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Latvian partners come to Oklahoma
Apr04

Latvian partners come to Oklahoma

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) committed to partner with Peteris Sprogis and the Latvian Baptist Union in Nov. 2015. As the mission partnership is nearing its second year, Oklahoma Baptists have made more than a handful of trips to Latvia, connecting with churches and with communities. At the end of March, members of the Latvian Baptist Union spent a week in Oklahoma, getting more acclimated with the BGCO and...

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BCMs serve Karen people in CO over Spring Break
Apr03

BCMs serve Karen people in CO over Spring Break

AURORA, Colo.—Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) students from Rogers State University (RSU), Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), Bacone College and Connors State College spent their spring break in Aurora, Colo., serving the Karen people. The group of 27 consisted of six BCM leaders and 21 students. RSU has been making trips to Colorado for four years. When they were there the first year they met a Karen girl by the name of Nau...

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Central Oklahoma BCM serves ‘Windy City’
Mar31

Central Oklahoma BCM serves ‘Windy City’

CHICAGO—Members of the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) recently spent their spring break in the “Windy City” with people from 13 different nations. The trip to Chicago consisted of 19  UCO students spending time at a Solex, a school that provides the opportunity for international students to excel in their career field or improve their English language skills with established successful programs....

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Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon
Mar26

Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon

Eli and Freida Sheldon were honored at a reception March 14 at the Baptist Building. Freida recently completed 14 years of service with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) with her final position being Eli’s ministry assistant. Eli announced his retirement as BGCO historical secretary this year. For eight years, Eli served as BGCO historical secretary, working closely with the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission. Many...

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2017 ‘Indian Evangelism Conference’ energizes, equips for sharing the Good News
Mar24

2017 ‘Indian Evangelism Conference’ energizes, equips for sharing the Good News

Recent statistics show 93 percent—or thirteen out of every fourteen—Native Americans living in Oklahoma are unchurched. At the recent Oklahoma Indian Evangelism Conference (IEC), leaders were energized and equipped to share the Gospel among the uncharged in the state in order to reach the unchurched and lost. IEC, which is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and took place March 10-11 at Oklahoma City,...

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Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’
Mar23

Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…” (Luke 10:2) The Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) organized five meetings across different parts of the state in the last month. The meetings were called “Hidden Harvest: Reaching Oklahoma’s Unchurched.” The intention of the meetings were to bring awareness to Oklahoma Baptists of the urgent need for church planting. But this kind of church...

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