The BCC New Year’s conference was held online and marked the end of a year that has brought us challenges, but also creativity and renewal. The event started on New Year’s Eve with a festive broadcast packed with content.
Christmas is just around the corner, and this holiday season is something both young and old look forward to. The celebration of Jesus coming to earth is a central point of our faith community, and with a new family TV series, BCC hopes to spread the glad tidings of Christmas to more people.
In the past year, however, we have used many resources in counteracting a lot of distorted information that abounds about our faith community. These are resources we would rather have used in our Christian work.
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.