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We believe that the pattern established in the church in Jerusalem under the direction of the Apostles should be normative for our congregation today – ‘they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine,’ (Acts.2:42a). Therefore, our elders seek to provide sound instruction in the Word of God for the entire congregation in various settings:
Our pastors ordinarily preach consecutive expository sermons during our Lord’s Day worship service. Pastor Cane is our primary preacher, though other men in the congregation also minister to us in this way.
Each Wednesday night (School term) we study the Scriptures in a Bible Study setting.
Most Sundays the children (up to 12 years old) meet after our morning tea to study the Scriptures in their various classes, while the adults have a Prayer Meeting. For more information about BBC’s children’s ministry see our brochure ‘Three Important Questions’.
School of Theology
An in-house training program designed to provide a forum for Biblical instruction, spiritual nurture and ministry development for BBC men.
The Lord has graciously provided many sound Christian books for the BBC congregation to borrow. This is a significant resource for the hungry Christian. The elders encourage the reading of sound Christian literature to stimulate our spiritual growth.
In addition to regular Bible study and discussion groups, BBC hosts several conferences for the benefit of other individual Christians and churches.
Young Adults Conference (YAC)
Over the Easter long weekend young adults from BBC and our sister churches enjoy several days of Biblical instruction, fellowship and activities (previous sermons available on the sermon page).
In conjunction with our sister churches and like-minded brethren, we host a ‘combined church camp’ over a weekend (usually in winter) at a Conference Centre where we bring-in a proven man of God to preach to God’s Word (previous sermons available on our sermon page). This is one of the highlights of our year!
Annually, on a Sunday near Reformation Day (31 October) BBC hosts a Reformation Service. At this event we welcome many fellow believers to this special opportunity of worship, instruction in the doctrines of grace and Christian fellowship as we remember a significant day in the history of Christ’s church.
As a congregation we are blessed to have children among us – and we love each one of them. So what do we have for them? Parents (novel concept)! God’s plan for youth ministry is church ministry and parents. But as an aid to parents we have Sunday School classes for children (School Term). For more information about BBC’s children’s ministry see our brochure
‘Three Important Questions’.
We view social media as a useful link to church members and
contacts in the community (local and afar) where we share Scripture
verses, edifying quotes, invites to and announcements of public church
events, links to recent sermons uploaded to Youtube and photos and
news of recent church events
BBC regularly uploads sermons and special conference events
to our Youtube channel. We regard this forum as a God-given platform
to proclaim the gospel ‘to the ends of the earth’ and encourage
friends, at home and abroad, to subscribe to our channel.
We are eager to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ with our friends next door, but we also want to see the gospel spread to other nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
We seek to encourage one another to fulfill the Great Commission by evangelising in our individual lives. BBC makes available Bibles and numerous gospel tracts, which are circulated privately and used in our personal witnessing.
On the second Sunday afternoon we host a Gospel Service, thus providing an opportunity for the congregation to bring their unconverted family and friends under the sound of a simple evangelistic sermon.
Religious Instruction (RI)
One of our deacons co-ordinates the teaching of the Scriptures in numerous local public primary schools. A number of our members go each week into some of these classrooms to teach the Scriptures for a thirty-minute lesson. This is an excellent gospel opportunity.
From time to time we have opportunity to provide a literature stall in our local community, where we give away Bibles and gospel literature and seek to engage in gospel conversations.
From time to time several BBC members engage in door-to-door evangelism.
In conjunction with our sister church (Samford Baptist Church) and in partnership with Cubao Reformed Baptist Church, Manila, Philippines, we fully support a pastor who is involved in a church-planting ministry (Grace Reformed Christian Church) in a poor rural community in Camarines Sur, Philippines. We also maintain an active interest in a work in Pakistan. Pastor Cane has also been sent to teach a unit in the Copperbelt Ministerial College, Zambia.
Seeking to be sensitive to Paul’s words, ‘as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith,’ (Gal.6:10) we periodically ship a box of clothes and other items to needy families in contact with our sister churches in the Philippines.
Berean Benevolent Bears
A loose knit fellowship of BBC ladies seek to demonstrate the love of Christ in our local area by the knitting of teddy bears (Berean Benevolent Bears) for distribution in the Children’s Wards of two local hospitals, along with a BBC-produced Bible Colouring Book.
BBC operates as the Australian Representative for Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM), a benevolent ministry of the Cubao Reformed Baptist Church, Manila. One of our members co-ordinates this ministry.