Our Values

Our desire is to glorify God by proclaiming and cherishing the gospel; connecting and caring for people; and reaching and serving our neighbors and the nations by being on mission.


Cherishing the Gospel – The gospel is the good news that God has acted in history to conquer evil, rebellion, and sin and reconcile sinners to himself through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. A gospel-centered church is one where the gospel is clearly proclaimed and consistently applied to every aspect of life.

 

Loving People – The church is not a place, but a people – a community that is continually being reformed and renewed by the transforming power of the gospel (Col. 1:6). When a church family walks together through every season of life, in every stage of life, the gospel fuels their love and ministry to one another.

 

Living on Mission – The gospel is a call to mission – a declaration that “the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). A gospel-centered church will train people to live on mission in the practical rhythms of everyday life and it will seek to see that the gospel is proclaimed to everyone in every place.

Our Logo

Colossians 1:19-20, in speaking of Christ, Paul writes, "And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent. For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross."


A logo is typically the first thing someone will see when hearing about our church through branding, social media, and advertising. In light of Colossians 1, we hope that people see:

  • A cross in the center of a circle representing Christ as our church's head and focus, as He is the "head of the body, the church."
  • The cross itself is formed from a continuous line speaking to the eternality of Christ, as He is the "fullness of God."
  • The circle encompasses everything in the logo, speaking to His preeminence.
  • The four triangle shapes inside the circle all point to the cross, communicating the truth that He is reconciling to Himself all things by His cross and that, above everything else, we aim to be known by nothing other than Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).
  • The cross is open at the bottom, representing that our Savior "desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4).

We hope our logo helps us speak of our church’s mission and values in leading others to hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our History

Our church has a rich heritage that reaches back theologically to the 16th-century Reformation and ecclesiastically to 18th-century Prussia. Centuries ago, our spiritual forefathers were determined to hold to the Bible as the non-negotiable source of truth for worshiping God and growing in Christlikeness.


In breaking from state-sponsored churches, these people believed the Bible was the sole authority in matters of faith. They confessed the Lord's Supper as a sign of remembering Christ's death. They practiced baptism as an act for professing believers. And they promoted that governments should not direct Christians' faith and doctrine.


Shortly after the 1893 opening of the Cherokee Strip in north-central Oklahoma, Christians from Kansas and Nebraska settled in Garfield County. They began worshipping at what became known as the "Country Church" in 1897. And in 1925, the "City Church" was planted near downtown Enid. In 1960, these two churches joined together and first met for worship on June 5, 1960.