To become overflowing with believers in Jesus Christ, who are passionate about sharing His love and offer of salvation, being equipped for and active in ministry, working together to revitalize and grow the Church.
To encourage Spiritual growth and personal relationships with Christ, to share the Gospel and to demonstrate God's love to our neighbour.
B - Biblically-based:
The Holy Bible is our foundation. We study, apply and teach the Word of God, emphasizing the holy and loving life of Jesus.
C - Christ-centered:
We strive to do what Jesus would do, inviting people to experience a personal relationship with Jesus.
C - Compassionate:
We love and empathize with all people, prayerfully seeking His guiding hand in all we do.
N - Neighbourly:
We live sacrificially to help and support those in need locally and around the world, for we are all neighbours in the eyes of our Lord.
The Local Church History - BCCN
Under the leadership of Allan MacMillan, the Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene (BCCN) began in the local community center on March 13, 1983. There were 6 adults and 7 children in attendance. The church was officially organized on September 15, 1985.
It was not long before the congregation grew and it became apparent that a larger more permanent facility was needed. The property at the corner of Stonehaven Drive and Eagleson Road became available and with much prayer and God's leading, BCCN was able to purchase this land. In 1988, the building started with the organization of the Bridlewood Child Learning Center, a gymnasium, fellowship room, pastor's office, Sunday school rooms and a space for the Bridlewood Co-operative Nursery.
In December of 1999, the sanctuary (which seats approximately 300) was added. At that time the gymnasium was renovated to make room for additional Sunday school facilities and an upper level Youth Room.
BCCN has grown from 13 people to a membership of approximately 300. In July of 2007, Rev. Keith MacAskill joined the pastoral staff at BCCN as Associate Pastor. On the retirement of Rev. Allan MacMillan in March of 2011, Rev. MacAskill assumed full pastoral responsibilities for BCCN.
The Nazarene Denomination
The Church of the Nazarene was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 156 world areas.
The Church of the Nazarene exists to serve as an instrument for advancing the kingdom of God through the preaching and teaching of the gospel throughout the world. Our well-defined commission is to preserve and propagate Christian holiness as set forth in the Scriptures, through the conversion of sinners, the reclamation of backsliders, and the entire sanctification of believers.
Our objective is a spiritual one, namely, to evangelize as a response to the Great Commission of our Lord to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19; cf. John 20:21; Mark 16:15). We believe that this aim can be realized through agreed-upon policies and procedures, including doctrinal tenets of faith and time-tested standards of morality and lifestyle.
The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. The primary objective of the Church of the Nazarene is to advance God’s kingdom by the preservation and propagation of Christian holiness as set forth in the Scriptures. The critical objectives of the Church of the Nazarene are holy Christian fellowship, the conversion of sinners, the entire sanctification of believers, their upbuilding in holiness, and the simplicity and spiritual power manifest in the primitive New Testament Church, together with the preaching of the gospel to every creature.