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  • Prayer, tithing, missions strengthen Okla. church

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, August 03, 2018 (one month ago)

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    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (BP) -- Valuing prayer, tithing and missions, First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Okla., led 20 mission trips last year alone and has helped plant more than 60 churches in the past decade.

    At the heart of its outreach is First Baptist Broken Arrow's support of the Cooperative Program, giving 10 percent of the congregation's undesignated gifts while supporting a $16.5 million, 142-acre campus debt-free, according to senior pastor Nick Garland.

    "This church has always been a missions-minded people," Garland said. He has led for 31 years the church that began in 1904 with nine people meeting in a railroad car. Today, the church draws 2,800 to Sunday morning worship and is on track to give more than $1 million to missions this year. Read More

  • Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most churchgoers say the Bible commands them to give. But their tithes don't always go in the offering plate.

    Half of Protestant churchgoers say their tithes can go to a Christian ministry rather than a church, compared to what is often taught by pastors and Bible study aids.

    A third say tithes can go to help an individual in need and nearly one in five say tithes can even go a secular charity, according to a new study by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Generosity is better than greed

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- SBC President Ronnie Floyd addresses the importance of tithing and generosity. "When we do not practice giving the first tenth of our income and enter into the sphere of generosity, we are practicing and choosing greed," he writes. Read More