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.


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
We Believe: There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; That the Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God which is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness that the man of God may be equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16-17); That God called the worlds into being, created man in His image and sets before him the ways of life and death. He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin; In the deity of Jesus Christ, God incarnate, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and became our atonement through His shed blood. He came to conquer sin and death and to reconcile the world to himself. He was crucified, and He rose from the dead. He ascended to the Father, is Lord over all life, and will come again in power and glory; That salvation comes to us by the “washing of regeneration and the renewing by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5); That God calls us into His body to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be His servants in the service of men, to resist the powers of evil, and to proclaim the gospel to all the world; That He promises to all who trust in Him: forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, His presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in His Kingdom which has no end.