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Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’
Dec05

Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’

BETHANY—On Tuesday, Nov. 19, vendors and shoppers alike filled the CUBE activity building on Bethany, Council Road’s campus. The “shopping with a purpose” event, The Gift Goes On, celebrated its 10th year. All proceeds from the event go directly toward financially assisting Christian families going through the process of adopting a child. The financial scholarships are distributed through the Karis Adoption Fund. One adoption can cost...

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Meet Oklahoma Baptists’ Church Relations Group
Dec05

Meet Oklahoma Baptists’ Church Relations Group

Oklahoma Baptists will see a new way convention leaders are helping churches through direct relations. During the Annual Meeting at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs on Nov. 12, James Swain introduced the Church Relations Group, which consists of Affinity Group Ministry partners and Regional Ministry partners. “A lot of the work of our group is going to be working to encourage and support pastors and their wives and their children,” said...

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Dec05

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Christmas/Advent season is in full bloom, BaptistMessenger.com is sharing this article series by Keith Getty to help readers learn more about the great carols that are being sung this time of year. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12, an article will be published each day. The Baptist Messenger hopes this series will enrich the holiday season for you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Dec...

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Immerse: Oklahoma Baptists’ Advance Conference (Jan. 27-28) to spotlight baptism
Dec05

Immerse: Oklahoma Baptists’ Advance Conference (Jan. 27-28) to spotlight baptism

DEL CITY—Oklahoma Baptists will gather on Jan. 27-28, 2020, for the Advance Conference (formerly known as the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference) at Del City, First Southern. The two-day event, which is free to attend and does not require registration, will feature a wide array of speakers, breakout sessions and more. “This (evangelism) conference has been a major part of Oklahoma Baptist life for many years,” said Alan Quigley,...

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Rite of passage: Christmas tree troubles
Dec04

Rite of passage: Christmas tree troubles

When we first had our kids, my wife wanted a real tree. I told her that wouldn’t be practical because the sap would run out of the tree and the floor would get sticky. She then reminded me that we had two sons, and everything in the house was already sticky. Once again, I had to say, “You are right, Babe.” It is a tradition in the Moore home that we put up our Christmas tree soon after we have eaten the last Thanksgiving leftover. I...

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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Dec04

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Christmas/Advent season is in full bloom, BaptistMessenger.com is sharing this article series by Keith Getty to help readers learn more about the great carols that are being sung this time of year. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12, an article will be published each day. The Baptist Messenger hopes this series will enrich the holiday season for you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Dec...

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