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Shine: Revivals and their relevance today
Feb25

Shine: Revivals and their relevance today

Several years ago my director of missions in Sherman, Texas told me about a revival he held with James Simple.  His name was Norris Cash, and the flyer for the revival said in large bold letters, “Simple-Cash Revival.”  That was my favorite revival flyer until Tuffy Wiggly and I did a revival together and our flyer said, “Wiggly—Quigley Revival.” Needless to say, that flyer turned more than a few heads as it hung in the window of the...

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‘Shorty’ the church bus: An unlikely evangelism tool at Muskogee, Timothy
Feb22

‘Shorty’ the church bus: An unlikely evangelism tool at Muskogee, Timothy

MUSKOGEE—Many churches now operate a bus ministry which usually involves transportation of members and visitors from the church to their home and vice versa. However, Muskogee, Timothy has an interesting bus ministry that takes the church into the community. “Shorty is a small, old school bus that I kind of had the idea for and shared it with some people in the church,” said Kelly Payne, pastor of Muskogee, Timothy. “The idea was to...

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King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally
Feb15

King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally

Alveda King, a woman who has fought for human and civil rights for most of her life, headlined the day that gave a voice to the voiceless—the unborn. Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. State Bill 1267 and House...

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Women at SEC challenged to urgently fulfill God’s calling
Feb07

Women at SEC challenged to urgently fulfill God’s calling

The State Evangelism Conference (SEC) welcomed women with many educational opportunities in evangelism on Jan. 29-30 at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. On the first day of SEC, there was a Young Pastors’ Wives Lunch in conjunction with the Oklahoma Young Pastors Partnership Lunch. Women were able to fellowship with one another as Amy Cordova, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women and Missions specialist, shared about the...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact
Feb05

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact

NORMAN—With expressions of joy heard that included  phrases like “Praise God!” and “Boomer Sooner,” leaders, supporters and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministry (OU-BCM) gathered on Jan. 25 for a special ground-breaking ceremony. The event took place on the OU BCM property on campus in Norman, where the building will be constructed. “The new OU BCM building is an answer to prayer,” said Baptist General...

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ReConnect: Does your small group have a connection issue?
Feb04

ReConnect: Does your small group have a connection issue?

As we have developed the ReConnect Sunday School strategy, one of the primary connection points has been for the church’s small groups to connect guests or new members into a group. This connection is a primary emphasis in an ongoing small group strategy in the local church. Unfortunately, it is also one of the weakest connections in most small groups. In fact, many churches are letting potential new church members slip through their...

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