The council meeting of the Christian Council of Norway voted today on admitting BCC as a regular member of the council. The majority voted yes. BCC is pleased to be part of the Christian community, and looks forward to further cooperation.
What does it take to promote both interest and knowledge of the Bible in today’s young people? The BCC department Bible X is currently building a completely new gaming world based on the Bible in order to bring the Christian message to young people in an innovative way.
In BCC we practice adult baptism, an act of confession described in the Bible as the answer of a good conscience toward God. Many local churches have baptism ceremonies after the summer, and in Grenland, Norway, as many as 33 young people wanted to be baptized last weekend.
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.