In line with the Norwegian authorities’ restrictions based on Covid 19, both BCC’s Summer Conferences have been cancelled. It is the first time since 1950 that these conferences have not taken place, but as an alternative BCC will offer activities and content online.
When all regular church activities were shut down, BCC and local associations started working together to make an online program for children. BCC has TV broadcasts twice a week, which are dubbed into twelve languages and watched by children worldwide.
Brunstad Christian Church started in Norway on May 17th, 1898 through Johan O. Smith’s conversion and is a result of his life and work. At the present time BCC has local churches in 54 countries spread over every continent. In Norway there are 19 local churches comprised of approximately 8,000 members.
In Norway BCC is often called “Smith´s Friends,” due to its origins, but this has never been our official name. BCC´s local churches use the name Brunstad Kristelige Menighet (BKM), which is “Brunstad Christian Church” in Norwegian.
The overall purpose in BCC is to encourage everyone to live a life as a disciple of Jesus according to Jesus’ Great Commission. We want to show charity, caring and generosity towards the individual in its various conditions and circumstances.