Dear parents,

This week we're having a conversation about finding Jesus throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. As teenagers embrace the adventure of finding Jesus throughout the entire Bible, they’ll experience the joy of drawing closer to him.

To Jesus’ earliest followers, “Scripture” meant the Old Testament—because the New Testament was still happening! As they read the Old Testament, God’s people recognized how prophecies pointed to the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled those prophecies.

This week, please spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Here are some questions to fuel the conversation:

  • How has reading the Bible pointed you toward Jesus?
  • In what area are you becoming more like Jesus? How is Jesus changing and maturing you?
  • What does it look like to “center” your life around Jesus? How is that different from putting Jesus first in your life?

Thanks for praying for our teenagers and our ministry. Have an incredible week!

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:11

HABIT BUILDING | Week 3: Bible Memorization

Dear parents,

We’re continuing our series on HABITS for spiritual growth by talking about Bible memorization. Psalm 119:11 tells us, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Bible memorization helps us become more familiar with who God is and how God wants us to live. Even Jesus used Bible memorization as a weapon for fighting off Satan’s temptation.

This week, we challenged our students to memorize Psalm 119:11. Perhaps your whole family could memorize this verse—or pick another! Here are some that may help kick start a family discussion about memorizing Scripture:

  • Why should Christians memorize Bible verses? What are some ways it might help your spiritual life?
  • What is the best way for you to memorize Scripture?
  • If you decided you wanted to value the Bible more, how would you make this happen? What changes or decisions would you make to make the Bible a greater treasure to you?

Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:48

What is your identity?

What does it mean to have identity? So many people tend to create an identity based on their worth, sports, money, music, groups they associate with, and many other various ways. The issue is that these identities become more: their foundation. As a Christian, my goal identity is to be like Christ. Not only through salvation, but through how I live. In such a busy world, I can sometimes forget to invite God into my day, my hobbies, and in every aspect of life.

James shares:

24 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2: 18-20;24 (ESV)

You see, when you identify with something full heartedly (zealous) you will not only represent in the way you look, but you will also act and do whatever you can to “follow” that identity. It is the same as how what we see also identifies some of our hearts' desires. What we fill our hearts with also appears in our words and actions. If we say “I am a Christian” what does that mean to you? If you say “I am a Bronco fan,” what does that mean? If you say “I love rock” what does that mean? You see, we create the identity based on our passions and loves. So what is the issue?

We tend to turn them into idols. In return they become our master (I know that is a harsh look). You may not recognize that you serve it because you are zealous to defend it.

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. Gal. 4:8 (ESV)

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Cor. 10:14 (ESV)

These passions put God to the side and become the soul purpose of our getting up and living. In some cases they get in the way of family, friends, husbands/wives, girlfriends/boyfriends, work, and other responsibilities. There is a battle going on all around us for our hearts. The gods of this world vs the God of Creation. Will you not reflect and recognize that God wants you to identify all of your life into His image? 

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 10:22

5X5X5 Bible Reading Plan | 2015

This year we are challenging our youth to read through the entire New Testament TOGETHER. This Discipleship Journal plan challenges us to read 5 minutes a day (one chapter), 5 days a week, and offers "5 ways to dig deeper".

Check out the entire year's plan HERE.

Let's do this together! We are ONE.

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Friday, 05 December 2014 10:07

Bible in a Year | December

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Friday, 07 November 2014 09:44

Bible in a Year | November

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Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:06

Bible in a Year | October

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Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:44

Bible in a Year | September

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Thursday, 07 August 2014 21:11

Bible in a Year | August

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:08

2014 VBS: Agency D3 | 7.21.14 - 7.25.14

WHAT: Come join us once again as our youth serve our Children's Ministry through Vacation Bible School! This year's theme is Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend. We'll be teaching our students who Jesus really is, and how we can know for sure. We could use all the help we can get, so if you're interested in volunteering with us, please contact Kyle ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) ASAP!

WHEN: July 21st - 25th @ 6:00PM - 9:00PM (Volunteers will be required to arrive by 5:30 to prepare for the night)

WHERE: BCEFC, 988 Delta Dr. Lafayette, CO 80026

If you are available to help decorate on Monday, we will be meeting at 3:00PM to finishi setting up and decorating the church...pizza will be provided for those who help set up!

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