FAQ  (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

So… what’s a ‘Berean’?  What does ‘Berean’ mean – where did you get that name?

‘Bereans’ were New Testament era residents of a town named Berea. In Acts 17:11, these people were commended for their devotion to searching the Scriptures to make sure that what was being taught to them was really ‘in-The-Book’.  We believe that God’s Word, the Bible, is the one true complete Word of God, and we are committed to using it as our guide and standard for living.

How long has the Berean church been in Broken Bow?

We celebrated our 60th anniversary in November 2011. The first small group met in homes to worship and study the Bible, and the first church structure was moved into place shortly thereafter. Several additions have been built over the years to expand our ability to serve our growing ministries.
 

Did you change your name? Is this the same ‘Berean Church’ that has been in Broken Bow for 65 years?

We are the same church with a new name. We wanted to feature the Bible’ in our name since it is our foundation and guidebook, so we changed our name to ‘Berean Bible Church’ in the fall of 2016 as we prepare to move into our new facility in the spring of 2017. Our beliefs remain deeply rooted in the Bible and we continue to stand for and teach God’s Word as the final authority for all of life.
 

When are Sunday services, and what can I expect when I visit?

We worship at 8:30 and 11:00 on Sunday mornings. Our goal for these worship times is to help people have meaningful connections with God as we sing, pray, give, and listen to the teaching of the Bible. We hope that all our guests find our church family to be friendly and truly interested in helping all who come to learn more about God’s love and His provision for freedom from the bondage of sin and promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

What kind of music can I expect when I visit?

Music styles and preferences vary greatly – so we use varying ‘styles’ in our worship. Great hymns, vibrant new Christian songs, soft worshipful music – they all have a place as we worship the God who gave humans the creativity to make all sorts of instruments and compose many styles of music! We want people to have meaningful connections with God as we worship, so we use many styles and types of music and we’re careful to ensure the words are clearly understood.