BCC Students is a student ministry serving the community of Blount County, TN. We know young people are facing more social challenges than ever before, and we’re committed to providing an open and honest response to their questions. We're helping students grow in relationship with Christ and influence with others, as they mature and face these challenges head on.
The Mix is our weekly program involving teaching and discussion that navigate issues relevant to their lives. Life is hard, and we're not perfect! With a little help and guidance, we believe we can all have stronger relationships, improved experiences, and expanded influence. Listen in to The Mix, and see for yourself how a little honesty and direction goes a long way!
Getting Out of Your Rut
FORWARD : Week Four
With all our responsibilities, extracurriculars, and the infinite availability and access to time wasters, it's never been easier to make excuses for why we don't have what it takes to work on improving our relationships and looking more like Jesus. In Luke 9:57-62, Jesus challenges three people to ditch distraction and choose to follow him. If we're going to experience perseverance and effectiveness in our faith, our focus must be fixed on Jesus. In order to move forward, we'll have to leave excuses behind!
FORWARD : Week Three
For a split second, it's really satisfying to stick it to someone who hurt or offended us. That satisfaction quickly fades and its fulfillment degrades to grudges and burnt bridges. Leaving relationships in this manner sets our hearts up for an infestation of anger, bitterness, and regret. Romans 12:17-18 offers some very straight forward advice for how to handle this type of situation and encouragement for avoiding it, because when we hold on to grudges, they hold on to us! We're helping students acknowledge grace and forgiveness are required in order to move FORWARD.
FORWARD : Week Two
Whether they've been dictated for us by others or by ourselves, everyone is walking around with labels. We're going to be talking about the dangers and the benefits (yes, the benefits) of the labels we have, as well as discuss who has the right to label and who does not. 1 Peter has plenty to explore regarding how we ought to identify ourselves and others. The only labels we should accept are the labels given to us by our Creator. We're helping listeners determine which labels they need to leave behind in order to move FORWARD.
Throw It Off!
FORWARD : Week One
We're all looking forward to moving forward in something. Whether it's school, sports, relationships, or our faith, we have good intentions of making progress in something. During our series, "FORWARD," we'll take a look at some of the things that can hold us back from moving forward and interrupt our good intentions. This week, listen in as we explore what the author of Hebrews wrote to some folks about having endurance and what it will take for them to move FORWARD.