OBC is alive with activities to supplement a student’s education and to provide a break from classroom routine. These activities give students opportunities to use skills and principles which they have learned in the classroom. The activities provide Christian service opportunities while helping the individual student develop his own spiritual life and pattern of living.
All students are required to participate in a variety of extracurricular Christian service activities sponsored by the church and college. These activities are under the direction of and attended by the administration and staff.
Church Membership and Attendance
Students moving to the Oklahoma City area are required to join and attend WHBC. Students coming from churches of like faith and practice within the Oklahoma City area may keep their membership in their home churches and fulfill their Christian service assignments there. One of the most important goals of OBC is to impart to its students an energetic enthusiasm for the local church which has characterized the ministry of WHBC.
Chapel meets every day and is kept “hot” by the faculty and staff of the college. Many well-known preachers from across the United States and missionaries from around the world come to speak at OBC. All students in OBC attend chapel and take notes as a required part of their Christian service responsibilities and as an integral part of their Christian education curriculum. Dormitory students are required to attend chapel every day, while off-campus students are required to attend on the days their classes meet. Such training, however, although required to graduate, does not produce formal credit hours toward the diploma.
The bus ministry gives the students the opportunity to learn first-hand what being a servant is all about. Students are not only taught about the ministry, but also how to be directly involved in the operation. All students are required to successfully complete training on a bus route for two initial semesters; however, such training, although required for graduation, does not produce formal credit hours toward the diploma.Dorm students must and all other students may elect to continue training on a bus route the rest of the time they are enrolled at OBC, which can produce formal credit hours toward the diploma. The bus ministry allows the students the privilege to be used by God as a soul winner in reaching many lost souls for Christ.
Our dormitories are maintained for students in order to provide economical lodging and to give students a “home away from home”. College policy requires all single students who are under twenty-five years of age and not to the head of a household or living with a parent of guardian to live in the dormitory.
OBC believes that all students should keep physically fit and provides physical education courses and athletic facilities for students’ benefit and enjoyment. The college offers intermural basketball and other sports on demand.
Rules and Regulations
Specific policies applying to the various areas of life on the campus and in residence halls are in the student handbook, which is given to each student at orientation. Students will find that the rules are reasonable and necessary for successful Christian living while enrolled in OBC.