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‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week
Aug21

‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week

DAVIS—J.D. Greear has experience preaching to college students. The church he pastors in Durham, N.C. has a reputation of drawing many collegians from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Therefore, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention is a natural fit to speak at Collegiate Week, which Greear did Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. This was the second consecutive year, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center hosted Collegiate...

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Unique partnership helps churches support foster communities
Aug16

Unique partnership helps churches support foster communities

Eight thousand—this is the current number of children in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Eight thousand children, who at no fault of their own, have been removed from their home and need a place of safety and stability. DHS is in desperate need of families to place these out-of-home children. While this is a daunting number in our state, Oklahoma Baptists are partnering together to step up to meet this...

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‘Pure and undefiled’: Oklahoma State Missions Offering highlights God’s work in foster care, adoption
Aug15

‘Pure and undefiled’: Oklahoma State Missions Offering highlights God’s work in foster care, adoption

As the Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) approaches, Oklahoma Baptists aren’t backing down when faced with challenges or uncharted territory. With money from the SMO, Oklahoma Baptists are equipped to do ministry that fills immediate needs in areas such as foster care or adoption. Brian and Traci Shafer, members of El Reno, First have five biological children as well as five adopted children. “There was a moment for...

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Seeing the results of giving to SMO
Aug14

Seeing the results of giving to SMO

Recently, I attended CrossTimbers with my daughter who just finished 3rd grade. We were excited to arrive to camp! After unloading our luggage and claiming a bunk bed in the dorms, we hiked up to the cafeteria for lunch. Setting down our lunch trays, we started a conversation with two campers across the table. Through the conversation, I learned how one of the camper’s father had been in prison most of her life. She was new to church,...

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CrossTimbers expands, continues sharing Gospel with kids
Aug13

CrossTimbers expands, continues sharing Gospel with kids

DAVIS—Children, 3rd-6th grade, experienced multiple opportunities to hear the Gospel presented as well as multiple opportunities to learn about missions, while they were attending CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp this summer. CrossTimbers recorded a total of 5,033 in camp attendance, including 11 sessions at the camp near Davis and four sessions at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly (GLBA) near Grove. A total of 1,161 spiritual...

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2019 IFC makes ‘eternal impact’
Aug12

2019 IFC makes ‘eternal impact’

DAVIS—Falls Creek Baptist Indian Assembly—or “Indian Falls Creek” (IFC) as it is often called—has become one of the most uniquely impactful events in the country, since the annual family camp gathering was established in Oklahoma in 1947. The 2019 IFC, which took place July 28-August 1 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, was as impactful as ever, with more than 2,600 campers attending, who represented more than 25 tribes and...

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