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New hiring guide to help churches prevent abuse
Sep02

New hiring guide to help churches prevent abuse

NASHVILLE (BP)—A manual providing guidance on hiring staff members and selecting volunteers is the latest Southern Baptist resource designed to help churches prevent sexual abuse. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC)—in cooperation with the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group—released the “Caring Well Hiring Guide” Aug. 31 as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ongoing effort to equip congregations to thwart sex abuse...

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Sending Love to Louisiana: Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping in hurricane aftermath
Aug31

Sending Love to Louisiana: Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping in hurricane aftermath

LAKE CHARLES, La.—As part of Southern Baptists’ coordinated response to Hurricane Laura, teams of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) headed to Louisiana on Aug. 30 to offer hope and help. Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptists’ DR state director, said, “We have been in close conversations with leaders coordinating the disaster response. Oklahoma Baptists have been called on to help, and we will answer that call.” Oklahoma’s trained DR...

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Music to His ears: OSWC allows Oklahoma Baptist students to lead worship
Aug29

Music to His ears: OSWC allows Oklahoma Baptist students to lead worship

A new worship opportunity begins in September for Oklahoma Baptists’ students. The Oklahoma Student Worship Choir (OSWC) is a new ministry outreach of Oklahoma Baptists and Oklahoma Baptists Worship and Music. “On Sept. 12, about 35 students from all across Oklahoma will gather at Midwest City, Meadowood to begin a new era of ministry for Oklahoma Baptists,” said Randy Lind, worship and music ministry partner for Oklahoma Baptists....

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief called to Louisiana after Hurricane Laura
Aug29

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief called to Louisiana after Hurricane Laura

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is responding to a call for help from Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, according to Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptists’ DR state director . “We have been in close conversations with leaders coordinating the disaster response,” Williams said. “Oklahoma Baptists have been called on to help, and we will answer that call.” Oklahoma’s trained DR volunteers...

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OBU Earns Seven ‘Colleges of Distinction’ Honors for 2020-21
Aug22

OBU Earns Seven ‘Colleges of Distinction’ Honors for 2020-21

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) has been named as a College of Distinction in seven categories for 2020-21. Colleges of Distinction is a nationally recognized and prestigious designation for universities whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. Colleges of Distinction are schools that have excelled at equipping graduating students to enter the workforce with...

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Rebekah Naylor named first female distinguished professor at Southwestern Seminary
Aug20

Rebekah Naylor named first female distinguished professor at Southwestern Seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas—Rebekah Ann Naylor, a longtime medical missionary to India, has been appointed distinguished professor of missions in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Seminary, the school’s administration announced today. She is the first female ever to hold such a position at the seminary. “The late Robert E. Naylor, our fifth president, began the tradition of pronouncing upon new students and...

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