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‘Caring Well’: Sex abuse ‘a Gospel issue,’ Greear says
Oct05

‘Caring Well’: Sex abuse ‘a Gospel issue,’ Greear says

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—The Gospel cannot be separated from how the church deals with sexual abuse, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders J.D. Greear and Russell Moore said Thursday, Oct. 3 on the first day of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) sixth annual national conference. Greear, SBC president, and Moore, ERLC president, spoke to a sellout audience of more than 1,650 registrants at the conference,...

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New church ‘Ascends’ in Woodward
Oct03

New church ‘Ascends’ in Woodward

WOODWARD—Sunday, Sept. 15 marked the raising up of a brand new church in Woodward with 312 people meeting under the banner, “This is Home.” Woodward, Ascent, led by Blake and Taylor Farley and a launch team of 58 people, celebrated the inaugural worship meetings of the church with two services and a full children’s ministry in the Woodward Events Center. Nine professions of faith in Christ were reported, and the new congregation had...

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Messenger Insight 347 – Missions & Living Sent
Sep30

Messenger Insight 347 – Missions & Living Sent

Hear about a free workshop on Oct. 3 that will help churches build a culture of sending people to go to the nations. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/09/30112644/Messenger-Insight-347-Live-Sent.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.9MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify |...

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2019 Pastors’ Conference challenges to ‘See the People’
Sep30

2019 Pastors’ Conference challenges to ‘See the People’

One of the most important events that we as Oklahoma Baptists have each year is the Oklahoma Pastors’ Conference.  When I was elected last year to serve as the president of this year’s pastors’ conference, I was humbled. The challenge was great, and my desire was to develop a conference that would not only be enjoyable but a conference that would inspire our pastors to think about those things that we are called to do as pastors. At...

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Floyd to missionaries: You were chosen for this moment
Sep26

Floyd to missionaries: You were chosen for this moment

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (BP)—The International Mission Board (IMB) celebrated the sending of 24 newly appointed international missionaries in a service at Swift Creek Baptist Church Sept. 25. IMB trustees voted to approve the candidates during a meeting near Richmond earlier in the day. Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, preached the message at the celebration, encouraging the new...

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Advance: 2019 BGCO Annual Meeting set for Nov. 11-12
Sep19

Advance: 2019 BGCO Annual Meeting set for Nov. 11-12

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is set for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11-12 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The two-day event, which marks the 113th annual meeting of Oklahoma Baptists, will be preceded by the Oklahoma Pastors’ Conference on Monday and will conclude with an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary sending event on Tuesday evening. Convention theme, highlights The theme...

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