BCTâ€™s vision is to see the worldwide Church leading the way in building a local and global society whereÂ all children areÂ loved, safe, nurtured and free to reach their God-given potential. Our purpose on the planet is to do all we can to help make this vision a reality.
We work with, and through, our partner projects to:
- combat ignorance and cultural beliefs that leave children at risk of harm.
- teach parents about ways to bring up their children.
- provide families with ways to earn a living and provide for themselves.
- mobilise local churches to model caring for vulnerable children; speaking up for them, giving them opportunities to actively participate in their communities, and leading the way in creating societies where children can flourish.
But why do we do that?
Because we wonâ€™t accept a world where children suffer. Multiple millions are abused, exploited or neglected because of ignorance, harmful societal conditions, stigmatising beliefs and human sin. We will work with every ounce of strength and insight God gives us to change the attitudes and issues that make children suffer.
Because God cares even more than we do. The Bible rings with his fathomless love for children, for the downtrodden and for the marginalised. If we are to be faithful in following Jesus, we must take care of the ones he loves.
Because we believe in the Church. The Church is Godâ€™s plan to reach, serve and restore the world. And when local churches mobilise their people, resources and God-given authority, beautiful things happen. Churches are ideally placed to bring change. Weâ€™ve seen many churches influence their communities to become environments where children can thrive. And weâ€™re committed to enabling more of the same.
Because things are changing! Weâ€™re thrilled to see individual children thriving and communities beginning to realise how valuable their children are. It is such a privilege to play a small part in the divine work of transformation, and, with your help, we want to keep doing it. The Kingdom of God is coming. And weâ€™re hugely grateful to you for joining with us to serve him.