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Summer staff makes CrossTimbers special
Aug17

Summer staff makes CrossTimbers special

DAVIS—Over the course of three months, 10 four-day sessions and one five-day pre-teen camp, CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp served 4,491 registered campers who represented 125 churches this summer. CrossTimbers experienced 511 spiritual decisions made by campers, including 295 professions of faith in Christ. James Swain, Equipping Team leader for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), was pleased with all...

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2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope
Aug14

2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope

DAVIS—More than 3,000 people gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on July 30-Aug. 3 for the 2017 Indian Falls Creek (IFC) camp, which was called “an amazing week for everyone who attended” by Victor Cope, executive director of the IFC board. “IFC 2017 was the most publicized camp ever because email, IFC Facebook Page, Indian Falls Creek website, live streaming and a video showing what our camp is all about. Indian Falls...

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Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless
Aug07

Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless

TULSA—A church that started with no home now offers a home and hope to people of all backgrounds, economic statuses and life situations. Tulsa, Hope Church is just off of 49th street in Tulsa, not far from downtown, where the pastor at Hope, Earl Krumsiek, first started worshiping with the homeless people of Tulsa. “We always say here at Hope, we love people where they are, we don’t leave them where they are,” said Krumsiek. The...

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Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek
Aug05

Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek

When some find a cause that they feel passionate about, they might buy a t-shirt or post about it on a social media site, both worthy courses of action. However, not many people can say they were so passionate about at-risk senior adults they are willing to bike across the country. But Alisa Duncan can. Previously, Duncan has ridden her bicycle from the seminary where she serves as a Baptist missionary in Guerrero, Mexico to Oklahoma...

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Bethany, First & Shawnee, Immanuel host foster VBS
Aug03

Bethany, First & Shawnee, Immanuel host foster VBS

Our communities are filled with children in foster care who are in need of loving families to stand in the gap and become the bridge that either reunites them with their biological homes, or transitions them to a new forever home.  Thankfully, many have opened their homes and their hearts to help. More are needed. It isn’t an easy job. It goes beyond the natural heart to love these kids through the things they have and will continue...

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Mission: Oklahoma: State Missions Offering positioning Baptists to reach the state
Aug03

Mission: Oklahoma: State Missions Offering positioning Baptists to reach the state

Thousands of Oklahoma Baptists will soon take part in the 2017 Oklahoma State Missions Offering. The annual offering, promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), is focused on one goal—advancing the Gospel in the state. The Oklahoma State Missions Offering theme is “Mission: Oklahoma.” BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan believes this theme shows how Oklahoma Baptists can accomplish the mission to...

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