Four additional general sessions occurred Monday and Tuesday. These sessions featured pacesetting pastors from churches of various sizes and ministries. While there were one or two larger church pastors who spoke, the majority of these Oklahoma ministers represented medium-sized and smaller churches. The goal of these sessions was to highlight God’s workings among the Body of Christ throughout the state, while encouraging pastors with practical application on how to return to their service areas and see anew those people and groups that need to be reached for God.
In between these sessions, attendees were able to visit numerous staffed ministry booths addressing nearly every human need found across Oklahoma.
Tuesday morning featured numerous breakout sessions designed to give pastors, staff and lay people the vision, ideas, tools and implementation they needed to return to their churches and create evangelistic efforts on behalf of our Lord’s Kingdom. These sessions included teachings from hands-on leaders from across Oklahoma who have actually experienced success with these methods. Topics covered a wide variety of ministries, age-groups and programs.
During this same time-frame, a special women’s event featured seven inspiring speakers. In addition to the live presentations, the women’s sessions were videotaped and will be made available on the BGCO website for use by women’s ministries within and outside of church. Kelly King, women’s specialist for the BGCO, led a mini-session on Engaging Prayer, a practical approach that can be implemented in Sunday school classes or small groups to effectively pray for those who do not yet know Christ.
“Evangelism should be a part of our daily life. I desire to encourage women in their personal ministry of evangelism. I want to focus women on how they can build bridges with those whom God has placed in our lives and right where we live. I strongly believe that evangelism does not reside solely in sharing or speaking, but is also in living our lives in front of our world,” King said.