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Advance: 2019 BGCO Annual Meeting set for Nov. 11-12
Sep19

Advance: 2019 BGCO Annual Meeting set for Nov. 11-12

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is set for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11-12 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The two-day event, which marks the 113th annual meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, will be preceded by the Oklahoma Pastors’ Conference on Monday and will conclude with an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary sending event on Tuesday evening. Convention theme, highlights The theme...

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Powerful prayer: The power of student & parent prayer groups
Sep19

Powerful prayer: The power of student & parent prayer groups

In praying for students, revival history provides some encouraging lessons. The Second Great Awakening in America owed some of its beginning to students’ prayer groups. Though, at the time, college campuses were intensely anti-Christian. Small groups of students began to gather in prayer for a move of God. In some churches, godly pastors and parents were gathering to pray for spiritual awakening in their youth. Consequently, in the...

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LaVerne Brown, Oklahoma missionary to Sub-Saharan people, dies
Sep18

LaVerne Brown, Oklahoma missionary to Sub-Saharan people, dies

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—LaVerne Brown, an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary who shared the Gospel among Sub-Saharan African affinity peoples in Africa and Europe, died from cancer at age 48 on Sept. 12. Brown first went to West Africa in 2003 on a three-year assignment to teach missionary children but returned as a missionary in 2007 to work among a large unreached people group in rural West Africa. Her next stop: Europe, where...

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Rite of passage: Conversations with Cohen the Goodhearted
Sep18

Rite of passage: Conversations with Cohen the Goodhearted

I wonder sometimes what our conversations with God sound like from His side. Does He see our prayers as meaningful dialogue? Or do we come across as a child does to an adult? Cohen the Goodhearted, who is rapidly approaching 3 ½ years of age, is now is at the stage where we can understand 89-96 percent of what he says. He also has the desire to express his thoughts and feelings to anyone who will listen. When Cohen is talking to you,...

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A ‘Momentum’ of truth: College students gather to be encouraged in the Gospel
Sep17

A ‘Momentum’ of truth: College students gather to be encouraged in the Gospel

EDMOND—Edmond, Henderson Hills’ entrance hall resembled a combination of a college campus and a family reunion on Sep 6 as nearly 1,000 college-age young adults teemed into the building. They poured into the church from all over the state for Momentum, a Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Collegiate Ministry event. The event consisted of three segments, the first being a worship service. Oklahoma band Soul Society led...

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BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek toward ‘Gospel Advance’
Sep16

BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek toward ‘Gospel Advance’

DAVIS—From summer youth weeks to retreats to special events, God continually blesses activities that take place at Falls Creek. In early September, members of the board of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) gathered at Falls Creek for a business meeting and called on God to bless ministry efforts in Oklahoma and around the world. Board members met on Sept. 10 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, voting to approve a...

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