I’m not in control anymore. Can I trust the one who is?

Probably like a lot of people, I thought life was going ok. Things to improve here and there, but I felt mostly positive, like I was in control. Until now, we have been relatively safe in our seemingly unreachable island, where other pandemic causing diseases have mostly kept their distance. Generally we are safe from […]

Published: 03/21/2020

Heading to elections

In theory, every five years we head to the polling station to vote for who is going to be our representative in the UK parliament, this then helps decide which political party is going to take on leadership, who will become the prime minister and then what priorities we are going to make as a […]

Published: 12/11/2019

Lockdown Prayer Walk

During lockdown 2.0 many of us have much greater freedom than we had in lockdown 1.0. This time around we are allowed to meet with one person from another household for socially distant exercise, and whilst thinking about this as a staff team, we thought it was a great opportunity to combine some physical exercise […]

Published: 11/18/2020

Racial injustice…

We don’t seek to respond to every cultural crisis that raises its head, instead we preach the gospel faithfully and seek to contextualise it as best we can. Sometimes though, a crisis comes to our attention through broader media coverage that is not only good for us to respond to, in fact it is necessary, […]

Published: 06/05/2020

God our deliverer…

I wanted to share a story of how in times of trouble we can call upon the Lord and rely on him. I was born in South Africa and before we moved to the UK I went to a christian school started by a Pastor. A number of years ago there was a general strike across […]

Published: 05/29/2020

The importance of meeting together even if it is online!

“Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 24-25 The Message The move online I was fascinated how, when churches decided we could not meet together physically, and […]

Published: 04/28/2020

Thoughts on prayer – Dan Gatland

In the pre coronavirus world, I attended a younger leaders’ weekend. At the conference Guy Miller spoke to us about prayer. So, I thought in this time of having both lots of need and opportunity for prayer, I would share my notes from that talk, I found them really helpful and hopefully you will too.  […]

Published: 04/02/2020

Early isolation

With all the coronavirus panic buying going on and the culture of fear that has developed in our nation; more than ever it is so important that the community and family values of BFC are in our thinking.  We have good news to share with this community and the surrounding villages and hamlets, that of […]

Published: 03/16/2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus Guidance

As I communicated last week, as elders and trustees we have been closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19 (Cornavirus) and in line with government advice we are taking various measures to ensure that people are kept as safe as possible. We want to work from two key principles: 1. We TRUST GOD. He is in […]

Published: 03/14/2020

Havillah Pathway Update

Hi Church, An update on the operation of Havillah Pathway from Will Richards (chairman of Havillah Pathway UK and a member of BFC) Dear BFC, We have seen the Havillah go through some tremendous improvements over these past seven years, compared to the conditions Milly and the children were first in when students from The […]

Published: 03/05/2020

Beyond Update

Every couple of months we get an update from our beyond team who are responsible for keeping us up to date on the charities and groups that we support here at BFC. Here’s the latest: Compassion IntroductionCompassion Child Sponsorship is all about showing love to children who are in need. It generally involves providing financial […]

Published: 01/08/2020