our distinctives


Expository

preaching


Expository preaching is the explanation and application of a particular Biblical text with a view to personal life application. This is accomplished primarily by systematically studying through books of the Bible. The greatest value of expository preaching is the potential to let the Biblical text speak for itself and change our lives. Another value is the inability to avoid difficult issues when they are presented within the Biblical text.


2 Timothy 2:15

PRAYER

Without prayer we can do nothing of eternal value. Therefore, our aim is to be a house of prayer for all the nations (Mark 11:17). To do this we must be devoted to prayer (Romans 12:12). We pursue this goal in our corporate worship, sunday school classes, mid-week studies, and athome family-worship. 


1 Thessalonians 5:17

Participation

The church is a living body and must have working parts. Every follower of Christ should be involved in a ministry. At BCA there are a number of ways to get plugged in and use your gifts and abilities for the glory of God and the good of His church. No service for Christ is insignificant; all is valuable. Our desire is for members to be established and thriving in a ministry they are passionate about. 


Romans 12:4-8

Evangelism

We urge our members to share their faith with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances. We seek to assist and partner together with one another in reaching those with whom they currently have a relationship with. This means we will do everything we can as a church to encourage one another to do the work of an evangelist (2 Timothy 4:5).


John 4:7-30

Theological


Diversity

While we may hold positions on debatable doctrinal issues we are called to love and appreciate those who do not necessarily share the same views. Fellowship should not be avoided in light of these issues. Our union with Christ is the basis for unity with one another within the confines of evangelical orthodoxy.


Ephesians 4:1-6

BibLICAL FREEDOM

ON NON-ESSENTIALS


We adhere to the maxim, "In essentials, unity, in non-essentials, liberty, in all things, love." Every believer is free in Christ but we must be careful not to use our freedom to indulge ourselves (Galatians 5:13). As followers of Christ we are commanded to be holy in all our behavior.


Romans 14:1-23

Elder-Led church

government

The overall leadership of the church is the responsibility of the elders. This in no way diminishes the importance of the congregation. We refer to ourselves as "Elder-Led, Deacon-Served, and Congregationally-Governed." The local church is called to voluntarily submit to the servant-leadership of the elders. The elders at BCA are biblically qualified men who cooperate together in the furtherance of the Gospel and the good of Jesus' church. 


1 Peter 5:1-5