Brunstad Christian Church works using the Bible as its source and guideline in questions of doctrine.
The main work of the Church consists of teaching people to keep all that Jesus commanded, Math. 28, 18-20. We believe in the Forgiveness of Sins, Acts. 10:43 and 13:38, through Jesus’ death for us, 1. Cor. 15:3 and Eph. 1:7. We believe that Jesus was tempted just as us, Heb. 2:18, but that He never sinned, Hebr. 4:15.
We believe and preach that we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps, He who committed no sin, 1. Pet. 2:21-23, and that we therefore can in every situation live a personal life in victory over all conscious sin, Rom. 8:37.
BCC’s members should be characterized by attitudes and behavior compatible with respect and esteem towards other people, irrespective of whether they share our faith or not.
As a minority faith-community, we respect every individual’s right to make personal choices in accordance with the rights established by society, including for example those regarding political freedom, sexual orientation, and family choices.
Truth and righteousness
We know that it is only by an honest and upright search for the truth that a person can live a righteous life. We consider this to be a fundamental basis for our life and all our activity.
Work for children and youth
BCC has a special focus on working on behalf of children and youth, and desires that all local churches also work consciously with this in mind. The choice of amenities should be varied and fitting according to the child’s state and individuality. Through praise, encouragement and positive acknowledgement, we want everyone to feel included, appreciated and be able to experience the joy of achieving their goals.
Love and care
We want to show neighborly love, care and generosity towards each individual irrespective of their credentials and their situation in life. The overall goal is to prompt everyone to live a life as Jesus’ disciple in accordance with Jesus’ Great Commission.
The Bible is the foundation for our faith, and based on its doctrine, we want each of our members to feel full freedom to make their choices according to their personal faith and inner conviction.
A safe organisation
We wish to embrace entirety by organizing for diversity, and not to cultivate an elite culture where some easily fall outside and feel themselves of less value or not wanted. This applies to all age groups, however we feel a special responsibility for having good procedures in place in order to identify and put a stop to any bullying or social exclusion present in any work with children’s and youth.
BCC always wishes to have an up-to-date policy and operational plan in place in relation to violence, transboundary behavior and sexual harassment towards children and youth. We are consciously working so that all members feel secure at every level in the organization.
Read or download our Strategy and action plan below: