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Perspective: No one excels DR
May24

Perspective: No one excels DR

Over the last few years it seems that Oklahoma has faced one natural disaster after another. Tornadoes, wildfires, ice storms and floods have all impacted our state. Sadly, tornado alley has grown to include several of our neighboring states as well. We cannot stop natural disasters, but one thing we can do is be an ever-present help for those who find themselves in the devastation left behind from a disaster. In minutes, lives are...

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Perspective: The 100th summer at Falls Creek
May17

Perspective: The 100th summer at Falls Creek

In just two weeks Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center will open the 2017 summer season. During 10 weeks this summer, thousands will come through the gates of the conference center. Children, youth and Native Americans of all ages will spend a week in the Arbuckle Mountains, and each week will be a time of great fun but also a time of great spiritual engagement. Over the last few years, through the generosity of God’s people, the...

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Perspective: Transitional pastors
May10

Perspective: Transitional pastors

What do you do when your church has gone through a difficult time and the pastor leaves? What do you do when you have a pastor who served for a long period of time and then retires or leaves to pastor another church? These are just two of the scenarios played out in the lives of churches. In each case, the church has a decision to make. Does the church forge ahead and find another pastor, or do you take some time to determine where...

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Perspective: Mission trip advice
May03

Perspective: Mission trip advice

Summer season is on the horizon. For most churches, activities will increase rather than decrease. Summer camps for children and youth will impact many lives for Christ. Vacation Bible School remains one of the most evangelistic events on the church calendar in any given year. Many churches will be involved in partnership missions. I am so thankful for our Oklahoma Baptist churches that partner in North America and circle the globe on...

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Perspective: Celebrating Falls Creek
Apr19

Perspective: Celebrating Falls Creek

On April 21 the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women’s Retreat will meet at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. The following weekend Falls Creek will host the BGCO Men’s Retreat. Both of these retreats have become tremendous opportunities for thousands of men and women to be called to faith in Christ and to be encouraged and challenged to walk in their faith. Within just a few short weeks we will begin the 100th...

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Perspective: Kingdom partners
Apr12

Perspective: Kingdom partners

Over the last 20 years, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and its churches have been involved in national and international mission partnerships—Malawi, Phoenix, Armenia, Utah-Idaho and Mexico to name a few. The BGCO has sought to join together as Oklahoma Baptists come alongside our Baptist partners to make Kingdom impact in those locations. God has done some remarkable things for His glory in each place. The...

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