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ABOUT BHCC

It is our goal and mission to not only grow together in Christian fellowship, but to reach out to the community, showing them the love of Christ as we serve them in whatever way we can.

 

BHCC is a place where everyone can help serve and no one is overlooked, where everyone is welcome and no one is turned away, where visitors are treated with handshakes and banana bread just for coming, and where we strive to be the friendliest congregation in Abilene.

VISITING BHCC

NEW HERE? HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT!

A church that loves to praise and please God in song, prayer, preaching, teaching, and giving of our material means and ourselves.

 

A church that teaches Bible truths from the pulpit and in the classroom.

 

A church that is warm and friendly, committed to family, and ministers to all ages.

A church that recognizes that we are all at different places along the path of our faith and walk with God.

 

A church that values you as you are and for who you are because of the experiences that you have gone through.

A church that welcomes you whether you are looking for a place to help or to heal, if your faith has been shaken, needs to be strengthened, or right now does not allow you to believe in God.

A church that is hoping you and your family will join us as we share the hope that is in Christ and our servant hearts with others.

 

OUR BELIEFS

 

WE BELIEVE THAT the Bible is God’s infallible, inspired word! It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

It is both timely and timeless! His word does not change. We believe through study we can come to know God and His plan for our lives.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

I the Lord do not change...

Malachi 3:6a

WE BELIEVE THAT God sent his only Son to die on the cross to save us from our sins and that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

WE BELIEVE THAT we share in Jesus' death, burial and resurrection by being buried with Jesus through baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of our sins, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Baptism is essential for salvation, as Jesus told us that those who have not been born again by water and spirit cannot enter the Kingdom of God.

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."

John 3:5

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:4

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Acts 2:37-39

"...In [the ark] only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.

1 Peter 3:20-22

WE BELIEVE THAT our worship together, centered around Bible study, the preached word, prayer, communion, and singing, serves as encouragement to one another and as praise our Creator.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

...speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord...

Ephesians 5:19

WE BELIEVE THAT we share in the Gospel of Jesus as a community by participating in the body and blood of Christ as we take the bread and cup together at the Lord’s Table during communion every Sunday.

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."

Luke 22:12-20

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:42

OUR HISTORY

The Baker Heights Church of Christ was established through the planning and labor of the elders of the College Church of Christ (now University Church of Christ). This tradition of optimistic zeal for the Lord has been perpetuated for over 60 years.


In the Late 1950’s, a group of men recognized the need for a congregation of the Lord’s church to serve the Dyess area. Representatives of several congregations met in the spring of 1958 to make plans for holding worship services on base. Those began on May 11, 1958. In February of 1959, twelve Abilene churches, including the College, Woodlawn, Highland, and 11th and Willis congregations donated to a fund for the construction of a building so that the Dyess congregation could plan services without depending upon the availability of the chapel. College church purchased a site on Texas Avenue near the east gate of Dyess for the new building. Several families from College Church and other Abilene churches joined with the group from the base to help establish the Baker Heights Church. The first services at the new location were held on May 14, 1961.

On March 26, 1995, approximately 100 members (including 3 elders and 7 deacons) agreed to be the “seed” group for a new church to reach the southeast portion of Abilene where there was no church and to build on recently acquired property on Oldham Lane. In the 45-minute organizational meeting, the vision that began in 1958 came full circle when Oldham Lane Church of Christ was born. 

       

Baker Heights Church of Christ, established because of the evangelistic spirit of other congregations, has retained the same tradition. In addition to local mission, Baker Heights has supported or assisted missionaries in several foreign countries, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, England, Zambia, India, Nigeria, Brazil, the Ukraine, and Russia. A large portion of the membership of Baker Heights consists of military personnel who are subject to transfer. These members, upon leaving Baker Heights, are determined to carry the Word wherever the Air force sends them. Thus, the evangelistic zeal that produced the Baker Heights Church of Christ congregation over 60 years ago is alive and well today in the programs of the church and in the lives of individual Christians.