Not Just Some Place

Posted By Tim Mannin

Every story begins some how and every story begins some place.
We are excited about the place God is beginning our story on NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. The BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) building at Oklahoma City University has graciously opened their doors to us to be able to temporarily meet for our initial Core Gatherings.

Our Core Gatherings are different than regular Sunday morning worship services. Our Core Gatherings will be a time for the initial group of people who are interested in this church plant to gather so we can talk about who the Lord is leading this church to become. For the first 2-3 months of our existence our job as a church will be to build a core launch team of people that are committed to the ministry of OKC Community Church. During our gatherings we will worship, pray, build community, and get a sense of what OKC Community will be all about. That means for the first 2-3 months we want anyone who’s interested in the church to come and learn about the church – to pray about his or her involvement with us – and to build relationships with one another. These Core Gatherings will be a critical piece to how we will build a community of people who desire to be the church together. That’s how the story will begin.

The BCM Building - NW 23rd and Kentucky Ave.

The BCM Building - NW 23rd and Kentucky Ave.

And the BCM is the place that we will gather. We do expect that smaller groups of us will gather many places during the next few months, but we will begin by collectively coming together every Sunday at 3:30 at the BCM located at 2407 N. Kentucky Ave, which is the corner of NW 23rd St and Kentucky—right by OCU’s campus. We’re excited about this place for many reasons and believe that the Lord has provided the perfect place for us to begin gathering. We are beyond grateful for our Kingdom minded friends at the BCM.

This is certainly an exciting time in the young life of this church. We continue to give credit and praise to our King.

Psalm 145:1-13

I will exalt you, my God the King: I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your good deeds.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
They Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow in anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saint’s will extol you.
They will tell of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might,
so that all men may know your mighty acts and glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.