NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Native American Ministries Leadership Team is comprised of Native Christian leaders from various parts of our state. This team exists to assist the Native American Specialist (BGCO) in the development of a comprehensive strategy to meet the needs of our Indian churches and help them to fulfill the great commission in their communities.
The work of Native American ministry is accomplished by the local church. The role of the BGCO, through the Leadership Team, is to assist local Indian churches to fulfill the great commission. To better accomplish this task, four advisory groups were created:
1. The Leadership Development Group will review the performance of the Native American Track of the Robert Haskins School of Christian Ministry and make recommendations to assure that this track is meeting the needs of students and the churches. This group will also serve as ambassadors to the Native churches and associations to promote the school, recruit students and recommend faculty.
2. The Church Planting Group will assist the Native American Ministries staff, who are part of the Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. This group will review the strategy for Native church planting and make recommendations to strengthen our church planting efforts. This group will also serve as advocates for church planting to the churches, helping to find planters and pastors.
3. The Evangelism and Revitalization Group will assist the Native American Ministries staff to encourage and assist local churches to engage in personal and event evangelism. This group will help in the planning and conducting of the Oklahoma Indian Evangelism Conference. In addition, short-term evangelism and revitalization events may also be conducted. The group will actively promote the necessity of personal evangelism to the churches and associations.
4. The Church and Association Group will work with Native American Ministries staff to seek to develop partnerships with Indian associations, camps, and conferences for the mutual benefit of our Kingdom ministries. This group will also seek to involve our churches in world mission endeavors through partnerships at the state, national and international level. The group will promote missions to our Indian churches and associations.
Each of these groups will be led by a chairperson who will receive guidance and direction from the Native American Specialist. Through delegation of these responsibilities, the work of Native American Ministries will be more effective.
If you are interested in serving on this team, please contact Emerson Falls at (405) 942-3800, ext. 4306.