BCF Year Ender 2017!
Christmas Cantata December 22, 2017
Location: NEC - Manama
TIME: December 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM Sharp
December 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM
BCF Christmasayahan 2017
The BCF Workers and Disciplers Retreat was held at Al Rajah School Auditorium from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm last June 25, 2017, attended by Life Group disciplers, and the members of BCF ministries. The retreat aimed to renew the LG disciplers' zeal in serving the Lord as they lead their LGs, to emphasize that there should be no competition between life group and church ministry, but instead, church ministry should support the advancement of life group, as it is the lifeblood of the church, and for the life group disciplers and members to have the mindset of life, and life group replication.
“Replicate” was the theme which was based on Matthew 4:19 which says "And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.””
Pastor Poe Burlat opened the event in prayer, followed by praise and worship led by the Praisehearted team. After welcoming everyone, Ptr. John Villapando proceeded with the rest of the program, calling in Ptr. Butch Estacio who talked about the Calling of Moses, Ptr. Romeo Salvante on Cell Church Integration, Ptr. Richard Lee on Replicate, and Ptr. Eric Mauricio on Missions Strategy and Planning. In between were fun-filled group activities including question and answer portion. In the end, Ptr. Freddie gave his closing remark by putting together what transpired during the day. Ptr. Ninoy Dela Cruz closed the retreat in prayer.
Cheers of excitement filled the air as six teams competed in the annual Amazing Grace Race organized by BCF’s singles ministry, Knights for Jesus (K4J) at the Muharraq Sports Club last July 22, 2016. Over 40 singles from different areas attended the said event which ran from 6:00 to 9:00in the evening.
Drawing inspiration from the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the believers found in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the race was designed with an aim to make the participants fully grasp the idea of surrendering their lives in obedience to the Lord by strictly adhering to His statutes, and with eyes set on reaping eternal rewards.
The event kicked off with a hearty welcome from game master Jack Calosa and K4J president Angelica Garcia.After that, the participants did a couple of warm-up exercises led by the lively leadership of Christianne Joy Del Rosario, Frances Cudiamat and Eunice Cespedes.
This was then followed by a presentation of each team’s group cheer which was arguably one of the highlights of the evening.As the chants were presented, roars of laughter and applause filled the court. The cheers sent everybody to a good start!
Each team underwent a series of challenges that tested their physical, mental and emotional abilities. They had to go through a total of seven obstacles that were also called pit stops, each with varying difficulty.As the teams progressed through the game, it became more apparent that they are enjoying the company of one another. Friendships were made that night, not to mention a lot of fears have also beenconquered.
After more than an hour of suspense, the victors were recognized. Green Team emerged as champions, closely followed by the Orange Team, Red Team, Purple Team, Blue Team and last but not the least, the Yellow Team.
The awarding was followed by some testimonies from the participants. Finally, the event concluded with a beautiful reminder from K4J President Angelica Garcia together with K4J VP Raich Cespedes about the essence of the event, stressing the importance of living in wholehearted reverence to God as exemplified in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.