ABOUT US


OUR HISTORY





The founding of the Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene began with the vision of five men: Reverend William Maurer, Jacob Houck, Walter Johnson, Samuel Johnson and Hunter March. These men felt the need of organizing a work dedicated to the task of preaching and teaching holiness. In 1934, they united under the name of the Birdsboro Camp Meeting Association. A short time later they changed their name to the Birdsboro Holiness Association.

In the summer of 1937 the Royersford Church of the Nazarene, under the leadership of Rev. James I. Beideman and the Association united to hold a camp meeting in Brook’s Grove, South Birdsboro. Rev. E.E. Grosse, the pastor of the Norristown Nazarene Church, and Rev. James I. Beideman, the pastor of the Royersford Nazarene Church, led this campaign where many were saved and sanctified. Prayer meetings were held in local homes under the guidance of Rev. Beideman.

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OUR MISSION & CORE VALUES


OUR BIBLICAL PURPOSE

The Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene mission is to be an Authentic Biblical Community where we Love God wholeheartedly, Live Holy by following Jesus’ example, and Lead Others to encounter Him personally.


OUR VISION

S.I.M.P.L.Y because Family Matters, BNC care’s about…

Spiritual Development

Intergenerational Relationships

Marriage Enrichment

Parenting Support

Linking to the needs of local and global families

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OUR CORE VALUES

People of Prayer – To be a people who place highest priority on spending time with God to experience intimacy with God.

A Place of Grace – To be a compassionate people who love others unconditionally regardless of race, gender, or social status.

Centered (in) Worship – To be involved in being centered on welcoming and experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Harvest Focused Discipleship – To never lose sight of the end result of reaping a spiritual harvest of souls through relationships and education.

Relevant for Intergenerational Ministry – To understand the interests and trends of current culture and seek to connect biblical truth in traditional and innovative ways.

Outreach Evangelism – To be sensitive to the needs of others and attempt to meet those needs to the best of our ability through outreach, missions, community service, and evangelism.

Leadership Development – To be leaders committed to develop, multiply, and empower more effective Christian leaders with a commitment to integrity, excellence, and teamwork.


OUR CURRENT VISION

In the spring of 2015, the church leadership team unveiled a detailed 5 year vision for the Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene. Click the more button to find out all about the vision and the ministry areas that you can be praying over within our local church.  >> More



The Building & Properties Committee

As an active member of our congregation, I would like to encourage and invite you to become a part of a very important ministry here at BNC — The Building & Properties Committee.  As representatives of the entire Congregation, the Committee’s responsibilities include the following:

*  Capital Improvements    *  Equipment

*  Building & Grounds Maintenance    *  Technology

*  Janitorial Services & Staff    *  Monitor Utilities

*  Facilities & Grounds Usage

The Lord has truly blessed us with great facilities, and continues providing us with skilled individuals to oversee and maintain that which has been given to us.  I would like to personally thank those who have given their time, energy and money over the years to caring for our facilities, equipment and grounds.  My hope is that those individuals will continue to serve and that others will be willing to give a hand.

Our Committee will plan to meet every other month (6 times a year) for approximately one hour to assess, plan, assign tasks, etc.  In addition, Committee members will be asked to not only attend, but take leadership responsibilities at planned work days which we’ll schedule a couple of times a year.

As an example of what this Committee is responsible for, some of this year’s projects or goals include:

*  Replacement of HVAC System in Fellowship Hall

*  Landscaping Improvements around Church, Staff House & Rental Properties

*  Refresh Lower Level Hallway and Classrooms  (Paint, carpet, etc.)

*  Create additional parking spaces at Walnut Street Property

I would ask that you give a great deal of thought and prayer about becoming a part of this important ministry.  Together, with God’s help and guidance, we can make a difference.

 

  • Frank Watts, Building & Properties Chair


The Church of the Nazarene as a Global Denomination has three Core Values:

#1 We Are a Christian People – We stand hand in hand with every other Christian church which proclaims the Lordship of Jesus Christ and affirms the historic Christian creeds such as the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed. >>more

#2 We Are a Holiness People – God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that God not only wants to forgive us of our sins, but also continually help us live more and more like Jesus, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. >>more

#3 We Are a Missional People – We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). We also believe strongly that missions is not just about sharing God’s love to those in far lands, but also to our neighbors, coworkers, and classmates. >>more





STATEMENTS OF FAITH




We Believe 

1. We Believe in the Trinity. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God existing in three persons.

2. The Bible is our Authority. The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living.

3. We believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection for our sins. ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. ‘ Romans 3: 23-24

4. We encourage people to grow toward Christ likeness. We are called by Scripture and drawn by God’s love and grace to worship God and to love Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts, cleanses, fills, and empowers us as the grace of God transforms us day by day into His people of love and spiritual discipline.

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OUR STAFF


Pastor Bill Foss

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill Foss serves as the Lead Pastor for Birdsboro church of the Nazarene. My wife Danielle and I, along with our three children, Josiah, Jillian, and Israel joined BNC in November 2009.


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Pastor Trevor Oates

Associate Pastor

Pastor Trevor Oates joined the staff here at Birdsboro as associate pastor of Family Life in May 2016. He is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and a minor in Communication Arts.



COMMON QUESTIONS


What should I expect if I come to BNC?

You will be greeted by people who really care about you. In worship, our first priority is to be centered on God as we enter His presence. There will be singing, scripture reading, a Biblical based message, and opportunity to respond. We are an intergenerational congregation. A priority in our worship is to remember how God has moved through His people in the past and remain open to a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit among us. The worship service is relaxed and informal.

We offer Sunday School for all ages plus small group opportunities on Sunday and throughout the week. Children’s Church is offered during the worship service. We hope to see you on Sunday!

What is offered for children?

Great question and we are glad that you asked it! Sunday mornings we offer Sunday School for all ages, broken down into Pre-K to Kindergarten, 1st grade to 4th grade, 5th grade to 12th grade, and for the littlest ones we offer a nursery during the Sunday School just like we do during the worship service. Speaking of the worship service, we offer time things for the kids as well. Nursery remains open during the duration of the worship service, but right after we do our morning announcements we dismiss kids from ages 3 to 10 to their own Kids’ worship service we call Children’s Church. During Children’s Church, kids enjoy a small snack, completing activities and games, and most importantly learning about God’s Word. >>More