We have a vision to see communities and society transformed by the power of prayer and action. We aim to work with others to see broken lives healed, and those suffering set free.
“Go and make disciples...” Matt 28
“We are Christs ambassadors" 1 Cor 8
"...and you will be my witnesses..." Acts 1
Our Mission is to share God’s love and God’s message, by mobilising our people for serving God at Home and all around the world.
We have so many ways in which we show God's love and share His message locally and globally. Here is some more information on how we do it.
We support, co-ordinate and lead community based action in Leeds. We do this in various ways and partner with other organisations to see His Kingdom come.
Our parent/carer and baby/toddler group for all children 0-4 years which runs during term time only. Splashtime gives a brilliant opportunity to meet new families, make new friends, and have lots of fun with your child.
Our community hub where we run drop-ins for those wanting a listening ear over a cuppa.
We partner with Zarach to provide food for households who may be struggling financially who live or work in our locality.
We want to welcome people to Leeds who have fled their homes in search of safety.
We want to see accountable communities started that are centred on the Gospel, and have an intentional mission towards a particular area in obedience to the Great Commission.
We also partner with many amazing organisations in Leeds who share the same desires as we do to see Leeds increasingly transformed. Click below for more information.
Our Mobilising team is responsible for inspiring, educating, challenging and equipping the church for mission at home and globally.
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 Global Team are responsible for co-ordinating support for people who go globally from BCC. This includes encouraging people to explore long-term missions for themselves in the form of short term trips, prayer trips, or
Are you interested in exploring global missions? Drop us an email.
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.
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