Who We Are

BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries) is a place for students to explore the claims of Jesus Christ and experience the excitement of answering the call to follow Him.

While BCM does stand for Baptist Collegiate Ministries, we are not exclusively Baptist. We receive support from the Florida Baptist Convention and Baptist churches, but all are welcome.

BCM exists to reach out and serve our local college campuses, and BCM @ UCF is here for students at the University of Central Florida and surrounding colleges like Valencia and Full Sail. You can contact us by emailing ucfbcm@ucfbcm.com.

What We Believe

About God

We believe in one God expressed in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:9-10, 1 Peter 1:2

About Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only son and Savior of the world.

Matthew 1:22-23, John 3:16, Romans 1:3-4

About the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian at the moment of salvation, and provides that person with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what pleases God.

John 16:5-15, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word and is the ultimate and final authority on all matters of faith.

Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16

About Man

We believe that man was created by God to be like God, but that man willfully sinned and became separated from God, only to be reconciled through salvation and a fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27, John 15:4, Acts 4:12

About Salvation

We believe salvation, or the forgiveness of sins, is a gift from God to man and comes only by grace through the blood of Christ (his death on the cross).

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-5

About Eternal Security

We believe that because God freely gives man eternal life through Christ, followers of Christ have security in their salvation for eternity; not by their own efforts, but by the grace and power of God.

John 10:28-29, Romans 8:35-39, Hebrews 7:25

About Baptism

We believe baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is the public declaration that Jesus is one’s Savior. We do not believe that baptism is salvific, or essential to salvation, in nature, but we do believe that it is a biblical command and shows our obedience to Christ’s lordship in our lives.

Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:1-4, Colossians 2:12

Message from the Director

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, you are facing decisions and making decisions that will affect you for the rest of your life. BCM offers you the opportunities and resources to help you find God’s plan for your life.

Find a small group Bible study. Cheer on the Knights after a BCM tailgate. Worship on campus with friends. Get plugged into a local church. Play intramurals. Go on a trip out of the country or a conference in the states that will give you memories that will last a lifetime and make a difference that will last for eternity.

Check out BCM — it will change your life.

Message from a Student

I wasn’t a true follower of Christ till I got to this campus and started my college life. I was someone who grew up hearing about God, and what it meant to follow Him, but never made that relationship aspect of having a “walk with Christ” a reality.

When I finally got to UCF in the fall of 2009, God worked in me, in an incredible way. He somehow showed me the way to a BCM small group/bible study where I was introduced to a few fun loving guys who opened up the bible and read pages and pages of scripture with me. Along with that, I was able to see how the guys in the group lived differently, a life of rejecting temptation and sin, that separated them from the rest of the campus.

In the fall of 2010 I was invited on to the BCM leadership team, where I was able to make more friends, and build more relationships with fellow believers. Being on the leadership team challenged me to take little “leaps of faith”, whether it was praying out loud, giving a testimony, or leading a bible study. These challenges strengthened my faith and have helped shape who I am today.

One challenge that I took on was being president of BCM starting the fall of 2011 and it has been one of the most rewarding thing I have and will do while at college. To over look all the events, meetings, small groups and watch the people within them grow or believe in Christ for the first time has been a huge blessing! Although it makes my job easy when you have the best leadership team of all time surrounding you!

Our goal at BCM is to provide an experience that was similar to mine. One where you as a student are welcomed, and provided with a great atmosphere to learn about the Gospel, surrounded by fellow believers who will build you up. Come check us out!