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Partnership missions:  Haskins School offers new classes Spring 2017
Jan11

Partnership missions: Haskins School offers new classes Spring 2017

The Robert Haskins School of Christian Ministry is offering a new schedule of contextualized ministry training classes for the spring 2017 semester, bringing the total classes offered through the school from 18 to 51 total semester hours of instruction. Enrollment in the Haskins School starts January 16th and is open to any Oklahoma Baptist with a calling to ministry. There is no application fee. Classes cost $125 per 14 week...

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Five things to expect at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference Jan. 30-31
Jan09

Five things to expect at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference Jan. 30-31

The Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC), Jan. 30-31, is always an exciting event for Oklahoma Baptists. This year’s SEC is designed to equip, encourage and inspire pastors and church members to share the Gospel with others. Along with this important designation, there are many reasons for Oklahoma Baptists to attend this year’s SEC, but here are five of the most significant factors to expect. 1. Breakout sessions. This year’s...

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Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community
Jan07

Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community

EDMOND—It’s the New Year. Many people make all kinds of resolutions, but most of these promises involve improving one’s health and fitness. Blake Gideon would be an example of not only health improvement but also applying this personal goal with ministry and outreach. The pastor of Edmond, First has been doing CrossFit training for a few years and has expanded his involvement in the competitive fitness sport as a way to connect with...

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2017 SEC: Prepare to Shout!
Jan05

2017 SEC: Prepare to Shout!

As the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC), Jan 30-31, Oklahoma Baptists are planning to gather at Del City, First Southern for a time of fellowship and growing together in Christ. “Shout” is this year’s theme with Rev. 12:10-12 as the scripture of reference, “The reason God led us to that is exactly what the scripture says, “The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God have now come. and we must live like that,”...

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Women’s Session set for 2017 State Evangelism Conference
Jan01

Women’s Session set for 2017 State Evangelism Conference

The 2017 State Evangelism Conference (SEC) at Del City, First Southern is quickly approaching. The event takes place Jan. 30-31, with a Night of Prayer Jan. 29. As a part of SEC, the Women’s Session will take place Jan. 31 from 9-noon. Women from across Oklahoma will have time to fellowship and grow together in their walk with the Lord as they learn from other women in leadership positions. This year, the Women’s Session will focus on...

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BGCO, Hope offer resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 22)
Dec27

BGCO, Hope offer resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 22)

In 1984, former President Ronald Reagan “issued a proclamation designating Sanctity of Human Life Day,” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and the resulting surge of abortions in America. Since that Sunday was designated, churches across America have observed the special Sunday to celebrate the sanctity of unborn human life and to emphasize the church’s role in responding to abortion. In time for 2017’s...

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