Betel is a unique, worldwide ministry helping people break free from drug addiction. Likened to a spiritual greenhouse, lives are changed and hope is born in the close knit communities of faith that Betel creates. BRCC supports the Betel Center located in Birmingham, England by sending teams dedicated to serving and equipping these new believers as they rebuild their lives through a combination of meaningful relationships and meaningful work. New Betel Centers are started by regenerated men and women who are called to take the light of the Gospel into dark places.
Betel began in Spain in the inner city three decades ago when a small group of missionaries began to care for the needs of a few drug addicts and marginalized people. Today its program and communities can be found in over 70 urban areas in over 20 nations.While each Betel community has developed its own identity and personal approach in applying the Betel program to the needs of their people, Betel worldwide embraces the same principles and shares a common ethos.
For more information about Betel visit its website.
BRCC and other Grace Network churches have been in a close relationship with a large church in Haiti, L’eglise Baptiste Siloe, for over 25 years. We support their efforts to evangelize their community by coming alongside them and helping with medical clinics, construction, leadership training, and financial assistance. This close relationship was especially vital after the 2010 earthquake, when they lost their pastor and many in their congregation. We are also encouraging Siloe’s vision to plant a church in a large post-earthquake resettlement area. This exciting expansion of the Gospel into a remote area has already begun!
International Students Incorporated
International Students, Inc ( ISI ) is a Christian ministry focused on the international students that attend the University of Virginia. ISI’s vision is to make contact with many of the students, building relationships with them so that they will be able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Through practical helps, dinners, trips, special events and matching with local church volunteers, students are encouraged to take part in the many bible studies that are sponsored by ISI, many especially designed for seekers. ISI is always looking for people in the church who would be interested in getting involved with this world-impact ministry that takes place right here in our community.
Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia is a life-affirming Christian ministry committed to:
- HOPE for women, men and their families facing issues of unintended pregnancy,
- HELP through free and confidential counseling, education, medical services and adoption referrals,
- HEALTH by empowering individuals to make self-controlled healthy lifestyle choice,
- HEALING through physical, emotional and spiritual support,
- Our four Centers, located in Charlottesville, Culpeper and Orange, provide free and confidential services, such as pregnancy testing, post-abortion counseling, adoption information, material assistance, community referrals, and abstinence education.
For more information, call 434-979-4516 or visit www.virginiapregnancy.org.
Young Life (and Wyldlife for middle schoolers) serves middle and high schoolers in Greene County. Our vision and mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission through prayer, building relationships with students, and sharing with them the Good News of Jesus Christ. Young Life has regular local meetings and also takes 2 camp trips throughout the year.
Young Life is like one big “party with a purpose” where all are welcome and treated like honored guests. It may be club – the best night of a kid’s week; or camp – the best week of their life; or just the invitation to spend time with a leader who has become their friend. But before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.