We have 4 Theological distinctives that guide us as we apply the eternal truths of scripture to the changing practices of culture: Reformed Theology – When we say reformed, we mean that we are focused on the big reformed doctrines of salvation by grace alone through Christ alone by faith alone. It means that we are big on the doctrines of God’s sovereignty, and the authority and perfection of His scripture. We deeply desire that right theology leads to right living, and so we aren't stuck in the clouds of theological nitpicking, but are clear on the big, important and clear doctrines in the scripture and studious but free on the rest.
Missional Lives – When we say missional, we mean that the church exists for the world and not for itself. It is our desire that the people at BBC will know that they are sent into the world by a God who sent His Son into the world, who in turn sent His Spirit into the world to empower us as His sent people (John 20:21)
Charismatic Power – When we say charismatic, we mean that God hasn't changed, and continues to work in the world and in the lives of believers in a miraculous and supernatural way. We don't believe that there is a formula to make do what we want, and so out job is to faithfully ask and pray, and then to marvel at what God does in His great power. We believe that every Christian is indwelt with the Holy Spirit, and that every Christian needs to be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit in order to experience the fullness of God in their pursuit of Christ.
Complementarian Leadership - When we say complementarian, what we mean is that we believe that men and women are created equal but distinct and different. We don't desire sexism and male machismo, but we do desire biblical masculinity and femininity. In the scriptures, masculinity is associated with headship in the home and the church. That means that we believe that men should be servant leaders in their homes and in their church, and that they should seek out responsibility and accountability.
These things shape our statement of faith below: