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Church Leadership & Affiliation
Is Birkenhead Community Church part of a denomination?
Who is the pastor?
Our pastor is Dan Tyler, an Englishman who became a Christian in 2000 and loves his family, community, sports and books. He is passionate about seeing the good news about Jesus impact every area of life.
Dan, Emily and their three children (Ethan, Micah and Alexis) joined us in September 2018 from St Georges Church in Leeds, UK, where Dan served for six years as an associate pastor for young adults and university students.
What is the leadership structure of the church?
Throughout its 100-year history, BCC has operated under the Brethren model of leadership by elders. The elders, together with the pastor, provide leadership, governance, accountability and direction for the church, and oversee all teaching, ministries, mission, and activities. The members of the church all contribute too by serving according to their own calling and gifts. At BCC our established Eldership team take care of the spiritual ‘health’ of the church. They oversee everything that happens but appoint groups to care for different aspects of church life.
At BCC the Leadership Group essentially manage many of the practical aspects of church ministry. They work closely with elders, pastor, staff and ministry leaders. Our Pastoral Care Team coordinates aspects of fellowship, pastoral visiting, counselling and support. Both the Leadership Group and Pastoral Care Team are responsible to the Elders.
How does the church feel about other churches?
We have great respect for other Christian churches and welcome the opportunity to get involved with other congregations through prayer and ministry.
Money & Stewardship
Where does the church funding come from?
As a church, our funds are gained almost entirely from the gifts of those in our congregation. This money is used to pay staff, run activities within the church, support missions, and contribute to the Willow Christian Trust. Elders oversee the church finances, and regular financial reports are presented to the congregation.
What are members expected to give financially?
First things first, there are no fees to come to church. But as a committed member of any church you want to see your church enriching people’s lives through ministry and involvement in the community it’s in – and that all takes funding, to a certain extent.
We believe the Bible is clear in its teaching regarding tithing (giving) as God’s means for economically supporting His church. This concept is taught throughout the Bible in both Old and New Testaments and was initiated by God in His covenant with Abraham (Genesis 14:20; Genesis 28:22) and confirmed by Jesus and the Apostles under the new covenant (Matthew 23:23; Hebrews 7:8).
A tithe is the ‘first fruits’ of one’s income – an initial gift put aside for the church, given out of joy, not duty.