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Spiritual development: A key Falls Creek emphasis
May13

Spiritual development: A key Falls Creek emphasis

Falls Creek is constantly expanding and changing its programming in order to address a broad array of student needs and issues.  With that in mind, every aspect of camp is developed with the objective of connecting, reaching and maturing students for Christ in a relevant and timely way. Though each afternoon at camp many students are occupied with volleyball, swimming, softball and the ropes course, still many others are free to...

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Men learn how to ‘live truth’ at Rewired
May10

Men learn how to ‘live truth’ at Rewired

DAVIS–Speakers offered applications of how to live or walk in the truth (3 John 3-4). Those who attended, approximately 2,600 men, heard life-changing stories and were inspired and encouraged through in-depth studies and quality fellowship. The Rewired Men’s Conference at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center was successful once again. Rewired also was the setting to announce role changes among leadership with the Men’s Ministry of...

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BGCO Women’s Retreat a ‘Home’ run
May03

BGCO Women’s Retreat a ‘Home’ run

DAVIS–In spite of rainy conditions, an attendance record-breaking 3,650 women gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center April 20-21 for the annual Women’s Retreat, hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Women spent two days filled with fellowship, powerful messages, Bible-studies and prayers in order to focus on reaching those within their city. The theme of the 2018 retreat was “Home”, drawing from...

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God magnified as Mangum, First revived
Apr30

God magnified as Mangum, First revived

MANGUM—It’s a story of God working through a newspaper man to help revive a church. Casey Paxton has been the owner of the Mangum Star-News since 1999. Though he has lived elsewhere, he has a deep passion for his hometown and for the people of Mangum, including the members of Mangum, First. His family were longtime members at Mangum, First, as his father led the music during worship services for 54 years. Paxton’s history with Mangum,...

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The ‘Heart’ of children’s ministry
Apr29

The ‘Heart’ of children’s ministry

BROKEN ARROW—Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these” (Matt. 19:14). Approximately 800 preschool and children leaders from six different states gathered April 13-14 at Broken Arrow, First, at the Heart of the Child Conference, to learn more about how to minister to children, which Jesus loves so dearly. The two-day event, which featured an all-star line-up...

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SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’
Apr26

SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’

DALLAS (BP)—“Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” will be the theme for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced. Evangelism is the urgency of the theme anchored in Acts 5:20, Gaines, pastor of Cordova, Tenn., Bellevue, told Baptist Press. “Fulfilling the Great Commission has always been at the heart of who Southern Baptists...

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