History of BCCC
For more than 20 years, Bristol Chinese Christian Fellowship (BCCF), as it was known then, had been ministering to new Chinese students arriving in Bristol to do undergraduate and postgraduate studies. We have students from other nationalities and cultures joining us as well, although Chinese has been the dominant group.
In 2000, BCCF became BCCC – Bristol Chinese Christian Church. We continue to reach out to Chinese students, and since becoming a church, we have developed many new ministries – house groups, English speaking congregation, Cantonese speaking congregation and Mandarin Ministry.
Statement of faith
To promote the advancement of the Christian faith and to preach the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ, primarily, but not exclusively to, the Chinese community in Bristol and the surrounding area.
What we believe
We believe the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the triune Godhead.
We believe the Sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
We believe the full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God; His virgin birth and His real and sinless humanity, His death on the cross, His bodily resurrection and His present reign in heaven.
We believe the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Jesus Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ. The indwelling work of the Holy Spirit in the believers, producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and equipping them for witnessing in the world.
We believe the divine inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Scripture as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe the dignity of man created in the image of God, and the universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
We believe redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, only through the sacrificial death of our representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man.
We believe justification as God’s act of undeserved mercy, in which the sinner is pardoned all his sins, and accepted as righteous in God’s sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, this justification being received by faith alone.
We believe the one Holy Universal Church which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.
We believe the certainty of the future personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe the bodily resurrection and eternal security of all true believers.
We believe the bodily resurrection and eternal punishment of all unrepentant sinners.