FAQ  (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

Ok… 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?

The first group began meeting in homes in 1951 to worship and study the Bible, and the first church structure was moved into place shortly thereafter. Several additions were built over the years to better serve the growing church family.
We moved into our new building at the corner of Memorial Drive and Hiway 2 (2419 Memorial Dr – west end of town) in July 2017 and that is now where most gatherings happen. Wednesday evening youth ministries (Awana, ReFresh) remain at the ‘City Campus’ (604 South H Street).   Find Us on the Map
 

Did you change your name? Is this the same ‘Berean Church’ that has been in Broken Bow for 66+ years?

We are the same church with a new name. We changed our name to ‘Berean Bible Church’ in the fall of 2016. 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 gather at 8:30 and 10:45 on Sunday mornings in the new building on the corner of Memorial Drive and Hiway 2. Our goal for these worship times is to help people have meaningful connections with God as we sing, pray, give, and listen as the Bible is taught. We hope every guest finds our church family to be friendly and truly interested in helping everyone learn more about God’s love and His provision for freedom from the bondage of sin and promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  We also have various Sunday School groups from 9:55-10:35 between the services.

What kind of music can I expect?

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.