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Statement of Faith

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Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.

We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.

We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.

We believe in all the basic doctrines of historic Christianity.

We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God.

We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

We believe in the personal, visible, second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.

After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.

We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.

We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

FAQ

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What is Bikers For Christ?

Bikers For Christ (BFC) is a motorcycle ministry where members ride their bikes and participate in events which put them in places where God can use them to minister & evangelize.

Is BFC affiliated with a church?

Yes. This means it doesn’t matter which Bible believing Christian church you attend, you are welcome to join up. We currently have members who attend many different churches including Baptist, Lutheran, Calvary Chapel, Assembly of God, Christian & Grace Churches.

Why is it important that BFC be affiliated with a church?

Accountability! Unlike some other independent MC ministries, we firmly believe that every ministry of God should be accountable to a local Christian church. This way, if anything gets weird or out of hand, the church has the authority to correct us. Biblically, the church is the God ordained vehicle used to correct Christians and the ministries we serve in.

I’ve heard of BFC before, but the patch was different?

In fact there are several other motorcycle ministries called Bikers For Christ or Bikers For Jesus. Along with this ministry, the other most prominent one is the Mid-Atlantic based BFC in Pennsylvania which covers 5 states. We have been in contact with that ministry and there is no conflict in sharing a similar name.

How does BFC compete with other clubs for members?

Bikers For Christ is not in “competition” with any other MC club, gang or ministry. We do not act in a way to draw people out of other worthwhile activities, but rather supplement or support those activities. For example, our current National Administrator is an active member in 5 different MC groups including the Christian Motorcyclists Association and ABATE. Other members belong to MMA, HOG, RAT, SCNOC, VOC as well as other MC ministries. Of course how “involved” you choose to be should be kept in balance with your other priorities such as family & church.

What is the BFC “method” for ministering to others?

BFC does not dictate how members should minister, that’s left between you & God depending on your calling, gifts & talents. Some members pass out tracts, others are better one on one, some hang out at biker bars and wait for a response, some just ride around with their colors and let God bring the prospects to them.

How is leadership handled with BFC?

BFC has no presidents, no vice presidents, no lofty titles. Each chapter has an elder who takes care of things in his/her geographic area. A National Administrator oversees the business end of things and is available to help out the elders with any needs they have. Each chapter is free to choose members in various positions to help out. Chapters cover areas by either state, county or city.

Where can I find the Policies & Procedures for BFC?

You won’t! BFC has no by-laws. Being under the authority of a church, we are also under their by-laws. Less red tape and bureaucracy to hinder God’s work.

How big is BFC?

BFC currently covers 49 states and 9 countries and is growing every month. Our actual numbers are always changing and I would be making this brochure obsolete by printing it here. When people ask “how big are we”, we prefer to answer that Jesus is bigger…

How does BFC deal with members who backslide or go astray?

We trust the Holy Spirit to keep the membership in line. If He can’t do it, then neither can we. If a member is continuously grieving the Holy Spirit and sinning, we ask that they be honest with themselves and God by turning their patch in to their local elder. The elder will hold on to it until they get their life straightened out again. We do not conduct inquisitions into people’s lives and we do not judge or condemn others (Luke 6). We also don’t threaten people or forcibly remove their colors. God deals with all us sinners accordingly.

I ride a Kawayamazuki KYZ-500-SS, can I still ride with BFC?

BFC strongly supports an individual’s freedom to ride whatever they want to. No one should tell you what to ride. Our members own everything from Japanese sport bikes, British iron, German touring bikes as well as Harley-Davidson cruisers. We do require that you ride a 500 cc bike or bigger so that you can “keep up” with the pack.

How much are the annual dues?

BFC is a “free” ministry, there are no dues. The small amount of money needed for administration is raised through the sale of merchandise such as patches, T-shirts, stickers, hats and any other neat stuff we happen to run across. All donations to BFC are tax deductible.

How do I get a patch?

You first need to be a member in good standing, then just tell us what you want and we will send your stuff out when we get your donation. Simple. However, if you are not a BFC member, we can’t sell you anything with the logo on it. Non-members could wear it while being outside our scope of accountability and damage our reputation, so please don’t give all your secular friends BFC T-shirts as Christmas gifts, thank you. For those who already sport another club or ministry back-patch, we also sell a smaller “arm” sized patch that can be put on a jacket sleeve or vest.

Why doesn’t the BFC patch have a territorial rocker?

We do not “claim” territories. This kind of behavior can and does antagonize outlaw biker clubs who also “lay claim” to the same territories. By flying a rocker, they will see you as competition and that’s not the best way to open doors. If other people want to “claim turf”, that’s fine – we just want to tell people about Jesus Christ.

Why does the BFC patch use so many different colors?

Again, to avoid antagonizing “outlaw clubs” which may claim a particular color scheme as “theirs”.

How does BFC interact with other MC ministries?

By supporting them. Go riding with them, help them out during their events, pray with them. We’re on the same side.

How do I become a member?

You must request an application from your local chapter elder or, if there is no local chapter and elder near you, by contacting our headquarters at our email address: bfcintlhq@hotmail.com. You will have to answer a few questions and then your pastor will have to sign off on it for you. We will be calling your pastor to verify. Make sure you pray about it first, read the scriptures listed on the application and discuss it with your wife/husband. We do not have a “prospect” process, but we do want you to understand the seriousness & commitment involved.

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