|Berean Bible Church is a
non-denominational church located
in the beautiful city of Oxford, Ohio,
that began on October 5, 2008 by
Dr. Tim Eaton. Berean Bible Church
is a non-denominational Christian
church. The name of our church is
inspired by the Bereans, mentioned
in the Bible (book of Acts) because of
their desire to know Jesus Christ and
study God's Word, the Bible.
Berean Bible Church exists to bring
glory to God through lives changed
by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
"The brothers immediately sent
Paul and Silas away by night to
Berea, and when they arrived
they went into the Jewish
synagogue. Now these Jews were
more noble than those in
Thessalonica; they received the
word with all eagerness,
examining the Scriptures daily
to see if these things were so."
At Berean Bible Church, we use
expository teaching, which simply
means, that we cover entire books of
the Bible, verse by verse. In doing
so, we obtain a full understanding of
what the original author, inspired by
God, meant. We also avoid the
temptation to skip over passages that
are challenging or even
uncomfortable. You could say that
we confront 'the good, the bad, and
the ugly' as it appears in the Bible.
While being thorough in our
coverage of the holy scriptures, we
also strive to make them
understandable and applicable to
Berean Bible Church is a diverse
community of believers whose desire
is to love and serve the residents of
the City of Oxford, Ohio, its
surrounding region and the students
of Miami University by sharing our
passion about Jesus Christ. Our
Sunday morning and Wednesday
evening gatherings are designed so
that people searching for the answer
to life's complexities and problems
can be introduced to the God of
unconditional love, amazing grace
and unfailing mercy. We are young
and old, rich and poor, casual and
formal, traditional and modern. We
invite you to join us in a relaxed
atmosphere as we worship God with
traditional and contemporary songs,
pray, fellowship with one another,
and hear God's Word, the BIBLE.
|5150 College Corner Pike
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
What is the mission of Berean Bible Church?
The mission of Berean Bible Church is to bring glory to God through lives changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Who is the pastor?
Dr. Tim Eaton, an accounting professor, is the pastor and senior leader.
Does Oxford, Ohio need another church?
A fair question. Although our city has many churches, it also has over 27,000 residents and certainly not enough worship space for all of
them. We believe that God is inviting our friends and neighbors into a relationship with Jesus Christ and we want to provide an additional
worship space for our city. Our desire is to create an environment where people of every age group, racial or ethnic group, income, and
educational level can come together and worship Jesus Christ.
I’m interested in visiting one of your services. What is it like?
Although our worship service begins at 10:45am, some folks arrive at 10:15am to begin brewing coffee. Most begin arriving around 10:30am
and socialize over coffee before the service begins. We open our service with a short sharing and prayer time. We sing both traditional and
contemporary songs for about 15-20 minutes and then listen to a message preached from God’s Word, the Bible. We mostly use expository
preaching, although we sometimes have a topical message or series of messages. Expository preaching means that we cover entire books of
the Bible, verse by verse. In doing so, we obtain a full understanding of what the original author meant. We also avoid the temptation to skip
over passages that are challenging or uncomfortable. While being thorough, we also strive to make the Bible understandable. We generally
conclude with a time of prayer. The atmosphere is casual and unhurried, and people continue to socialize long after the service concludes.
I am a parent. Will my children fit into Berean Bible Church?
Yes, even though we are a small church, there are currently more children and teens than adults. Children are welcome and currently worship
with adults during our weekend services. We desire to create a family-based culture where families are able to worship together as much as
possible, not separately.
Berean Bible Church provides Children's Church for pre-primary and primary aged children every Sunday morning. Children learn both Old and
New Testament lessons in unit studies from a dynamic, colorful curriculum. Lessons include Bible study, a healthy snack, and a craft to
reinforce the lesson. Children worship with their families for prayer and congregational singing and are then dismissed for age-appropriate
We also provide a 'nursing room' with a changing table, crib and rocking chairs for parents with little children who are too young or not ready
to be separated from their parents for Children's Church.
I am a Miami University student. Will I fit in at Berean Bible Church?
Absolutely! Dr. Eaton, our pastor, is a professor and he promises not to give exams or assign papers. We’re thankful that Miami University has
so many student ministries, but our hope is to serve students by welcoming them into our homes and being an extended family during their
college years. We also hope that students will find a place to serve the community through a local church.
Is Berean Bible Church part of another movement or denomination?
No. Berean Bible Church is an independent, non-denominational church. Our current regular attenders come from a variety of Christian
backgrounds. No matter your background or particular faith tradition, we want you to feel welcome at our gatherings.
Does Berean Bible Church support missions?
Yes, just as foreign missionaries move to a distant land and immerse themselves in the culture of those they are serving, we believe that we
are called by God to support those who have answered that calling. We presently support many missions/missionaries:
Serve City/Chosen (ministering to the needs of the homeless population in our area) (www.servecitychosen.org) Hamilton, Ohio;
Oxford Women's Care Center (ministering to the needs of women and their families) (oxfordwomenscarecenter.wordpress.com/) Oxford, Ohio;
Roever Evangelistic Association/Eagles Summit Ranch (to intervene in reestablishing the hope and will of wounded warriors, while medical
intervention puts them back on their feet with artificial limbs but it cannot place them back on their feet spiritually) (www.daveroever.org) Ft.
Horizon International (exists to create a world of hope for AIDS orphans in Africa whose objective is to raise up, out of the tragedy of the
HIV/AIDS pandemic, a new generation of leaders who follow Jesus Christ "one child at a time." (horizoninternationalinc.com) Pendleton, IN.
Would Berean Bible Church describe itself as part of the emerging church?
Maybe. It depends on your definition of emerging church. To many within the evangelical community, “emerging” is the latest buzz word for
“cool, hip church”. The good news of Jesus Christ has always been countercultural – we’re not sure it’s ever been hip and cool. However, we
are passionate about communicating God’s love and mercy (the good news of Jesus Christ) to emerging generations in our community in a way
that is deep and moving, yet accessible and understandable.
Do you collect money? How is it spent?
We believe that the regular attenders of Berean Bible Church should support the church financially. We do not pass an offering plate and we
do not pressure anyone to give money, however a collection box is available for those who desire to support Berean Bible Church and its
missions. There are no paid staff; church staff members volunteer their time, whether it is the pastor, the ministers or the cleaning crew, we
are here to serve Our Heavenly Father and YOU!
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
You can contact us via e-mail or call the church office at (513) 523-4040.
|Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and
it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that
it was good. -Genesis 1:9-10 NKJV
You may be like me and love watching the Olympics. Have you ever dreamed of going for a gold medal? I can dream but know that I will never win an Olympic medal. I
couldn’t even make the team. But that got me to thinking about my life as a Christian. God has already given me the privilege of joining His team and I’m told by Paul “Do you
not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to
receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Have you heard of the Olympic Runner, Eric Liddell, made famous by the Oscar winning movie Chariots of Fire? He
won Gold in the 1924 Olympics but what most people don’t know is what happened next. He gave his life to be a missionary in China ultimately dying at a young age in
obscure internment camp while sharing and living out the Gospel. Which Gold was greater for Eric Liddell? Which one should be more important to me? I may never win an
Olympic Gold medal but I can be inspired to go for the true Gold by living my life to fulfill the great commission.
-Dr. Tim Eaton, Pastor
|Join us as Pastor Tim leads us in an expository
(verse by verse) study of
The Gospel of
10:45am service on Sunday mornings.
The word Gospel means “Good News!” Matthew provides the
first and longest account of the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is
unique in that it was written first to the Jewish people who
were waiting for their Messiah. In this study we explore in-
depth the theme of how Jesus is the Messiah, and our Savior as
He preached and lived the Kingdom of God. At Berean Bible
Church, our emphasis is on God’s Word and not man’s ideas.
This detailed study of Matthew will help you better understand
the life, teachings and works of Jesus Christ.
|Barry Gray is taking us on a journey through
Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm
|You are invited to join us on Sunday
mornings at 10am, as Jason Clark
leads us in a study of the Christian
allegory, Pilgrim's Progress (by
John Bunyon/1678). We are
following the novel's main
character, Christian, and his journey
from "the City of Destruction" to
the "Celestial City" and as it relates
to the Bible and our Christian walk
through this life.
|Bringing Glory to God through lives
changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sunday School: 10am
Sunday Morning Service: 10:45am
Children's Church: 11:15am
(after Praise & Worship)
Wednesday Evening Service: 7:30pm