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Partnership missions:  DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark
Jul09

Partnership missions: DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark

After almost 70 days of directing the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) response to spring storms and heavy rains,  (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter said he has hopes of closing the books on the effort by the third week of this month and giving his volunteer base some rest. “I hope to have it wrapped up in a couple of weeks,” he said recently, but we still have 37 (mud out) jobs yet to do.” And, that was after...

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Humility, intimacy urged at Pastors’ Conference
Jun16

Humility, intimacy urged at Pastors’ Conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP)—Pastors and churches must humble themselves and pursue a closer walk with God if they want to experience His peace, joy and purpose, speakers said at the 2015 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference, June 14-15. The conference, focusing on the theme “He Must Increase” from John the Baptist’s statement in John 3:30, preceded the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting at the Greater Columbus Convention...

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Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans
Jun16

Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Emerson Falls, Native American specialist for Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, made it clear in the annual meeting for the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FoNAC) what is needed to reach Native Americans for Christ. From the beginning to the end of the meeting, Falls, who is serving as FoNAC president, stressed that churches are needed. “We have a tremendous challenge in Native American work,” said Falls...

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Reaping results!
Jun15

Reaping results!

The largest organization in almost all Oklahoma Baptist churches is its Sunday School or small group equivalent (LifeGroup, Connection Group, etc.) The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s ReConnect Sunday School Initiative has a vision of connecting the church’s largest organization with the church’s most important task—fulfilling the Great Commission. BGCO ReConnect Sunday School point person Bob Mayfield said, “It seems obvious...

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The greatest result of Falls Creek
Jun15

The greatest result of Falls Creek

DAVIS—Much can be appreciated about the experiences at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, but one element that happens during the Falls Creek youth summer weeks has lasting, even eternal, results. That element is the invitation time at the end of the evening service when students make decisions for Christ. With thousands upon thousands of such decisions that have been made in the almost 100 years of Falls Creek, this year’s summer...

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2015 summer camps kick off
Jun08

2015 summer camps kick off

DAVIS—The beginning of June brought the opening of both CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp and the Falls Creek Conference Center youth summer weeks. After a month of rain and flood conditions, the two encampments operated by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and located near Davis experienced sunny days and spiritual enrichment for campers of all ages. /// CrossTimbers Now in its third year at its new location,...

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