All of our ministry must be based on the Scripture. We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and that it alone is the final rule for the faith and practice of individual believers and the Church. While we value the tradition of Church history, and the opinions of godly men and women, only the teaching of the Scripture is binding on the heart and conscience of the Church.
This also means that the teaching of the Scripture has a vital place in the ministry of our Church. We believe the careful exposition of the biblical text is one of the greatest needs in the Church today, and therefore we devote ourselves to the study and observance of the Word, and to teaching it in the Church (Ezra 7:10).
Finally, this also means that we encourage everyone in the Church to be a student of the Word of God. We believe that God commends those who do not simply accept what they are told, even by respected Church leaders, but have the integrity to examine the Scriptures for themselves and see if the message is biblical (Acts 17:11).
This means that our focus as a church is on Christ Himself. While we believe that involvement in the affairs of the community, social activities for people in the church and discussion regarding the issues of our day are important and have a place in the life of the church, the central focus must always be Christ Himself. No other activities or issues must shift our primary focus from Christ Himself.
Additionally, this means that while we affirm the importance of various roles for church leaders, the focus is never to be on the leaders, but on Christ. He is the Great Shepherd of the Sheep (Hebrews 13:20), the Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18) and the One True foundation on which the Church is built (1 Corinthians 3:11).
We believe that the Church is meant to be more than a group of people who come together one time a week. Rather, it is to be a community of people experiencing the life of Jesus Christ together in all of life. Therefore, we do all we can to encourage the building of close relationships between the members of our church. Through the use of fellowship dinners, small groups (Bible studies, prayer groups, home groups, etc.) and periodic special events, we are building a strong sense of community in the church.
Furthermore, a local church should be a community that cares for others. The church is called by Jesus to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the world. For this reason, BRCC is deeply involved in both missions work around the world and also serving our local community. These areas are a major part of our budget, our prayer life, and our efforts as a community.
We hope that you will be able to come and join our caring community, and to experience with us the love of our God, and to share His love with others in our hurting world.