We believe that the church is God’s people functioning in a way that brings His Kingdom to every sphere of our lives, including home, work and recreation time and not just focussed on corporate worship and teaching times. We are a body and we should expect ALL to play their part.
However, we also recognise that God gifts and calls certain people for key roles within His church, it is clear throughout scripture that God users leaders in this way. The role of leaders within the church is to encourage, support, teach, correct and lead. Indeed the primary role and responsibility is laid out in Ephesians 4: “to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”.
BCC’s leadership, oversight and governance is made up of three distinct functions but there is some individual
cross-over between two or all three of the groups in some cases.