What you can expect when you visit our worship service:

Our worship service is simple, all about God, and based on the examples given to us in God’s word.  The New Testament talks about the five parts of a worship assembly.  When Christians gathered in Bible times they prayed, shared a message from God’s word, sang hymns of praise to God, took up a contribution and most importantly, remembered Christ with the Lord’s Supper.  We still do these things today.

Prayer – in their worship assemblies the very first Christians prayed together.  1 Corinthians 14:15-17

 Singing – We love the beauty and joy of worshiping God from our hearts with our voices a cappella (without instruments).  We are lead each Sunday in a meaningful and uplifting mix of contemporary and traditional songs.  Everyone is invited to participate and sing with joy to The Lord.   A good verse for this is Ephesians 5:19-20.

Lord’s Supper – On the first day of each week (Sunday) Christians are commanded by Christ to observe His life and death with the Lord’s Supper.  It is a time for baptized believers in Jesus to think about the great price that was paid for their lives.  You can read about this in 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Contribution – You will find just inside the auditorium doors a small wooden box where our members who have set aside money during the week can freely give their offering each Sunday.  We find this example in 2 Corinthians 8:12-13

The Study of God’s word – The early church devoted themselves to studying the teachings of the apostles.  We see this example in Acts 2:42

You may also witness an immersion baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that through baptism, believers receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. This receiving of the gift of salvation is the believer’s repentance and death to sin; the burial of the old life; and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.  It is a testimony of faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It is a public identification with the body of Christ and is the beginning of a new life guided by the Holy Spirit the greatest gift we can receive in this life.  Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” 1 Peter 3:20-22 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God  for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.

When you come through our front doors one of the first things you will see is our welcome center.  There you can pick up one of our Family Newsletters that will have the order of worship printed on the front.  Please pick up a visitor’s card here as well and give us the opportunity to thank you for joining us.    If you have questions about our worship we would be happy to answer those and visit with you more about who we are as servants of Christ.

We pray that you will find the opportunity to join us this Sunday and that we as a family will be a blessing to you as you worship God.  

Our History

In the fall of 1898, Evangelist W. P. Cline held a tent meeting in Bixby, Oklahoma. This marked the beginning of the current Downtown Bixby Church of Christ congregation.  On January 3, 1914, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Wilkins sold the church its first property in downtown Bixby at the corner of Dawes and Cabaniss where a small white wooden frame building with a basement was constructed to become the permanent home of the Downtown Bixby congregation.  The cost of this lot was $22.00. The original size of the congregation was 18 people and has since grown to approximately 250. Since its beginning, the congregation has purchased two parsonages, a city lot for a fellowship hall and an additional lot for parking space. The original building was torn down and a more modern and spacious brick building was constructed in 1962/63 which served as the congregational home until February 2007. That building was sold in 2007 and the congregation leased the empty United Methodist church building on Breckenridge Street as an interim worship site awaiting the construction of a new facility.
In 2006 and 2009 the congregation purchased approximately 11 acres of farm land at 158th Street and South Memorial Drive from Conrad Farms to serve as a new building site. Construction began in 2008 and the new facility was occupied in March 2009.   We have currently paid our building off and strive to reach to our community in many different ways.  Our Facebook page will provide you with a lot of information about our family.  You can find it on our home page.