Leading by Serving Starts Now

Our Vision:

Students and graduates will lead by serving in every arena of society—with passion, skill, integrity, and faith.

Leading by serving is not about preparing students for the important, complex work they will accomplish ‘someday’ or ‘somewhere.’ Leading by serving starts here and now. It is the defining feature of the BCA experience.

—SEAN HUNLEY, HEAD OF SCHOOL

Leading by serving. Making an impact.
At BCA our vision drives everything we do. It promotes a sense of purpose and relevance, and invites students to become active agents in their own education.

Leading by serving is about students doing and becoming—by diving right in. Rolling up their sleeves and doing authentic work to amplify learning and serve a real purpose. As educators we know the only way to develop skill is to apply the knowledge that you’ve learned—so that means taking risks and learning as you go along. Learning at BCA is as much about the process as it is about the end product.

As we collaborate to make an impact in the world around us—whether through serving the poor, protecting the planet, or using our artistic talent to further justice in our world—we develop skills, deepen understanding, and make interdisciplinary as well as interpersonal connections. The more we engage in this type of learning, the stronger we become.

. . . in every arena of society.
Where do students serve? In their classrooms, in their school, in their community and sometimes in the bigger global landscape. We teach that every arena of society—not just vocational ministry—offers opportunities to be agents of God’s Kingdom. Science and technology, the arts and athletics, business and government, journalism and communications…these and other fields are rich with possibilities.

Statement of Faith

God

We believe that there is one God, creator of all things, who eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and that these three, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, are worthy of all worship, confidence and obedience.  (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Mat. 28:19,20; Acts 5:3,4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6)

Humankind

We believe that men and women were created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin all of humankind has fallen and inherited a sin nature; thus, people in their natural state are lost, alienated from God and incapable of attaining salvation by any personal effort or merit.  (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3, 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-3, 4:18-19)

Jesus

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in his virgin birth; in his sinless humanity; in his miracles; in his perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people through the shedding of His blood and death on the cross; in his bodily resurrection; in his ascension to the right hand of the Father; in his personal return in power and glory; and in his eternal reign.  (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14, 8:40,58, 11:33; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:8)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a free gift of God offered to all humanity by grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This faith is expressed in works pleasing to God.  (John 3:16, 14:6; Romans 3:28, 8:31-39; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27,36-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, a divine Person whose indwelling is the source and power of all acceptable worship and service. He is our Comforter, Helper, and Teacher, and is always present to testify of Christ.  (John 7:38-39; 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:9; Phil. 3:3)

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13; Mark 12:26,36; 13:11; Acts 1:16; 2:4)

Unity of Believers

We believe that faith in Christ is to be lived in local community with God’s people, and that together these local communities comprise of the one, holy, universal Church, the body of Christ, called by God to journey together in worship and mission.  (John 17:20-23; Eph. 4:1-6; Phil 2:1-13; Col 4:12-17)

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those who are saved unto the resurrection of the body and eternal life, and those who are lost unto judgment.  (Rom 8:23; I Cor 15, Psalm 90:3-4; Rev 20:12-15; Mat 25:31-46; John 5:26-29)