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Praying for the Patch, Oilfield Prayer Breakfast Oct. 13
Sep12

Praying for the Patch, Oilfield Prayer Breakfast Oct. 13

The final in a series of five “Praying for the Patch” events will coincide with the 6th Annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Oct. 13 at the Tower Hotel (Formerly the Marriott Hotel), 3233 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) oilpatch chaplain Tom Beddow conceived the idea of Praying for the Patch, which is “a biblically-based plan to meet the spiritual needs of both the...

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Biblical exposition workshop at Edmond, First Oct. 11-13
Sep12

Biblical exposition workshop at Edmond, First Oct. 11-13

EDMOND—The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and the Charles Simeon Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to the raising of the next generation of biblical expositors, are partnering to host a Workshop for Biblical Exposition at Edmond, First, Oct. 11-13. “This workshop is different from our normal events and conferences,” said Brett Selby, BGCO pastoral leadership specialiast. “As a ‘workshop,’ there is work...

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Midwest City, First honors  police, firefighters with ice cream social
Sep08

Midwest City, First honors police, firefighters with ice cream social

MIDWEST CITY—Threatening skies and a sudden downpour or two didn’t dampen spirits the afternoon of Aug. 25 as members of Midwest City, First welcomed local police officers and firefighters to an old-fashioned ice cream social. Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cones were the order of the day, and while the rain forced folks to congregate under an overhang, the resulting closeness made for a lot of elbow rubbing, hand shaking and pats...

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Falls Creek hosts 3 new fall retreats
Sep06

Falls Creek hosts 3 new fall retreats

New events are happening this fall at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, near Davis. Three retreats are scheduled in September and October that would appeal to families, married couples and senior adults. All three events have been planned under the direction of Keith Burkhart, men’s and family ministry specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The Family Vision Retreat is scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 1 with family-fun...

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Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges
Sep05

Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges

NASHVILLE —Nearly a third of the 102 institutions of higher education on a pro-homosexual activist group’s list of “the absolute worst colleges for (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth” have Southern Baptist ties. Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee is included in the list. All schools on the list, which was published Aug. 29 by the college-focused organization Campus Pride, have a religious affiliation, with the vast...

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SMO supports associational camps
Aug30

SMO supports associational camps

Surrounded by the Quartz Mountains near Altus sits Southwest Baptist Assembly (SBA). One of the videos promoting the 2016 State Missions Offering (SMO) pans across this hillside above the associational camp that is one of 11 such encampments that SMO supports. Stefan Valdez, student pastor at Sayre, First, shares in the video about attending an SBA camp for the first time when he was 9 or 10 years old. “I can remember a lot of that...

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