We recognize that Jesus had the big ability to think small. While He shared with the multitudes, He spent an increasingly greater amount of time with the 72, the 12 disciples and then the three - His "core." MORE
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As BCC is doing it’s part to slow the spread of Covid-19, Ignite Youth is also making our weekly meetings accessible via Zoom. Although our digital meetings will not allow for us to play games and eat great food, the heart of Ignite will remain the same- to show our students Jesus and encourage them to grow in their faith with direct application from God’s Word. We meet each Thursday evening 6:30-7:30pm. We know that this season in life may feel overwhelming to our students, but it is an opportunity to pour into each other and dig deeper into our relationships with the Lord. If your high school student (grade 9-12) is interested in joining our weekly meeting, send an email to Ignite@bccdelmar.org.
Sunday School will continue to use the SuperBook curriculum that your child is familiar with. Each week we will update the video link below, which will take you to the videos for the Sunday lesson. Your child may watch the videos anytime during the week in preparation for "Sunday School" which will take place on Sundays at 10am. In order to increase meeting security, we will email parents the meeting link and password each week.
Video Link (password is: Psalm91).
We understand that these are uncertain days and that your child’s routine has been interrupted. Trying to manage “homeschooling” while also likely working from home is challenging. In no way do we want to put more burdens upon you and your family in this time. However, the only real answer to the challenges that we face in our homes and in this world is to come to Jesus. You may find it difficult to talk with your children about what is happening. Go HERE for a helpful resource.
We are a people called to pray for and with one another. Leonard Ravenhill said of prayer: God doesn't answer prayer - He answers desperate prayer. Especially in these trying times, we want to desperately seek the Lord in prayer together. Please submit a prayer request by going HERE.
As we work to bring new ways to engage together in prayer, worship and the word, we also recognize that for some there is a need to engage in even more practical ways. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we are called to truly love one another (Matthew 25:35-40). In that spirit of love and service, we are asking you to please let us know if you need any assistance. Whatever your situation, if you need any assistance, please email us HERE. We would also remind you and encourage you, especially in this time, to please check on neighbors, friends and family who may be isolated. Even a phone call can lift someone’s spirits. Please remember that God is still on the throne. He is not shaken. He is not afraid. He is trustworthy and true. We can lean upon Him as we lean upon one another.
Small groups are the lifeblood of the relational church that makes BCC so special. During this time, many small groups are staying connected by utilizing technology, such as using Zoom video as well as by text, FaceTime, and by phone. Each small group leader is determining how best to use technology to maintain connectedness as we navigate this time. BCC has provided tools to enable leaders to more easily connect. If you have any questions, please contact your small group leader or email the office.
In our desire to keep our staff and their families, as well as our visitors safe during this time, the church buildings, including the office will be closed until further notice. While the office is closed, the work of the ministry continues. We have access to email and voicemail and remain available to serve the church body. You can email the church at email@example.com. The church phone number is (518) 439-3135.
Out of necessity to protect especially the most vulnerable in our church community, we have prayerfully and regrettably concluded that we will not gather for Sunday Worship. We are recording worship and a message which will provide an opportunity for us to "gather" together to worship, pray and receive solid teaching. Our recorded Sunday Worship Service will be available HERE
It is our desire to provide clear and concise information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic; and what our response and responsibility as a church is. We know that you may be concerned. There is likely some in our own community, family or in the church who is sick or will become so. Our responsibility as a church is to help provide for the well-being of our church body, and to compassionately care for those in need among and around us. We do not know when this will end. But we do know that God has a plan for His church in the midst of this storm. We encourage you to take this opportunity to reach out to your neighbors, friends, co-workers and families. Encourage them to find peace in the only place they can find it - in Christ Jesus! Be a light in the darkness around you. Be kind, considerate and loving, and please don't neglect the fellowship of the believers. Call upon those in the church, especially those who may be alone. Offer a hand to run for groceries, bake some cookies or just pray with someone.
Lets BE the church!
Pastor Andrew has recorded a video message sharing the latest information regarding the reopening of church. A letter from the Elders has also been emailed to the church and is available HERE.
Please join us in seeking the heart of the Father as we lift these prayer requests up to the Lord
Please pray for Annemarie on the passing of her sister Arlene. Arlene was a follower of Christ and is now rejoicing with the Lord.
From a faithful nursing home worker: I work at a nursing and rehab center and have been called back early from long ago planned time off. Some residents and staff have the virus and we are diligently fighting to eliminate it from our facility. Residents and staff alike are anxious and some people have abandoned ship. I ask for protection not only for myself but for the residents I serve. Pray for strength, wisdom, unity, peace and perseverance for all staff and families waiting to be reunited with their loved ones again. Amen and Amen!
Tressa, who lives in Kingston, Oklahoma, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. "My cancer has become inoperable, the main objective now is to keep me comfortable... they've given me 3 to 6 months... hopefully I can have immunotherapy to help shrink this tumor in my gut to help with the pain... I'm asking for prayers."
Please pray for our daughter-in-law’s mother, Alma. One year ago, on her 61st birthday, she was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer which quickly metastasized to her lungs and lymph nodes. She has been through radiation and 3 different chemo regimens, none of which have been effective. She is on oxygen and strong pain meds and is weak and tired. They are blessed to all be believers and have been an incredible witness for Christ through this trial. As we pray for God’s good and perfect will to be done in her life, we humbly ask for a miracle, for a touch from the healer!