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Opportunity to Advance: Oklahoma Baptists set to gather Nov. 11-12 for Annual Meeting
Nov07

Opportunity to Advance: Oklahoma Baptists set to gather Nov. 11-12 for Annual Meeting

Oklahoma Baptists from across the state will gather Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11-12, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, for the 113th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). The following is a preview of the two-day event: Speakers, theme seek to ‘Advance the Gospel’ The 2019 Annual Meeting sermons will be delivered by the following: BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Hance Dilbeck, BGCO President Blake...

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Forts among 30 missionaries attending Oklahoma Baptists’ IMB Sending Celebration Nov. 12
Nov06

Forts among 30 missionaries attending Oklahoma Baptists’ IMB Sending Celebration Nov. 12

Gregg and Donna Fort are two of 30 missionary candidates who will participate in an International Mission Board (IMB) Sending Celebration at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12. The Forts also are among six of these appointees who have Oklahoma connections. Gregg recently served as pastor of Bartlesville, Southern. “We are excited,” Greggs said about the upcoming IMB Sending Celebration. “We are encouraging people to...

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Oklahoma Baptists participate in Dare 2 Share LIVE
Nov05

Oklahoma Baptists participate in Dare 2 Share LIVE

Dare 2 Share LIVE was a one-day evangelism training event on Oct. 12 that trained students to start a Gospel movement in their communities. The event was broadcasted live from Denver, Colo. to locations across the country. Three of those locations were in Oklahoma—McAlester, First; Mustang, First; and Tulsa, First. Across the country, thousands of teens were equipped to pray, serve others and share the Gospel—all at the exact same...

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What to do when ministry feels impossible
Nov05

What to do when ministry feels impossible

If you have served in ministry for very long, chances are likely that somewhere along the way you have felt helpless. First, if you’ve been there or are there today, you are not alone. I don’t know anyone who has survived in ministry for many years without feeling this way at some point. Unfortunately, I do know people who have felt this way and responded by running from their problems and away from the ministry. The bottom line is...

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Cherokee Association celebrates 150th anniversary
Nov04

Cherokee Association celebrates 150th anniversary

BRIGGS—The oldest Baptist association in Oklahoma observed its annual meeting for the 150th consecutive year on Oct. 11-12. The two-day meeting of Cherokee Association (CBA) featured worship services in both Cherokee and English languages, fellowship meals, recreation, traditional crafts and, of course, a lot of treasured memories. Speakers for the sesquicentennial celebration included moderator Anthony Ross, Salina, Emmanuel; Rufus...

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Deacon with Down syndrome follows God’s call
Oct31

Deacon with Down syndrome follows God’s call

As pastors, we love to lean on the adage of “He doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.” I’m reminded of 1 Pet. 5:10 “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” God’s calling is unique, but the one constant is we never know who and how he will call his servants. I had been praying that the...

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