The Norman Transcript

Religion

January 24, 2014

Okla. Baptists to host annual event

NORMAN — On Jan. 27 to 28 at First Baptist Church of Moore, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will host its annual State Evangelism Conference.

The two-day conference, which is free to attend, offers preaching, music and breakout sessions for people who want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their community, says Tim Gentry, evangelism director for the BGCO.

“We have a great challenge before us, to take the Gospel to the entire state, so that everyone has the opportunity to respond to Jesus,” Gentry said. “This event is for pastors and lay people alike, those who love Jesus and believe that Oklahoma is their place to serve God.”

Speakers at the event include the following Oklahoma pastors: Charlie Blount, pastor at First Baptist Church of El Reno; Alton Fannin, pastor at First Baptist Church (FBC) of Ardmore; Nick Garland, pastor of FBC of Broken Arrow; Blake Gideon, pastor at FBC Edmond; Alex Himaya, pastor at BattleCreek Church of Broken Arrow; KJ Jackson, pastor at New Beginnings Church in Tulsa, Scott Reed, pastor at FBC of Cache; Rick Sowell, pastor at Choctaw Road Baptist Church in Choctaw; and Jack Vance, pastor at FBC of Dewar.

Breakout session topics include “How to jumpstart your church,” “Transforming your Vacation Bible School into a community event” and “Creating evangelism opportunities for students.”

To see a full list of speakers and sessions, or for more information, visit bgco.org/sec.

The State Evangelism Conference is presented by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and made possible through the Cooperative Program.

Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Religion
  • Hnsen Luger Kate Hansen still riding the Olympic cloud

    Not many people can say they actually accomplished their lifetime dreams. Even less can say they did it before turning 22....

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girl told not to say prayer

    OVIEDO, Fla. — The 5-year-old who said she was told not to pray over her lunch visited the school Monday and identified the staffer in a line-up, her family’s lawyer said....

    April 11, 2014

  • CrossPointe chooses Butler as lead pastor

    One of Norman’s largest churches has chosen a new lead pastor for its congregation. Mike Butler, 38, was voted lead pastor by the congregation of CrossPointe Church on March 23. Butler succeeds Glenn Quirk, who served as lead pastor for ...

    April 11, 2014

  • A divine drama

    All of us love drama. We experience drama in many ways. We watch a play on a stage or a show on TV. We have lives filled with drama every day through interactions with other people....

    April 11, 2014

  • What should we think of original sin?

    The Rev. Joe Nassal, Precious Blood Center: Watching the evening news recently, there was one disaster story after another, from the Malaysian airline that disappeared to the mudslide where one minute people are going about their daily ...

    April 11, 2014

  • Lenten lunch set

    The next Norman Ministerial Fellowship Lenten lunch will be Wednesday at NorthHaven Church, 4600 36th Ave. NW. Guest pastor will be the Rev. Joseph Summerville, University Lutheran Church. The sermon theme will be “The Thursday of Holy ...

    April 4, 2014

  • ‘Conversation Sunday’ to feature Dear

    “Conversation Sunday” will be observed this Sunday at United Church of Norman — UCC, 1017 Elm Ave. Brian Hustead will lead the discussion, which will feature the learnings from the Rev. John Dear’s presentations.  A brunch will begin the ...

    April 4, 2014

  • McFarlin to host Holy Week services

    For the past 51 years, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast has been meeting every Wednesday at McFarlin United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd. Many denominations are represented in the membership of the group. Again this year during Holy ...

    April 4, 2014

  • Bishops celebrate Mass on Mexico border

    NOGALES, Ariz. — Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to people on the Mexican ...

    April 4, 2014

  • Concerts planned for Easter week

    Celebrate the Easter season during “Lamb of God,” a musical by Rob Gardner, presented by the Central Saints Chorus and orchestra during three free concerts in the metro area....

    April 4, 2014