An interactive journey to the manger.

Call & Make Your Reservations Today! November 30 - December 3

+1 (417) 210-4717

Back to Bethlehem is an interactive, walk-through, live nativity that that will take you back to 1st Century Bethlehem. A Bethlehem native will lead you through the busy city streets. You will visit with shepherds and their flocks, experience an open-air marketplace with hundreds of towns people selling their wares. Come and encounter the first Christmas. Journey back to Bethlehem and hear from the local shepherds who heard the angels’ wonderful promises. Witness the infant in the manger. Reclaim the true meaning of Christmas.

We need you for Back to Bethlehem! Casting for costumed characters (speaking and non-speaking) is going on NOW!   Performances will be Nov 30 – Dec 3 in the evenings.  Rehearsals will be a rolling start on Sunday evenings. Direct sign up links are below. Please make sure you hit the submit button.  Any questions? Text Kathy Trantham at 417-581-8124 We need around 100 people to commit to speaking parts and 100 people who are non-speaking townspeople of ALL ages!
For those new to FBCO, what is Back To Bethlehem? We build the town of Bethlehem in our parking lot! Guests from the community experience a guided, interactive walk-through drama in first-century Bethlehem through a marketplace, shepherd encounter, live animals, reading from the Scripture in a synagogue, to the inn and manger where a short film presents the complete gospel AFTER the birth of Jesus Christ. The next scene fast-forwards to an imprisoned apostle Paul explaining the message of Christ to his jailer.

In the three years FBCO has presented Back To Bethlehem, about 6500 people have attended. What a great opportunity we all have to spread the good news of Jesus Christ! Another blessing?  Back to Bethlehem is a fantastic way to get to know our brothers and sisters in Christ at FBCO.

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Group Reservations

Reservations are not required, but encouraged with groups of 6 or more. To reserve a time slot for your group call +1 (417) 210-4717.  Make sure to pick up B2B invite cards that are available on the info table in the Commons.

General Information

• In the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. • Open to the public. • Free Admission.