The mission of the BICF is to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and to teach people to obey all the commandments given to humankind by Jesus Christ
To build a vibrant,reproducing community unified in Christ, that embraces and transforms people of all nations to impact their cities, their nations, and the world for Christ.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are God-Centered – God is our source of passion and strength. We worship Him vibrantly and depend on him with prayer and fasting. We are rooted in the word, full of the Spirit and our lives are characterized by holiness and sanctification.
We are Relationship Oriented – we model loving relationships and encourage intimacy and transparency. We promote strong Christ -centered individuals and families, aim to meet people at their point of need and are growing in community.
We are in Unity – we are focused on Jesus Christ and are forgiving and accepting enjoying strength in diversity. We honor one another, seek common ground and learn from each other.
We are Mission Focused – we boldly proclaim the gospel and are intentionally gathering the world to reach the world. We are systematically transforming people into reproducing disciples and give generously to reach others.
We are Reproducing – we are a growing and learning organism not a static organization which equips and empowers each other to use our gifts for impact. We promote multiplication of disciples, small groups ministries and churches.
We are Catalytic – in building God’s kingdom we are exercising stewardship of our established networks, sharing our experience, people and resources. We are developing cooperative efforts and “synergy” expanding our reach and effectiveness and learning from others.
Now unto him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever Ephesians 3:20-21
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, without error and infallible in the original manuscripts. We believe the Bible is the final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20; Psalm 19:7-9)
We believe there is one God, existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and possessing the same attributes and perfections. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God. (John 10:33) We believe in: His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:17; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15,7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16)
The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, dwells in every true believer. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16-17) We believe that the Holy Spirit seals and indwells every believer, spiritually uniting them with one another (Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:9; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe the Holy Spirit enables the trusting, obedient believer to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18) and continues to endow believers with gifts for the purpose of building up the body, for the common good, just as He wills. (1 Corinthians l2: 4-11)
The Condition of Man:
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in innocence, and without sin. In Adams’s sin humanity fell, inherited a sinful nature, became spiritually dead and alienated from God. We believe that, within himself, man is incapable of redeeming himself from his lost and depraved condition. (Genesis 1:26; 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-18, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)
The Work of Christ:
We believe that God’s eternal Son, Jesus Christ, became man, without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe Christ voluntarily offered Himself as our sacrificial substitute on the cross, satisfying God’s righteous judgment against sin. We believe God’s only provision for our sin is Christ’s death on our behalf, through which God reconciles us to Himself. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
We believe that salvation from the penalty of sin is a gift of God’s grace, cannot be gained by any work, and is provided on the single ground of trust in Christ’s work on the cross. All who trust Christ in this way are forgiven of their sins and born into God’s family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:16-19; Romans 3:23; 5:1-9; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
We believe that the church, called in Scripture the Body of Christ, is a spiritual organism and that every true believer is a member of His Body. We also believe that Scripture affirms the establishment and continuation of local churches, groups of Christian believers called together for worship, instruction, fellowship and service. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42, 13:1)
We believe that at the moment of death, the souls of all who trust in Christ for salvation immediately enter Christ’s presence, awaiting the resurrection of life. We believe that at death the souls of all who do not trust Christ for salvation immediately enter into conscious separation from God, awaiting the resurrection of condemnation, the eternal consequence of unbelief. (Luke 16:19-26; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15)