A happy childhood to look back on


One of the most important responsibilities of a society is to provide our children with a good, secure foundation for their lives. This is why we put a lot of effort and voluntary work into this age group in our local churches and in cooperation with our affiliated children and youth organizations. All children should experience being seen and loved and be given room to develop their own personalities.


This article was first published in the BCC annual report for 2018. Read the annual report here.

Almost 50% of BCC’s Norwegian members are under the age of 20. One of the most important responsibilities of a society is to provide our children with a good, secure foundation for their lives. This is why we put a lot of effort and voluntary work into this age group in our local churches and in cooperation with our affiliated children and youth organizations. This is done through a large number of activities, Bible ministry, and instruction for the various age groups.

The goal is to promote Christian values in the next generation, and in this way contribute to them becoming good citizens. With this instruction, young people are also enabled to make a personal choice for their own life, whether they want to live as Christians themselves and continue in the fellowship as adults.

Training to be carers and mentors

We want our young people to experience how meaningful it is to give something to others as they grow up. Jesus teaches us that it is more blessed to give than to receive, and with this in mind, BCC invests in training programs for mentors and carers.

All children should experience being seen and loved and be given room to develop their own personalities. We must teach the next generation of adults about care, respect, equality, and how to prevent exclusion and misconduct of all kinds.

The teenage years can be challenging times: among friends, at school, on the internet, and on social media. In the local churches, older youth are encouraged and taught to take care of the younger and to be good role models.

One of the goals for BCC is to teach the next generation of adults about care, respect, equality, and how to prevent exclusion and misconduct of any kind. Photo by BCC

Our affiliated children and youth organizations

Activity Club, Brunstad Youth Club, and Xercize are the three most important of our affiliated organizations in our work with children and youth. Every week local clubs plan an array of activities with a Christian profile. For children aged seven and up, Activity Club offers a wide variety of activities, and our members contribute both time, resources and care for the children.

Brunstad Youth Club (BUK) has increased its emphasis on Christian-based youth work. The organization shares the same faith and values as Brunstad Christian Church; its mission is to secure a healthy development for Christian youth from age 13 to 25. BUK has a close working relationship with Xercize, which focuses on the same time of youth work with a focus on sporting activities. In these clubs, members can pursue activities that appeal to their strengths and interests, while the focus is on inclusion rather than achievement.

During the Easter Camp for youth, several hundred members sign up for voluntary work at BCC’s arrangements. Photo by BCC

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