Preaching Scholarships

Oklahoma Christian cares deeply about preparing the next generation of preachers. Through the generosity of donors that share a passion for equipping preachers, we are excited to be able to offer significant Preaching Scholarships. These Preaching Scholarships can be combined with and awarded on top of other OC financial awards such as other Academic and Bible scholarships.

To Audition for a Preaching Scholarship:

No later than March 15, complete all of the steps below.

1. If you have not already done so, fill out the New Student Scholarship Application

2. Click here to create an application account. This account will allow you to easily submit the needed items below through a student dashboard. As part of this process, you will be emailed a special code that you will use to log in to your dashboard. Be sure to keep this code, as you will need it each time you access your dashboard.

3. Using the student dashboard, send a request to a church leader asking them to fill out a Student Recommendation Form. 

4. From the dashboard, submit a one-page sermon synopsis containing the following:

  • One primary biblical text.
  • A focus statement - a short description of the central theme of the sermon - what the sermon is about.
  • A function statement - a short description of the desired change in the hearers - what the sermon aims to do.
  • A brief outline of the introduction, main body (points or moves), and conclusion.

5. Also from the dashboard, submit an 5-10 minute video of the applicant preaching the sermon described in the one-page synopsis. This video will need to be in an MPEG4 format.

If you have any problems with this application process, please contact Dr. Doug Peters at doug.peters@oc.edu or Mr. Josh Bailey at josh.bailey@oc.edu.