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Clements, Mission OKC, offer food & hope
Aug23

Clements, Mission OKC, offer food & hope

Roughly 20 percent of the population in Oklahoma is affected by food insecurity. What does that mean? “Food insecurity” is a term used to describe a situation in which a person does not know from where their next meal will come. Through the Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) Hunger Fund, however, churches like Oklahoma City, Mission OKC are doing their best to change that number, one meal at a time. Chad Clement,...

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Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers
Aug20

Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers

As we move into a new school year, it has never been more crucial to bathe students and teachers in powerful biblical prayer. Several years ago, a speaker at a Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma staff day shared something that made an indelible impression on us all.  He showed part of a movie where American troops were in the steel flat boats approaching the shores at Normandy Beach. As the ship doors dropped down, many young...

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Summer staff makes CrossTimbers special
Aug17

Summer staff makes CrossTimbers special

DAVIS—Over the course of three months, 10 four-day sessions and one five-day pre-teen camp, CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp served 4,491 registered campers who represented 125 churches this summer. CrossTimbers experienced 511 spiritual decisions made by campers, including 295 professions of faith in Christ. James Swain, Equipping Team leader for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), was pleased with all...

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2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope
Aug14

2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope

DAVIS—More than 3,000 people gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on July 30-Aug. 3 for the 2017 Indian Falls Creek (IFC) camp, which was called “an amazing week for everyone who attended” by Victor Cope, executive director of the IFC board. “IFC 2017 was the most publicized camp ever because email, IFC Facebook Page, Indian Falls Creek website, live streaming and a video showing what our camp is all about. Indian Falls...

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Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless
Aug07

Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless

TULSA—A church that started with no home now offers a home and hope to people of all backgrounds, economic statuses and life situations. Tulsa, Hope Church is just off of 49th street in Tulsa, not far from downtown, where the pastor at Hope, Earl Krumsiek, first started worshiping with the homeless people of Tulsa. “We always say here at Hope, we love people where they are, we don’t leave them where they are,” said Krumsiek. The...

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Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek
Aug05

Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek

When some find a cause that they feel passionate about, they might buy a t-shirt or post about it on a social media site, both worthy courses of action. However, not many people can say they were so passionate about at-risk senior adults they are willing to bike across the country. But Alisa Duncan can. Previously, Duncan has ridden her bicycle from the seminary where she serves as a Baptist missionary in Guerrero, Mexico to Oklahoma...

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