If you know anything about BHBC, you should know that we want to be a church with focus. That focus is God's glory. God is revealing Himself to the world and He is using imperfect people to do it. We are definitely imperfect people, but nevertheless, people whom God might choose to use. We summarize what we feel strongly are God's values for us in our place of ministry. They are CHRIST, COMMUNITY, and COMMISSION.
At BHBC, we want to follow Jesus. This is the focus of any true church. This is said often enough, but what does it mean? Following Christ begins by seeing Christ as more precious than all we have to lose (Matthew 16:24); and seeing Christ as the only way to gain what we cannot earn (John 14:3). Following Christ is definitely a journey; a long process. We see the value and the commands in Scripture that we should take that journey together.
As much as we all like to think that we are self-sufficient, we are not. In reality, everything we do depends on other people doing everything they do. This need is nowhere more evident than in the church. At BHBC, we understand that following Christ was never meant to be a lonely journey. That's why we want to be a church that is a family in every sense of the word. Not just close and connected in relationships, but honest and focused enough on God's Kingdom to work together and hold each other accountable.
Followers of Christ are people on a mission. It's not a mission that we began, or thought up. It is one that has been given to us. A Commission. In Matthew 28:18-20 we read this commission given to us by Christ Himself. Our mission is to make disciples. We are to be followers of Christ that seek out others and lead them to follow Christ. This is what it means to be a disciple and 'make disciples.'