNOW) is a youth ministry event that has been impacting the lives of Oklahoma Baptist youth for many years. Since the beginning of the year, churches across Oklahoma have been teaming up to put on an event that will challenge students to boldly proclaim Christ, all the while knowing they are...

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Drug abuse & addiction: How the church can respond to Oklahoma’s growing problem
Mar02

Drug abuse & addiction: How the church can respond to Oklahoma’s growing problem

Oklahoma tops the nation’s list of states for prescription opioid drug abuse. A higher percentage (five percent of the population) of Oklahomans, age 12 and older, abuse prescription painkillers more than in any other state. “Addiction remains a priority public health concern in Oklahoma,” states Carrie Slatton-Hodges from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. “While the state has made efforts to...

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