BCT has always and will always be committed to equipping local churches to meet the needs of the children in their communities. We want to see the Church leading the way in building a local and global society where marginalised children can thrive.
Our project partners share our vision. All of our partners are closely connected to local churches. Rev Jean-Paul Aruna, the leader of LVLE (our Congolese partner) is the pastor of a large local church, and all the leaders of our other partner projects are actively involved in church ministries. They intentionally build relationships with churches, collaborate with churches to set up support groups and cascade training, and mobilise them to reach local children.
But why go to all that trouble? Why not simply try to meet these needs ourselves? After all, we have over 20 years’ experience of serving marginalised children.
We have excellent reasons for investing in churches, first and foremost. Put simply, we believe in the Church because God does. The Bible makes it clear that the Church is God’s preferred means to share the good news, meet the needs of the vulnerable and care for all creation. To be more specific, we believe in the Church because local churches are…
We have seen for ourselves that, when we resource and equip local churches, extraordinary things happen. Deeply-ingrained harmful beliefs are uprooted. Marginalised children are brought out of isolation and enabled to thrive. Lives are changed.
If you believe in the Church, just as we do, join us. Pray for our overseas partners, give so that their work can go from strength to strength, or become a BCT Ambassador representing marginalised children in your own church.