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CP prayer focus: Travel takes Dilbeck to new strategy
Jan08

CP prayer focus: Travel takes Dilbeck to new strategy

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is a weekly excerpt of the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp. Grass doesn’t get much chance to grow under the wheels of Hance Dilbeck’s convention vehicle. Dilbeck has traveled about 35,000 Oklahoma miles a year since he began serving in March 2018 as the executive director-treasurer of Oklahoma Baptists. “I...

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‘Advance’ breakouts dive deep into evangelism & discipleship
Jan07

‘Advance’ breakouts dive deep into evangelism & discipleship

DEL CITY—Fresh on the heels of the launch of a new brand identity, the New Year will bring another new beginning for Oklahoma Baptists, as the annual State Evangelism Conference (SEC) will be relaunched with a new name and a new emphasis. On Jan. 27-28 at Del City, First Southern, Oklahoma Baptists will experience the SEC as the annual “Advance Conference.” The conference breakouts will feature a new format and will immerse conference...

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YEC brings ‘Clarity’ in 2020, Jan. 19-20
Jan07

YEC brings ‘Clarity’ in 2020, Jan. 19-20

DAVIS—Playing off the year being 2020, Oklahoma Baptists’ Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) has “Clarity” as its theme. YEC will meet again at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Jan. 19-20, and Oklahoma Baptist leadership envisions many students at the encampment near Davis. Brian Baldwin, student evangelism and missions ministry partner for Oklahoma Baptists, said 2,700 students have pre-registered for YEC. With the possibility of...

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Tragedy offers church planter ministry opportunities
Jan04

Tragedy offers church planter ministry opportunities

MIAMI, Fla. (BP)—Fire alarms began sounding in the three-story Le Club Apartments in South Miami on Wednesday night, Dec. 11, while church planter John Michael Gibson and his wife Brittany were settled in their second-floor apartment. We heard the alarms, walked outside and saw that the building was on fire, so we went back in and helped get everybody out,” said Gibson, who is planting Village Church in nearby Cutler Bay....

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New Year offers new start for Bible reading
Dec31

New Year offers new start for Bible reading

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—With the unfolding of a new year comes opportunities for new commitments, resolutions and goals. For many, these goals include dedications to Bible reading and, thus, specific Bible reading plans. But choosing a Bible reading plan can be intimidating, and some wonder why even bother being specific about the way in which the Bible is read? Are Bible reading plans even being followed? YouVersion, a popular Bible...

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Tisher cares for senior residents
Dec24

Tisher cares for senior residents

Cathy Tisher is a Mission Service Corps chaplain missionary through the North American Mission Board. For more than 16 years, she has led “Called to Care” ministry which ministers to residents and staff members of senior living communities in the Oklahoma City area. Tisher, posing right with a resident, completed her seventh Christmas of providing a Christmas store for residents. The Christmas store allows residents the opportunity to...

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