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BGCT responds to churches affirming practicing homosexuals
Dec04

BGCT responds to churches affirming practicing homosexuals

DALLAS (BP)—In response to messenger actions at the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) annual meeting Nov. 15, convention leaders will ask the BGCT Executive Board to consider withdrawing fellowship from two churches that permit practicing homosexuals to be members. The congregations at issue are Austin, Texas, First and Dallas, Texas, Wilshire. Neither church cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention or the Southern...

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BGCO chaplaincy program celebrates 30 years
Dec01

BGCO chaplaincy program celebrates 30 years

While the development of chaplain ministry has its roots in ancient history—as spiritual leaders provided encouragement and compassionate care to people who were constantly in crisis—the word “chaplain” originated in fourth century France. A traditional story relates the compassion of St. Martin of Tour, who, on one cold and wet night, was so moved by compassion for a beggar, he shared his cloak with him. Upon St. Martin’s death, his...

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Church from nowhere growing, serving community
Nov28

Church from nowhere growing, serving community

PAWNEE—Masham Church in Cimarron Association doesn’t understand that it’s in the middle of nowhere and, in this day and age, is supposed to just exist. For the past year, since Johnny Wagner took over the pastorate, the little church that couldn’t, has. It has grown from 12 to more than 40 in Sunday School and from 20 to around 60-80 in worship. Wagner has baptized 12, with three more awaiting baptism. Young families are joining the...

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2016 Missions Celebration focuses on orphans and international missionaries
Nov22

2016 Missions Celebration focuses on orphans and international missionaries

Women’s and Missions Celebrations took place prior to the opening session of the 2016 Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Annual Meeting at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Baptists welcomed home those who have spent a great deal of their earthly lives on international mission fields at the Missionary Appreciation Dinner while the Women’s Ministry focused on orphans in our country and communities needing the Lord’s love in...

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Speakers focused on Jesus at Pastors’ Conference
Nov21

Speakers focused on Jesus at Pastors’ Conference

With the theme “Get Him Up,” the 2016 Pastors’ Conference elevated Jesus, as the seven speakers made an emphasis on Jesus being the focal point of their messages. Many attended the two sessions on Mon., Nov. 14, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Rusty McMullen, pastor of Sayre, First, led off the Pastors’ Conference, speaking from 2 Cor. 4:1-7 and sharing how he experienced a time of discouragement in his preaching ministry. He met...

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Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events
Nov17

Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events

DAVIS—In 2017, Falls Creek will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Plans to celebrate this milestone are in the works, including major events at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sept. 2-3, 2017. The Falls Creek 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, led by chairman Danny Ringer, Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association, has been meeting for months to plan various ways to recognize and celebrate Falls Creek’s...

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