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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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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching
Mar19

Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching

The 2017 Priority of Preaching Conference featured four experienced expositors who had an impact on many pastors and church leaders across the state. On March 6-7, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, the annual pastoral training event included among its speaking line-up Vern Charette, pastor of Yukon, Trinity; Don Wilton, senior pastor of Spartanburg, S.C., First; Tony Merida, pastor of Raleigh, N.C., Imago Dei Church; and Albert...

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Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat
Mar16

Readily resolved: A look at the 2017 Women’s Retreat

Resolved: Live your Legacy is the theme for the 2017 Women’s Retreat of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), April 21-22. Women will be given the opportunity to grow in their walk with the Lord and leave a legacy at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, located near Davis. Keynote speakers Lina Abujamra, Annie Downs and Jen Wilkin are popular authors and have been favorite speakers at other events. “We are excited to...

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Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions
Mar09

Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions

ADA—If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the “Bible Belt,” He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada, First, believed. Through a multi-day event in February called “Awaken Ada,” the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms. “Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla. last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it...

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Partnership missions: The Hidden Harvest: Guymon, international mission field in the Oklahoma Panhandle
Mar06

Partnership missions: The Hidden Harvest: Guymon, international mission field in the Oklahoma Panhandle

“Right now we are working directly with people from 29 countries who speak 37 distinct languages.” It’s a comment you might expect to hear in a planning meeting at the International Mission Board. But this is a sentence that can be commonly heard spoken by educators, business owners and ministry leaders around café tables in Guymon, Okla. Many may think of Guymon as the uttermost part of the state—go northwest on Highway 3 to Slapout...

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