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Oklahoma Baptists celebrate Summer Evangelism Team’s success
Aug31

Oklahoma Baptists celebrate Summer Evangelism Team’s success

A team consisting of three college students, Graeson Griffin, Erica Reed and Cody Tooley, began this summer slightly nervous, but expectant, of what the Lord would do through the Summer Evangelism Team. An eight-week partnering program between the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) helped equip and mobilize the team, which visited eight communities. They worked side-by-side with...

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State Missions Offering reaches ‘Hidden Harvest’ through church plants
Aug30

State Missions Offering reaches ‘Hidden Harvest’ through church plants

LAWTON—Chunhai Li pastors Oklahoma City, Northwest Mandarin, a dynamic congregation reaching the Asian population in the Oklahoma City metro. Li also leads a growing church planting ministry in southwest Oklahoma that reaches into what has been called a “Hidden Harvest,” one of several of Oklahoma’s under-served, overlooked people groups or population segments. Li is one of the many God has called to reach people in Oklahoma through...

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Momentum reaches ALL 18-24 year olds, Sept. 8
Aug29

Momentum reaches ALL 18-24 year olds, Sept. 8

Oklahoma City, Quail Springs is hosting Momentum, Sept. 8, from 7-11 p.m. This is described as “a high-energy statewide worship and training event designed to help college-age young adults to discover and experience the love of Jesus.” Momentum is an event specifically designed for young adults in the 18-24 year age range no matter what they are experiencing in life. “One of the purposes for Momentum is to motivate college students to...

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GoStudents keep going and going: Mission projects send 130 students to share the Gospel
Aug24

GoStudents keep going and going: Mission projects send 130 students to share the Gospel

GoStudents helps Oklahoma Baptist churches equip students with the task of sharing Jesus with unreached, unengaged people. Through GoStudents, many young people are trained to engage communities around the world as a “powerful witness of the Gospel.” This summer, 130 students and leaders served in eight projects across the globe. Brian Baldwin, student evangelism and missions specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma...

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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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