A world-renowned series helping people ask questions about faith and discover why we are on this planet.
The Kairos course is a 10-session course that explores God’s heart for the nations throughout scripture, mission history, and how we can engage in disciple making and cross-cultural considerations. The course is brought to you through a variety of components including devotions, engaging activities, some reading and homework, videos and discussions. The course aims to:
Friendship First is a 6-session course that equips everyday Christians with vision, confidence, skills and resources to make friends with Muslims and to share the greatest gift of love, which is Jesus Himself. It aims to give Christians:
The course is presented through a variety of short talks, video clips, a reader & worksheets, group discussion, testimonies, weekly tasks, a field trip and requires no previous knowledge of Islam. The course contents are:
Week 1: Islam and Muslim People
Week 2: Muslim Values and Cultures
Week 3: Our Muslim friends
Week 4: Good News for our Muslim friends
Week 5: Ways to Witness
Week 6: Next Steps
The Global Team are responsible for co-ordinating support for individuals and organisations that are ‘sent’ or supported to go overseas from BCC. This includes allowing people to experience mission for themselves by taking short term teams on mission with our partners.
Hi, we are Wolfgang and Heike Tiedeck.
Heike has been a member of BCC since 1994. She came to Leeds as a student and got involved with the then Bridge Street Church. Wolfgang came into the picture after our marriage in 1995. We went to the north of Ghana with WEC International where we served in the theological training of lay leaders in the Evangelical Church of Ghana.
Wolfgang is a theologian, and Heike holds a diploma in nursing and a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies. We have one son, Dominik, who called himself a ‘Ghanaian’ when – after our return from Ghana - he entered the German schooling system at the age of 7!
In 2007, we became staff members of Cornerstone, a Bible college for mission training in the Netherlands. Our motivation is to help the next generation of missionaries and cross-cultural workers to be well-prepared to fulfil God’s calling.
Wolfgang resources staff, students and the college in his position as a librarian and has taught various courses. Heike started work there as a bookkeeper and mentor and, after finishing her master’s degree, eventually joined the teaching staff. Since 2016 she has been a guest lecturer at Cornerstone and at another German Bible college. She teaches German to immigrants and English at an adult education centre and in a prison. She gives seminars about understanding cultures and has written a book about this, Learning to Understand Cultures: An Introduction to Intercultural Encounters, which a member of BCC has translated.
While Cornerstone is in the Netherlands, we live in Germany (it’s only a 20-minute-journey!). We have been actively sharing God’s word in our own and the neighbouring community through preaching, an adult Bible study and an English church service. It is our desire not only to increase the Biblical knowledge of people, but to see them following Christ.
During the Corona pandemic Wolfgang fell ill with Covid-19 and was seriously ill. By God’s grace, with the support of the prayers of many, and thanks to a good medical team, he recovered and is now able to continue to proclaim what the Lord has done.
HIS Name in Highest Honour!
Spread the Word, India
Manisha and Natasha were ordained and commissioned by BCC and began the Spread the Word ministry in North India in 2014 with only 8 people. Since then, the church has been blessed with great growth, and now has an average weekly attendance of 80 adults and children, with this increase continuing. Over their time in India, God has been giving Spread the Word Church prophetic words about their ministry, revival in the church and building His church, in a way that will change the nations.
Spread the Word are a Kingdom-centred Church, a vibrant family of hope filled believers, passionate about revival & Kingdom advancement. Above all, they are rooted in the love of God and centred around God’s presence. Even more, they love people and love to see hearts healed, lives transformed, and destinies fulfilled. They are committed to seeing heart transformations, with God and each other, raising up sons and daughters of Christ and releasing God’s love to a fatherless generation.
If you would like to read more about the wonderful work Spread the Word are doing in India, please click here to visit their website.
WEC International, Ghana
I have served in Ghana for over 22 years. God called me to Ghana to be like the evangelist Philip in Acts 8:1, who came alongside the Ethiopian Official to explain the meaning of God’s word to him.
I work with WEC International , an interdenominational missionary association whose main objective is to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the least reached peoples of the world. For many years, WEC has worked among the northern peoples of Ghana, which include at least 40 different ethnic groups, each with its own language and distinct culture. The north of Ghana is lacking in social development, and many of these ethnic groups either have no viable church or the churches need help equipping their members to reach out to their neighbours.
Initially, I was based in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, where I worked closely with the local church to train church leaders and members, especially from the northern migrant communities. I also taught missions in a Bible school and at two Christian universities.
After 9 years, I moved to Tamale in the north, where I became involved in the leadership of our WEC team and the cross-cultural training of long and short-term workers, as well as teams on mission trips. During this time, I trained as a Kairos facilitator and have helped run Kairos courses for leaders from different churches for several years. I also served on the board of New Life College which was established to provide young people with employable skills in computing while also serving as a bridge to communicate the Good News to the unreached.
Since 2014, I have been living in Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region of Ghana and the chief town of the Wala people. It is a historic Muslim trading centre that was established hundreds of years ago, and even now the percentage of Christians remains very low.
I came to Wala to assist some colleagues who established a school project called Rainbow Education. For the last 6 years, we have been running computer courses for those who have completed secondary school education. At first most of our students were young people, but since we changed to shorter afternoon classes, we have attracted older people from business and professional backgrounds. In 2016, we also started the Rainbow Vacation School (RVS) to offer a fun programme of interactive classes for children of upper primary age. This runs with the help of short-term workers from outside of, or more recently, the south of Ghana.
A key component of our courses is the Character Development session during which we teach life skills and moral lessons using Bible stories and biblical principles. It is our opportunity to present Jesus as Saviour and demonstrate the love and goodness of God. I have also been involved in training and mentoring some of the key Christian leaders among the Wala people to enable them to better communicate the Good News to their own people
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