About Us

Bowling Green Christian Church (BGCC) is a healthy, vibrant congregation postured well to impact its community in powerful ways. The staff is energized with a culture of friendship, mutual respect, personal responsibility, and team collaboration. The elders are unified and supportive of the staff team. Founded in 1963, BGCC is an independent Christian church aligned with the Restoration Movement. These roots have led BGCC over the decades to grow into an inter-denominational church focused on uniting in Christ. BGCC is a congregation comfortable with diversity of opinion and know that they are called to unity not conformity. BGCC is a generationally diverse congregation with a heavy representation of newlywed couples, young families, and youth joining together in worship. BGCC membership is about 400 with an average in-person worship of over 225 every Sunday (over 300 pre-Covid). In 2016, BGCC doubled their facility size when they built the WOC (Worship & Outreach Center) with very little debt. In addition to their contemporary worship service they have an active Kids' Place ministry on Sunday mornings. Sunday nights are alive with activity when AWANA (Pre-K - 3rd grade), Bridge (4th & 5th grades), and Student Ministry (6th - 12th grades) meet. Throughout the week BGCC has Community Groups meeting in people's homes or at the church campus. BGCC is active in their community and partners with other area churches to show Christ's love to Bowling Green. Through MEALS INC, they make sure meals get delivered every Saturday to local residents in need. During winter months BGCC opens their doors to homeless residents in need of a place to sleep, eat, and shower. They also work with Bristow Elementary school to provide things like Christmas assistance and school supplies. Additionally, they partner with the Christian Student Fellowship at Western Kentucky University in ministering to over 15,000 college students. There are also several international missionary organizations that are currently supported by BGCC. BGCC is healthy today and moving into the next chapter of ministry with strength through a season of intentional succession. BGCC Distinctives: We believe leaders are grounded by their own personal spirituality as described by Eugene Peterson in Under the Unpredictable Plant and/or Working the Angles. We resonate with the North Point model of ministry and require our leadership to read Andy Stanley’s book Deep & Wide. We believe in unity over conformity (see sermon video on unity). We want to set the boundaries of belief as far out as scripture will let us. We enjoy the fellowship of those with diverse theology (see sermon video on scripture)

Bowling Green Christian Church
1912 Smallhouse Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
United States
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Our values

  • Collaborative
  • Community Focused
  • Welcoming/ Hospitable
  • Prayer

Congregational Stories

Sermon: Unity Over Conformity

Sermon: Scripture