What We Believe
We are a church who loves to help you connect with JESUS - He's our Maker, PEOPLE - Faith is a community thing, & PURPOSE - God has plans for you!
We believe that connecting with Jesus is what we where made for.
So at BBC we encourage you to connect with Jesus - He is both the Creator-God of this world & the human being who came to renew this broken world.
Our Sunday Gatherings are a great place to connect with Jesus.
We believe the best way to grow in your faith journey is in community with God’s people.
So at BBC we encourage you to connect with other people in church life.
Our Connect Groups are a great place to connect with others.
We believe that the story of Jesus continues in the lives of His people - living out His purposes & priorities.
So at BBC we encourage you to connect with God’s purpose for you & to share the story of Jesus so that all people have opportunity to find connection with Jesus.
Our serving teams are a great place to connect with God’s purpose for you.
The Long Version
For those who appreciate precise detail:
We believe that:
The one, true and living God exists eternally in three divine Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are one in substance, power and in eternity.
(Gen 1:26; Ex 3:2-6; Deut 6:4; Ps 2; John 1:1-18, 10:30; Rom 9:5; Col 2:9)
The Triune God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption, and the final judgement.
(Gen 1:1; Ps 135:5-7; Dan 4:34-35; Eph 1:11)
The Bible, 39 books of OT and 27 books of NT, is God's Word written, and therefore entirely true and trustworthy, powerful to accomplish all God's purpose. It is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.
(Ps 19:7- 11; Is 55:11; 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Pet 1:19-21)
Human beings are created in God’s image but are now universally sinful, guilty and responsible before God rendering everyone subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
(Jer 17:9; Rom 1:18; Rom 3:19-20)
Satan exists and his intent is malignant.
(Matt 4:1-11; 1 Pet 5:8; 2 Cor 11:14)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one divine person with two natures. He was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, lived a real and sinless life, was crucified, buried, rose to life, ascended into heaven and will one day return in the same way he left.
(Matt 1:21-23; 25:31-46; Luke 24:1-47; John 1:1; 19:17-19,28-37; Acts 1:9-11; Col 3:1; 1 Thess 4:14-17; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 4:14-16;)
Jesus Christ will return one day to earth to establish his kingdom and judge the world: the righteous to eternal joy while unbelievers to endless suffering.
(Matt 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil 3:20; 1 Thess 4:15; 2 Thess.1:7-10; 2 Tim 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor 4:5; 15; Rev 20:4-6,11-15)
Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and humanity. He redeemed those who trust in him from the penalty, power, and ultimately, the presence of sin. Salvation is found only through the once and for all time sacrificial death of Jesus Christ our representative and substitute.
(John 14:6; Eph 1:7-8; 1 Tim 2:5; Hebrews 7:26- 28; 9:11-15)
Justification is God's act of undeserved mercy, in which sinners are pardoned all their sins, and accepted as righteous in God's sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to them. Justification is received by faith alone.
(Rom 3:21-30; Gal 2:16-20)
God the Holy Spirit is necessary to make the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, bringing them to new life and granting them repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
(John 3:1-11; Acts 1:1-8; Eph 2:8-9)
The Holy Spirit indwells all those thus regenerated, producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and empowering them for their witness in the world.
(Acts 1:6-8; 2:37-42; Rom 8:29; Gal 4:4-7)
Sanctification is a cooperative work between the Holy Spirit and the believer. Believers actively pursue holiness without which no one will see God.
The church universal is the body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.
(1 Cor 12:13; Eph 2:11-19)
The local assembly or congregation to which Christ commands all believers join is for mutual edification and the performance of the public service that he requires of them in the world.
(Matt 18:15-20; Acts 14:21-23; 1 Tim 3:14-16)
The Lord Jesus commanded the practice of baptism. Baptism is by full immersion in water of those who profess repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ and signifies the washing away of sin and union with Christ.
(Matt 28:18-20; Acts 22:16; Rom 6:1-6)
The Lord Jesus commanded the practice of the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial to Jesus’ death, a time of communion with him, a proclamation of the meaning of his death and a sign of anticipation of his return.
(Matt 26:26-28; 1 Cor 11:23-26)
The risen Christ gave a commission to his people go into the entire world preaching the good news of Jesus Christ to all nations.
(Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
Everyone will be physically raised to life on the last day.
(Matt 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil 3:20; 1 Thess 4:15; 2 Tim 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor 4:5; 1 Cor 15; 2 Thess 1:7-10; Rev 20:4-6,11-15)
Marriage is the union of a man and woman voluntarily entered into for life. Marriage signifies the relationship between Jesus Christ and his people.
(Gen 2:18-25; Mark 10:6-9; Eph 5:21)
(Taken from our Constitution)