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Church Life

We have a full variety of ministries on offer here at BCC. There really is something for everyone and we encourage you to get involved and be blessed!

 

GETTING CONNECTED

At BCC we have various groups running weekly, fortnightly or monthly, these are great opportunities for getting connected with other members of the church and to develop your relationship with God and others. Click on the logo to see more information.

COURSES RUN BY BCC

We run various courses during the year, either regularly or ad hoc.

Discovery | Foundations | Freedom in Christ | Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing Parenting Enrichment | Marriage Enrichment | CAP Money

BASILEIA BIBLE SCHOOL

The church runs a Bible School for further study of the Word of God. Further details concerning the Bible School click on the following logo:

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CHILDREN’S WORK

Whilst the Church is a place for people of all ages the teaching section of the main service does not really cater for small children.
Our Sunday morning children’s ministry is divided into 4 groups:

NewGen

A group for the younger end of our youth group, school years 8 – 10.

GenR8

A group for those aged between 10 and 12 years old.

Kingdom Kids

Available for those aged 4 to 9 years old. Each week a different Bible story is taken and explained to the children with an appropriate activity. The group is working systematically through the whole Bible and it is aimed that children will cover all the major Bible stories twice during their time in this group.

Little Fishes

A crèche for babies and children under 4. It also includes teaching of Bible stories, craft and fun activities used to encourage the very young to learn spiritual truths at a level they can understand.

BCC YOUTH

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Our youth group is tailored for 13-19 years old. Children of this age face a lot of peer pressure and our desire is not for them to ignore it but to equip them with the tools they need in order for them to overcome the challenges they face in society. We also want to see the youth energized so that they can begin to realise the gifting that God has given them and make an impact in their generation. The Youth Ministry of BCC is led by Richard Bradbury and Amanda Bashford.

This work is vibrant and active and fast moving. For a full list of Youth Activities and opportunities available within BCC follow the link by clicking on the logo.

16-21s GROUP

Meetings will be twice a month on 1st & 3rd Mondays 5 – 6.30p.m at BCC offices.

We will start with pizza and some healthier salad bits, drinks and chat. No charge for this.

1st meeting – PPP: pizza, plan, prayer. Plan the next few weeks together because this is your group.
2nd meeting – Ethical and life issues. You choose the subjects to discuss and someone of your choice from the church to invite in to join us.
3rd meeting – Social of your choice.
4th meeting – Your life. We will eat together then split into single sex groups. Will tell you more about this at the first meeting.

Half term week it would be good to meet up for a planned bold action or act of kindness.

You are welcome to bring a friend to the meetings provided they have left year 11 at school and are age 16-21 but please check with me first.

If you would like to join us and you are age 18-30 please contact Angie angies@beverleycommunitychurch.org

CHOSEN WOMEN

In Beverley Community Church we feel that it is paramount that women find their place in God’s house and play a part in what goes on. We are here to help all women to become better wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. It is important that women know their worth and that they are empowered to do the work that God has sent them to do in His house and as individuals. Chosen Women is a series of activities aimed at encouraging women to find their destiny in God. The group meets from time to time in a variety of venues for both social and spiritual activities. These activities also encourage friendship with other women and growth in their relationship with God. Included within the programme is an annual residential weekend where the women come together for a dynamic time of encounter with God. These normally take place in the beautiful setting of the North York Moors and have never failed to be a time of great blessing for all who attend.

On a weekly basis, the women of the church meet at 10:00 on a Friday morning for coffee, fellowship and Bible study. (See Getting Connected for more information.)

WORSHIP

Worship is an essential part of the Christian Faith and one of the ways in which we love to worship God is through music. The worship team is filled with dedicated members who are passionate about singing praises and worshipping God with the beautiful voices and instruments that God has given them. Being a part of this team requires dedication, commitment and a love for music. The team practices together weekly and meets together from time to time for teaching, envisioning and practical musicianship. If you have a gift for music and a heart to worship and would like to get involved, please speak to one of the Worship leaders.

The worship team is lead by Natalie Clark.

INTERCESSORS

Intercession is about praying on the behalf of others. The prayer team encourages everyone in the church to pray together for issues they may be facing personally and issues that are present in our society. The bible says in Ephesians 6:17-18: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…”

Come and join our prayer team, at 6:30 on a Sunday evening. ALL ARE WELCOME!

NATIONAL ACTIVITIES

We believe it is important that we also look beyond our local communities and get involved in church activities on a national and international level. We relate to the GroundLevel network of churches and seek to have a growing influence for good in our nation, affecting society in any way that we can, to be prophetic, to model Word and Spirit, relationship and kingdom. As a church we are actively involved in staging One Event each year.

INTERNATIONAL

We have also started to form a relationship with the Church in India and believe that God has called us to commit to investing in the development of the local church in Hyderabad for His glory and our mutual benefit.

Activities Have Included:

  • Bible Teaching
  • Worship Conferences
  • Youth Ministry
  • Outreach Activities
  • Children’s Leaders Training
  • PA Assistance

We are continuing to develop this ministry as God opens up the opportunities.

EXPRESSIONS OF BCC

BCC runs one Missional Community. This is not a separate church but a stream of activity with a missional focus in a specific area. The Idea is that the missional community in a given area will attempt to reach out to that specific neighbourhood in different ways to bring people to faith and into full membership of the church. This missional community is as follows:

Link_logoBrandesburton Link which meets in the Methodist Church Hall in Brandesburton and seeks to reach out to Brandesburton and the surrounding villages.

SOCIAL ACTION

As a church we believe strongly that the gospel means helping those in need practically as well as spiritually. To this end we run a number of Social Action programmes including:

Street Angels

Street Angels is run from the BCC offices once per week on a Saturday night. It is an interdenominational group of people who go out on the streets to help vulnerable people who may have consumed too much alcohol. This group have been rtrained to assist with all kinds of needs.

CAP – Christians Against Poverty

BCC has a number of trained CAP workers who are able to give money management advice to those who need it.

Pregnancy Crisis

BCC is developing a Pregnancy Crisis service to offer pre and post abortion counselling.

Oranges & Lemons

Oranges and Lemons is a parent and toddler’s group run by members of Beverley Community Church. It is held each week on a Monday morning at 10:00am in the Molescroft Pavilion. All are welcome, both members of the church and members of the local community.

Care Home Visits

We also go into a number of Care Homes in the Beverley area, conducting a ‘Songs of Praise’ type service to the older residents of the vicinity.

RESTORATION CENTRE

We don’t live in a perfect world.

Life has struggles and at times we need support. We may suffer with stress, anxiety, depression, fears, relationship problems, addictions, unhealthy lifestyles or have other areas of need.

We can make changes to resolve these things and to be free to live our lives to the full. 

Support is available from The Restoration Centre for the following: Parenting, Marriage and Relationships, Anger Management, Pastoral Counselling, Spiritual Support, Bereavement and Loss, Friendship and Social Activities, Anxiety, Depression, Fears, Worries, Financial Guidance, Parents Apart, Self-esteem, Guilt, Self-harm, Post Abortion Counselling, Pregnancy Crisis and Life Coaching.

Have a closer look at the support available by clicking on the link.

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