Introducing People to JESUS.
Lots of people know about Jesus in our part of the world. Many would tell you they love Jesus. They grew up in church and cry every Easter. They have Bibles in their homes. Scriptures are hanging on their walls. Jesus seems to be a big part of their lives. He’s just not the center. Their lives are not that much different than everyone else’s.
What if more is possible? What if Jesus is bigger than you think He is? Better than you think He is? More loving than you think He is? More gracious than you think He is? What if there's a joy and a peace available to you that you dare not imagine?
Our mission at BIWC is to introduce people to the real Jesus. The real Jesus is so much more than a consultant offering you a better life. He is so much more than a hero to admire or a teacher to emulate. Jesus is the very power that created the Universe. He is the center of all things and the One for whom all things exist.
What does it mean to follow Jesus? God loves you right where you are, but He loves you too much to leave you where you are. Following Jesus means embracing a life of surrender to Him. It’s more than a one-time prayer or consistent church attendance. It’s a gritty, heart-level posture that affects every area of life. And there’s always a next step.
As we read through scripture we can’t help but notice a path that God most often leads His people down. It starts with knowing and loving Him and leads to knowing and loving people.
We’re convinced following Jesus in an invitation to…
Grow in Freedom
Go Make a Difference
BIWC is a group of people who are dedicated to help you identify and take your next step in the safety and freedom of community.
Know God. You were created to know God relationally. This is more than head knowledge. The incarnation and the cross show us the infinite lengths God is willing to go to have a close, intimate relationship with us. He doesn’t just love us. John 3:16 says “God so loved” us. Following Jesus means knowing and being known by a God who is wild about us.
We consider it a great privilege to help adults and youth know God as well.
Grow in Freedom.
Following Jesus also means becoming more like Him. Your salvation and eternity are secure the moment you accept Jesus as your savior, but your sanctification (spiritual maturity) is a journey that doesn’t happen in isolation. Becoming more like Jesus means letting go of your past and growing in freedom surrounded by a loving community.
God didn’t just save you from something, He saved you for something! You were created in the image of God with a unique purpose. Often the thing He saves you from is connected to the thing He wants to use you for. Purpose isn’t something we create or choose, it’s something we discover in the content of community. Discovering your kingdom purpose is a journey and we’re committed to help you every step of the way. BIWC offers a number serving opportunities in weekend services and local outreaches
Go Make a Difference.
Finally, following Jesus means going out into our world, loving our neighbor, and making a difference. We find great joy in giving generously, praying boldly, serving consistently and helping other people find and take their next step. Freely we have received, freely we go make a difference!
What if more is possible? We believe the Church was always meant to be a church on the move. Not a building. Not a weekly meeting. A movement. We invite you to come be a part.