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We are a family-focused, evangelical Christian fellowship in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, whose worship is biblical and contemporary. We have a strong emphasis on using the gifts of our members and expressing God’s love both within the church family and in the wider community.

Feel free to explore our website, where you will learn more about who we are, what we do and why we do it. If you’re free on Sunday, why not drop in to one of our worship services? Dress code is casual and you’re assured of a warm welcome!

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The latest edition of the BPC magazine is now available for download here. Hard copy versions will be distributed soon.
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June 11 – Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
June 25 – Omagh and Sperrin Rambler
July 21 – Titanic Boat Trip and Quarter
August 1 – Mountstewart
August 19 – Dublin

For further information, please email Sheila.
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Will the last Christian in Iraq turn out the lights?
Iraqi Christians find themselves caught without tribal identity and identified with US ‘oppressors’. As fresh conflict engulfs the country, Robert Ewan tells the story of one Christian community, the decimation of which has gone almost unnoticed. Read article here.
The Gospel according to Minecraft
Minecraft, a simple construction video game, is sweeping the globe. Why is it so popular, and should we be concerned that millions of people are choosing to spend more time in the game than outside it? Read article here.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Why I support assisted suicide'
A former Archbishop of Canterbury has come out in support of assisted dying. The change of mind by Lord Carey of Clifton just days before a crucial parliamentary vote on the issue is particularly significant because he was regarded as a supporter of the conservative evangelical wing of the Church of England, which is fiercely opposed. Read article here.
Assisted dying is not assertion of human freedom, says Archbishop
The Archbishop of York spoke out against assisted dying in the House of Lords on Friday. Dr John Sentamu spoke sympathetically about the difficulties people face in being given a terminal diagnosis, but said any decision on the Assisted Dying Bill could not be based on competing personal stories.Read article here.
God can restore your lost years
Money can be restored. Property can be restored—broken-down cars, stripped painting, old houses. Relationships can be restored. But one thing that can never be restored is time. Time flies and it does not return. Years pass and we never get them back. Read article here.
What the Facebook? / Michael Hardin
Michael Hardin's sequel to 'The Jesus Driven Life' delves deeply into problems of God’s image and the Church’s image that plague Protestant Christianity. He offers challenging and incisive critiques, and charts exciting ways that Protestants, and other Christians, can learn to follow Jesus in the 21st century. Buy here.
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'Resurrection' / NT Wright
NT Wright explaining the historical basis for the resurrection and why he believes in it. Excellent stuff! Watch video here.
PW September Conference
Date: 13/09/2014 10:30 AM
Location: Assembly Buildings, Belfast
Full details
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5 Reasons Christians Avoid Accountability
Spiritual accountability and discipline are slowly becoming extinct within church communities Here are some reasons why. Read more here.
How God redeems broken dreams
Our broken dreams won’t be redeemed through finding silver-linings alone, but by following the way of Jesus. Read more here.
The Gospel of Jesus is a Social Justice Gospel
A religious leader came to Jesus and said, “What must I do to enter God’s Kingdom?” Jesus replied, “What’s written in the Law and how do you understand it?" Read blog post here.
Are we preaching a gospel of inadequacy?
Every time I go to restock my face cream at the cosmetics vendor, inevitably the sales ladies point out the fact my skin is particularly dry. Read article here.

* Views and opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect those held by BPC or its members.