Brunstad Christian Church is a Norwegian association and a non-profit organization registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and the Register of Non-Profit Organizations (org.no. 979 961 073). Furthermore, BCC is a publically registered religious community according to the Religious Community Act §§ 13 and 14 with approved persons authorized to perform marriages according to the Marriage Act § 12 (1) letter a.
The Association is amongst other things responsible for the church´s international conferences and other events, a series of administrative and economic functions, and is further organized into departments for BrunstadTV, the Youth Exchange Program and Brunstad Bible School.
Moreover, BCC’s local churches are organized into independent associations both financially as well as legally. The local churches are linked to BCC through goal-related provisions in their own bylaws. Local churches abroad that are linked to BCC are normally organized in a similar fashion, in accordance with corresponding national legislation.
As stated in the bylaws, BCC consists of three central bodies:
The Board is responsible for administration of BCC’s resources for the promotion of BCC’s operations. In addition, the Board must ensure a satisfactory organization of the operations. It is the Board’s responsibility to administer the church´s properties and assets. Unanimity is required for decisions by the Board.
The Leadership of BCC is responsible for the direction of the church´s doctrine and is responsible for the church´s events and Christian content.
The Assembly decides changes to the bylaws, approves the annual accounts and puts forward suggestions for processing by the Board. The Assembly consists of local representatives from both Norwegian local churches and local churches abroad.
Board Members and General Manager
Berit H. Nilsen
Chairman of the Board
Finn Åge Ødegård
The board’s responsibility
The Board is responsible for administrating the Association’s resources in order to further the Association’s operations, and must ensure a satisfactory organization of the operations. The Association is represented to the outside world by a united Board.
Property and assets
The Board administers the Association’s properties and assets. The Board, as owner, has authority to use the properties, as well as through sale or mortgage. The Board must consist of at least 3 – three, but not more than 5 – five members, and at least 3 – three – deputies.
Members of the board
Board members and deputies serve until they themselves choose to step down. New board members are elected by the remaining board members in accordance with suggestions coming from the Assembly. The Board is also free to elect others than those put forward by the Assembly.
The Chairman of the Board is elected by the Board for a period of 3 years at a time.
The board’s resolutions
The Board passes resolutions at meetings that are in session. The Board forms a quorum when one and all board members are present. Resolutions are passed unanimously.