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Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon
Mar26

Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon

Eli and Freida Sheldon were honored at a reception March 14 at the Baptist Building. Freida recently completed 14 years of service with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) with her final position being Eli’s ministry assistant. Eli announced his retirement as BGCO historical secretary this year. For eight years, Eli served as BGCO historical secretary, working closely with the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission. Many...

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2017 ‘Indian Evangelism Conference’ energizes, equips for sharing the Good News
Mar24

2017 ‘Indian Evangelism Conference’ energizes, equips for sharing the Good News

Recent statistics show 93 percent—or thirteen out of every fourteen—Native Americans living in Oklahoma are unchurched. At the recent Oklahoma Indian Evangelism Conference (IEC), leaders were energized and equipped to share the Gospel among the uncharged in the state in order to reach the unchurched and lost. IEC, which is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and took place March 10-11 at Oklahoma City,...

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Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’
Mar23

Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…” (Luke 10:2) The Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) organized five meetings across different parts of the state in the last month. The meetings were called “Hidden Harvest: Reaching Oklahoma’s Unchurched.” The intention of the meetings were to bring awareness to Oklahoma Baptists of the urgent need for church planting. But this kind of church...

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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching
Mar19

Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching

The 2017 Priority of Preaching Conference featured four experienced expositors who had an impact on many pastors and church leaders across the state. On March 6-7, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, the annual pastoral training event included among its speaking line-up Vern Charette, pastor of Yukon, Trinity; Don Wilton, senior pastor of Spartanburg, S.C., First; Tony Merida, pastor of Raleigh, N.C., Imago Dei Church; and Albert...

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Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat
Mar16

Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat

Resolved: Live your Legacy is the theme for the 2017 Women’s Retreat of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), April 21-22. Women will be given the opportunity to grow in their walk with the Lord and leave a legacy at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, located near Davis. Keynote speakers Lina Abujamra, Annie Downs and Jen Wilkin are popular authors and have been favorite speakers at other events. “We are excited to...

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