Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. - 2 Timothy 4:2
Everything about us—from our doctrine, philosophy, programs, and decisions—has its origin in God’s Word. It is our modus operandi of cultivating a Kingdom culture within the church so that members are equipped to live life as the Savior intended and impact the world around them.
OCBF has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda, our comprehensive worldview and philosophy of life and ministry. It is a worldview that is based solidly on the authority of Scripture and communicated in a way that relates to the everyday realities of life.
The Kingdom Agenda
The Kingdom Agenda is defined as the visible demonstration of the comprehensive rule of God over every area of life. This rule is reflected through the four divinely ordained spheres of the individual, the family, the church and the government.
At OCBF, we teach our members the principles of the Kingdom of God so they learn to function under the authority of the Kingdom in every dimension of life. Through the proper blending of God’s Word with good works, the goal of our church is to visibly model God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
We have organized OCBF around the four vital experiences, also called ministry areas, in an effort to make the Word of God real in the realm of our experience. OCBF's biblical organizational structure allows every aspect of our church to function in the presence of God; under the authority of God; to the glory of God.
- Worship - provides an experience with the Person of God - “the breaking of bread and prayer.”
- Fellowship - provides an experience with God’s people -“continually devoting themselves to fellowship.”
- Christian Education - gives us an experience with God’s perspective - “continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching.” (Acts 2:42a)
- Outreach - offers an experience with God’s purpose - “praising God… the Lord added to their number.”
|A church that recognizes the glory of God||A church where no one stands alone|
|A church that teaches the knowledge and application
of God’s Word
|A church that spreads the Good News of Christ
in word and deed