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  • OC launches children's ministry certificate program


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will launch a children’s ministry certification program this fall. The program, which can be completed in less than a year, is designed for people interested in ministering to children who want or need more preparation and training. It is the only children’s ministry certificate program of its kind in the Oklahoma City area and within the churches of Christ. “There is a huge need for basic training in children&...

  • OC to award degrees at spring commencement

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will present 284 undergraduate and 102 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 29. The ceremony for the College of Business Administration and the College of Liberal Arts will begin at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Natural and Health Sciences will be at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in OC’s ...

  • Lilly grant funds OC theology academy


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has received a $175,000 grant to establish a theology academy as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative. Named “Restore: Theology Academy at Oklahoma Christian University,” the program will provide high school students with mentors who will guide learning and connect students with scriptural and theological resources as they contemplate social, historical, and cultural ...

  • Yale scholar to discuss Christian response to Muslims at OC


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God? That’s the question Miroslav Volf will discuss at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on April 12. Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University and founding director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His OC lecture will be rooted in his 2011 book, Allah: A Christian Response. “This book challenges Christians to reconsider thinking about Muslims as people who ...

  • OC students serve on Spring Break mission trips


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Spring Break may be an escape from school for many people, but about 500 students from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) are choosing to dedicate their free time to help others through Spring Break mission campaigns. OC’s Center for Global Missions supports a group headed to Cambodia, and OC Outreach is sending two teams to Texas to serve at Impact Houston and the Boles Children’s Home. Professor of Youth and Family Ministry Dudley Chancey...

  • OC ethics team takes third at national contest


    RESTON, Virginia – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) took third place at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Reston, Virginia. OC’s student team swept Seattle Pacific University, Illinois Wesleyan University and Indiana University, and placed just ahead of the U.S. Naval Academy, to earn its highest national finish ever. Oklahoma Christian placed fifth in 2014 and had another top-10 finish last year that featured wins over the University of Michigan and Clemson University. ...

  • IFC Dialogues feature John Roberto


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – John Roberto has spent his career delving into the formation of the Christian faith, and now he’ll bring his expertise to Oklahoma Christian University (OC) for the Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues on Monday, Feb. 1. Roberto is the founder and president of Lifelong Faith Associates as well as a noted speaker and author. His literary work includes Generations of Faith Resource Manual: Lifelong Faith for the Whole Parish Community. Professor of Bible ...

  • OC to present degrees at fall commencement ceremonies

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 89 undergraduate and 136 graduate degrees at its fall commencement ceremonies this Friday, Dec. 18. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates come from 15 states and five countries, and majored in 37 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from 12 states and five countries and represent 16 graduate areas of study. Graduation Day will feature two separate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in OC&rsquo...

  • OC students win Texas Regional Ethics Bowl


    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl for the second straight year, sweeping three matches to qualify for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Showing the depth and talent of OC’s students, the team that finished second at the OK Ethics Statewide Student Ethics Challenge won the regional championship. The “Aguilas” team of junior Gabriel Gasiorowski, sophomore Seanhenry Vandyke and freshman Tyler Clark downed the ...

  • OC presents Alumni Achievement Awards

    Oklahoma Christian University’s five academic colleges and Honors Program recognized outstanding alumni during OC’s annual Homecoming festivities. The College of Biblical Studies named Allen Dutton as its distinguished alumnus in missions, Grady King as its distinguished alumnus in ministry, and Chris Langley as its distinguished alumnus in youth and family ministry. The College of Business Administration honored Mike Bosley as outstanding alumnus from OC’s Graduate School of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts 65th lectureship


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will kick off its 65th lectureship Sunday with a keynote message by Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson. Robertson is the oldest son of “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson and his wife Kay. He was a minister for 22 years at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ. He has authored or co-authored the “Duck Commander Devotional,” “Everything’s Better with a Beard,” “The Duck Commander Faith...

  • Oklahoma Christian celebrates enrollment milestones

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) set records for undergraduate, graduate and overall enrollment this fall, surpassing 2,500 total students for the first time in school history. Oklahoma Christian has 2,587 students enrolled, including a record 2,003 undergraduates. Bolstered by substantial growth in the Graduate School of Engineering and Computer Science, OC has 584 total master’s degree students enrolled, a 16 percent increase from last fall’s record ...

  • OC faculty and staff preaching in 24 churches in September


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud to give back to churches in the Oklahoma City area this month. Twenty-two members of OC’s faculty and staff will preach to 24 churches of Christ in September. This is an annual service that OC offers as part of its church relations outreach. Other cities in which OC has provided this service include Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Tulsa. “Every three years, we preach in churches in Oklahoma City,” Distinguished Professor of Bible Stafford ...

  • OC honored among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) among the best universities in the western United States. OC is 42nd in the 15-state western region and second among Oklahoma schools in the “Best Regional Universities” category, which lists institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Tuesday’s rankings release marked the 17th ...

  • OC hosts free Museum of the Bible exhibit


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host a traveling exhibit of Museum of the Bible in September. Sacra Pagina features centuries-old artifacts that highlight ways people approach and study the Bible. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will be on display in OC’s Garvey Center Art Gallery from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday from Sept. 2 through Sept. 18 (with the exception of Labor Day on Sept. 7). Some of the exhibit’s highlights include: 13th-...