WHAT IS IT LIKE AT THE BIBLE CHURCH OF OWASSO (BCO)?
When you arrive, expect friendly people to greet you at the door, and help you find where to go. First-time guests will also receive a welcome packet to give you a better understanding of our church. You can fill out a guest card so that we can follow up with any questions you have and invite you to a visitor reception (see below). We look forward to seeing you soon!
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND BCO?
On any given Sunday, there are 350-400 people joining us for worship.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
While there is certainly no “standard” of dress, we believe that gathering on Sunday is a special opportunity to honor the Lord and to serve in His church. Attire is one of those areas where God has given us freedom, and so it varies widely, but most people wear something like business casual.
Approximately every other month, Pastor Ted and his wife, Beth, host a dessert reception in their home. This is a time for you to get to know BCO’s history and vision, ask questions, and learn some of the ways to get “plugged in” to the ministries at BCO. If you would like to attend the next reception, Click here.
We are a family of believers in Jesus Christ. We are young and old, big families & small ones, adults and kids, those strong in the faith and brand new believers…and we look forward to being together in person each week!! We want and expect everyone who becomes a part of the BCO Family to thrive, grow and use their gifts in the Core Gatherings of the our church, i.e. Sunday Morning Worship and Adult Flocks/Sunday School.
We also want to give our church family as many opportunities as we can for even further, focused growth, such as our Bible Studies, EquipU Classes and Praxis Groups.
HOW CAN I GET BAPTIZED?
Baptism is for those who have come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. If you have not yet been baptized as a believer in Christ, you can move toward fulfilling that biblical command by letting us know of your desire. Click here
I HAVE QUESTIONS
We want to answer any of your questions of a spiritual nature and/or about our church. Click here
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BCO
The Bible Church of Owasso began as a new church plant in 2007. Twenty-three families were enthusiastically sent out by Tulsa Bible Church to engage the Owasso community with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip God’s people to serve Him fully.
Functioning as an independent local church from the beginning, the Lord has added to our number from the start. It is a joy to experience the growth and progress of the Lord’s work in our midst, and to experience the joy of a warm, energetic group of Christian brothers and sisters who serve the Lord together and encourage one another.
By God’s blessing we were able to pay off our building in 2012 in order to be a fully debt-free church, and we anticipate how the Lord will use us for His glory in the future.
We encourage formal membership to all those who attend BCO. We believe formal church membership is a biblical model and a privilege for a number of reasons. The metaphor of the body of Christ highlights the joys and importance of union together (1 Cor 12:12-31). Membership is also evidenced by purposeful submission to the leadership of a local church (Heb 13:17 | 1 Th 5:12-13). The example of the early church indicates believers willingly joined the church rolls (Acts 2:41, 47 | Acts 5:14 | Acts 16:5). Not least of all, the epistles were written to local churches with membership together implied.
Here’s a brief look at the membership process.
- Prospective members must profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, give evidence of a changed life, have been baptized as a believer, agree with the Articles of Faith, and agree to abide by the church’s constitution.
- At a Saturday morning membership class, we discuss a brief history of the church, our commitments, our theology and the Christian’s role in the church.
- After applying for membership, an elder will conduct a short membership interview with prospective members.
- The final step in membership is to be introduced to the congregation at a Sunday morning.
We’d like to answer any further questions about membership. Please contact any of the pastors by calling the church office at 918-376-9900.