Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking for fellowship, but I am not ready to attend a Sunday meeting yet. Can someone text me or call me?
Absolutely. Attending a Sunday meeting is not the only way to have fellowship with us. If you leave your contact information on the form below we will be sure to contact you promptly and in a manner that makes you most comfortable.
Are there facilities for children and teenagers?
Yes, ministering to families, including children and teenagers, as an important part of our responsibility and stewardship. Our meeting venue has comfortable facilities for children and teens, and we typically have age-appropriate classes or seessions each Suday. Please see Our Community page for more information.
What should I expect when I come to a meeting?
You should expect a joyful welcome and to meet some joyful Christians. We love to sing with our heart to the Lord and to speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19). Our gatherings are characterized by mutuality. We encourage prayer, praise and speaking to one another (1 Cor. 14:26). Our meetings are frequently punctuated by "Hallelujah!", "Amen!", "Oh Lord Jesus!", "Praise the Lord!" and other joyful noises to the Lord (Psa. 100:1; 1 Thess. 5:16; Phil. 2:11).
Is there a dress code?
We have no dress code, and we simply encourage you to be led by the Spirit in all things (Rom. 814).
Who is your pastor?
What kind of Bible do you use?
Probably the personal Bible collections of our church members are as diverse and expansive as any other congregation. But when we gather together for larger meetings we frequently find it useful to use the same text: the Recovery Version. The Recovery Version of The New Testament is based on the Nestle-Aland Greek text as found in Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition) and is part of the great heritage of Bible translations through church history (including but not limited to KJV, ASV, NASB, and many other translations). To receive a free copy of the Recovery Version of The New Testament, or to learn more about it, please visit Bibles for America.
What denomination are you?
We are not part of any denomination. We follow the New Testament pattern which shows Christ’s believers who congregate only on the basis of the locality in which they live (see Acts 8:1; 13:1; Rom. 16:1; 1 Cor. 1:2). Because we live in Oklahoma City, we meet simply as the church in Oklahoma City. As the church in Oklahoma City, we receive all of the believers in Oklahoma City, as Christ has also received us (Rom. 15:7).
What is your relationship with other local churches?
We have a rich fellowship with thousands of other local churches throughout the world to express the one Body of Christ. Members in the church frequently travel to visit other churches both locally and internationally. There are frequent regional, national, and international conferences and trainings throughout the year where we see more of the “breadth, length, height, and depth” of the Body of Christ (Eph. 3:18).
What is your relationship with Witness Lee and Watchman Nee?
What is the name of your church?
The church in Oklahoma City is not our name but rather our description. As such, it is an inclusive title, not an exclusive one. We gather together as believers in Oklahoma City, and we receive as our brothers and sisters all who believe in Jesus Christ. We like to follow the pattern revealed in the Bible to meet in oneness with all the believers in the city in which we reside (see Acts 8:1; 13:1; Rom. 16:1; 1 Cor 1:2 and Rev. 1:11).