To stimulate the faith of Christians into action to physically and spiritually minister to the poor of Mexico which will cause a mutual TRANSFORMATION in both the giver and receiver.
Simply put, BCM’s goal is to stir U.S. Christians “out of their seats and into the streets” by encouraging them to use their God-given gifts for serving those in need as stated in Hebrews 10:24-25: “Let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works … encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (RSV).
To facilitate opportunities and provide resources for Christians to successfully minister to the poor which will produce a lasting TRANSFORMATION.
BCM believes in equipping the saints for the work of service (Eph. 4:11-12) by enlisting their God-given gifts. “For as each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1Pet. 4:10) BCM also believes in the “priesthood of believers” in which we are all priests of God (1 Pet. 2:4-9; Rev.1:6) As a body of believers working together (1 Cor. 12), this ministry is not centered around a “one-man personality,” but rather a mobilized army of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. The focus and outworking of this ministry is transferred from the “one” to the “many”, believing that a working net in the hands of many is more effective to sweep a nation than fishermen using single lines.
Christ-centered: Jesus Christ is our Model for Ministry! The anointing of the Spirit moved Jesus to bring good news to the poor (Luke 4:18). Likewise, BCM and its participants follow that same anointing. Just as Jesus ministered to physical and spiritual needs, BCM seeks to extend physical help where it is most urgently needed, and spiritual help to as many people as possible. Families do not have to be a Christian but are often drawn to Christ through the beacon light of these outreaches. As stated in Matt. 5: 16, “Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
Relational: Jesus cared about people as individuals. To the extent possible, BCM seeks to build personal relationships with ministry partners and with those whom we serve in Mexico. Project groups are encouraged to build relationships while in Mexico: laugh, cry, eat, celebrate, sing, listen, and share Christ with the poor and each other. That is how Jesus lived and interacted.
Network building: Just as a net is more efficient for fishing than a single line, BCM seeks to extend ministry by building a network of partners, volunteers, project teams, and donation resources. In this way, BCM staffing can remain small and efficient to reduce overhead costs and ensure that most resources reach the field. In this approach, the unique gifting and resources of each strand contribute to strength, flexibility, and coverage of the entire net. A net is particularly effective in cross-cultural ministry where it is important to connect and concentrate dissimilar resources.
Mentorship: We encourageexperienced project groups are encouraged to serve as mentor groups to others. By continuing to build and serve through BCM, experienced groups help support a ministry hub that enables new or inexperienced groups the opportunity to serve in Mexico which may be too difficult to do on their own. When experienced groups invite new groups to build alongside them, many other benefits result:
Pre-trip planning can be shared
Construction knowledge and resources can be shared or pooled
More people are available for simultaneous outreaches
Friendships, sister-church relationships, and ministry ties can be initiated or strengthened which can continue when groups return home
Experienced groups reproduce and multiply their impact with little extra time, cost, or planning
Integrity: Every area ministry we seek to be above approach. From the handling of finances to preaching of Gospel. At BCM we desire to reflect Jesus Christ in every area. (Proverbs 4:25_27)
Compassionate: Churches in the United States and Canada need Mexico, just as much as Mexico needs them! Even though many people in Mexico are poor, many still experience a joy that is not dependent upon possessions or status. Let the compassion of Jesus Christ minister to you! (Matthew 9:36) God has many lessons to teach those who come to serve in Mexico. Has your heart lately seemed dry and in need of spiritual refreshment? Let God revitalize your heart through this ministry experience amongst the poor of Mexico. Even a weekend will make a difference. Come serve the poor with us and be refreshed!
“If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden.”
— Isaiah 58:10-11
Empowerment: House building, church construction, outreach projects, and evangelism are normally carried out alongside a network of local Mexican pastors and BCM team members. BCM seeks to empower the local “workers” who live and minister among the people and know their genuine needs, select recipient families for housing based on a screening process.
Releasing: As a non-denominational ministry, the role of BCM is to facilitate ministry. Each Christian church, group, or individual who comes to Mexico for ministry plan their own schedule and outreach activities according to their own scriptural convictions and style. BCM interviews and selects the recipient families, help with transportation and overnight accommodation planning, secures all government permits, prepares the building site, provides all construction materials, translators and offers many ministry resources. We are here to assist you and release your team into what God has called you!
Honor: At BCM we desire to serve with honor and work alongside those want to live in culture of honoring one another. (Hebrews 13:18)