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What’s the Church Service Like?

Four words that come to mind are: Casual, Reformed, Friendly, and possibly Noisy.
Casual People tend to dress casually, but because there’s a nice variety of ages, you’ll see a mix of dress.  So feel free to wear what’s comfortable, though we do encourage modesty… and pj’s are probably pushing it.
Reformed – Though we’re casual in dress, and don’t take ourselves too seriously (we like to have fun), we have a high view of God and His sovereignty.  So, in the sermons, Sunday School curriculum, and other teachings, you’ll probably hear a very God-centered emphasis.  If you’re not familiar with reformed theology, you can check out our beliefs page.  Also, you might check out some modern-day examples of pastors who hold to reformed theology, such as: R. C. Sproul, John Piper, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and Matt Chandler.
Friendly – Keeping an eye out for visitors, and getting to know each other has been a continual emphasis at BCC.  Because God has called us a body, it’s obvious that we need to function as those who are connected to one another, and so being nice, and enjoying each other’s company becomes more than a social expectation, but a spiritual practice.  So, expect people to greet you and make an effort to get to know you.  One intentional way we encourage this is through our monthly (3rd Sunday) meals, after the 2nd service.  
Noisy – Maybe.  Not necessarily every week, but it’s a possibility because BCC loves and welcomes families that are affected by disability.  So, as a body that includes and appreciates children with autism (and other disabilities) there may be an occasional screech or noise people aren’t accustomed to.  Sadly, the majority of these families find it hard to come to a church, and many churches aren’t prepared with a program or team specifically designed for people with disabilities.  So it’s a good challenge to the church body, and a beautiful picture of the kingdom of God, when we make efforts to consider others more significant than ourselves, and where we learn to practice the heart of Jesus, who said, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God”

How About Worship?

The musical style is contemporary, but we are very intentional in the selection of songs that are God-centered, and theologically rich.  With this in mind, we love to mix in rich, modernized hymns with some meatier contemporary songs.

What About the Kids?

Not only do we have Sunday School for all ages, but we believe we have the very best curriculum available.  It’s great to learn the stories of the Bible, but one thing most curriculums do is moralize the story – making the emphasis something like, “Be nice,” or “Share,” or “Be brave like David.”  Though there are benefits to following the examples of biblical heroes, this often misses the main point of God being the ultimate hero to sinful people, like us.  Here’s a description of the Children Desiring God Curriculum:
Children Desiring God exists to equip the body of Christ to spread to the next generations a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. Our aim is to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, and who we are in relation to Him, and to establish them with a foundation of doctrine and truth. We want them biblically grounded, seeing God as the hero of every story, with a God-centered world view and a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever.


We use the CDG curriculum up to the 6th grade, and for teens we focus on a variety of subjects that are designed to equip them to deal with questions typically faced in college, and in our growingly skeptical society.  Also, instead of a typical youth group with lots of activities and games, it’s our belief that a classroom setting focused on foundational subjects will better prepare our teens to learn as adults,  instead of craving after more entertainment.

When is Sunday school?

Classes for all ages (including adults) take place during the 2nd service.  Ideally, we encourage families to come to the 1st service so they can be a part of both worship, and Sunday School.

Why 2 Services?

One reason is that we’re too big to meet in one service, but another reason is that we encourage families to expose their children to both the preaching of God’s Word, as well as Sunday School.  Having 2 services gives more people the option of doing both, as well as enabling our teachers to worship in the 1st service, before teaching during the 2nd.

When Do You Serve Communion?

We serve communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, but we only serve it during the beginning of the 2nd service.  Look at the answer to our service structure to find out why we only do this in the 2nd service.

What’s the Structure of the

2 services?

If you come to the 1st service, we’ll encourage you to stay and visit with people coming for the 2nd service.  Then we’ll sing some more (not a repeat set of the 1st service), have communion together (on 1st and 3rd Sundays), and then dismiss 1st service people before the 2nd sermon so they can either go home, or stay for one of the classes that happen during the 2nd service.  
Our hope is to encourage the entire body to be together, as well as create an opportunity for people to both worship and be in a class.  
Also, every 3rd Sunday of the month, we have a meal after the 2nd service. 

Our Beliefs

BCC’s beliefs page is broken up into three categories: Particular Beliefs, Common Beliefs, and More Beliefs.  
  • Our Particular Beliefs will give you a feel for our church’s personality, and the things we love to emphasize.
  • The Common Beliefs section celebrates BCC’s unity with all Christian churches because of these essentials of the faith.
  • The More Beliefs section recognizes a few areas of belief that we may not even agree on within BCC, but mention as a matter of humbly loving and appreciating our differences over these non-essential beliefs.

Particular Beliefs

We love the Gospel
At the top of our list, and at the center of everything we do, is the gospel. Trusting in Jesus’ perfect life, His death in our place to pay the penalty we deserve, and His resurrection from the grave that gives us: acceptance with God, forgiveness of sin, and never-ending life and joy with Him. Does it get any better than that? Is there any news that comes close to Jesus agreeing to take the punishment we deserve so that it would be right for God the Father to love us as Jesus deserves? We don’t think so. Amazing! The love the Father has for His Son, Jesus, is poured out on us, and it’s only possible because the obstacle of sin has been removed at the cross. God’s grace is all the more amazing to us when we realize we did nothing to deserve it, or even activate it. Even our faith is a gift of God (Eph 2:8-9), and if God hadn’t opened our eyes to who He really is (2 Cor 4:6), none of us would ever accept His free gift of salvation (Rom 3:10-12). Because salvation is 100% God and 0% us, there’s just no room for boasting in ourselves and every reason to boast in the grace of God toward undeserving sinners, like us. With this in mind, how could this news not affect everything we do?
We love to laugh
Hello? Did you read what we had to say about the gospel? Okay, life can be very hard and Christians aren’t immune from depression, but we’ve found that the best remedy for every difficult circumstance is to be reminded of the gospel. In light of this good news we find ourselves hopeful and less likely to be grumpy. Basically although we’re aware of – and have suffered- pain in life, we have high confidence in the sovereignty of God, we don’t like to take ourselves too seriously, we enjoy a good laugh, and our constant remedy is to preach the gospel to ourselves and others.
We love families
God made the church to be a little like a family where dads lead, protect, and lovingly discipline; where moms serve, nurture, and help with dad’s leadership; and where kids grow, learn to submit to authority, and are given opportunities to love. Encouraging godliness within family relationships is a wonderful way to encourage a growing love and appreciation for God’s family, the church. Since families make up a good portion of the church, and those without a family need the love that a family gives, we try to encourage godly unity by staying together as much as possible.
We love to serve
If you have a delicious pie do you keep it to yourself, or do you share it with others? When you watch a thought-provoking movie, aren’t you quick to tell others about it? We share good things with others because a part of our own enjoyment is in serving others with the joy we’ve experienced. Serving begins at home, happens at church, flows out to our community, and continues to move further and further away because we just can’t help it. We love the gospel, and part of our enjoyment is in serving others with God’s goodness whether it’s a church family need, a local project, loving those with disabilities, supporting international workers, or in supporting a short-term mission trip. We love to serve because we love the gospel so we’re committed to missions and ministries here at home and in South America and Africa, to name two important continents.

Common Beliefs

You can be assured that BCC is not some weird cult. Did you know, at last count, there are around 38,000 Christian denominations? If the counter is doing their job right, then every one of these churches should hold these beliefs in common.
There are some beliefs within the Christian Church that are non-negotiable. These are essential to any church, if they are truly to be called “Christian,” and we whole-heartedly embrace them with joy. In pointing out these essential beliefs we both celebrate our common unity with all Christian churches and denominations, and we communicate how Christ’s church is different from the many world religions, and the various groups that appear to be Christian, but are not. We point out these distinctions, humbly recognizing that we hold to the truth only because of God’s grace, and we pray that Christ’s church will demonstrate His love to all who believe otherwise.
Our common beliefs are not limited to the many churches throughout the world today. We are also connected to those who have defended the faith throughout church history. With this in mind, we not only voice our beliefs as a local body, but we recommend that you read some of the historic creeds, as well as an excellent modern-day confession put together by The Gospel Coalition.
The Bible
We believe the Old and New Testaments, which make up the Holy Scriptures, are God’s one and only special revelation. This is the final authority for faith and life, not to be added to or subtracted from. These are the very words of God, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).
The Godhead
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – with the same attributes and perfections, yet distinct in person and role. In unity, each member of the Godhead is co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, and co-equal in power and glory (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God (John 1:1-2) who took on flesh (John 1:14); that is, he became a man without ceasing to be God. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary, Jesus was born without sin, and lived in perfect obedience to God the Father. Jesus accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross because, being fully man, he was able to represent us and take our sin upon himself as our substitutionary sacrifice. God’s acceptance of his sacrifice was made clear by his physical resurrection from the dead, and our union to Christ through faith enables God to justly forgive us and impute Jesus’ perfect righteousness to us (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5). We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, in a position of power and authority, where he daily works as our great High Priest, interceding on our behalf so that we might draw near to God (Heb 7:22-25). We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin and righteousness. He is the Spirit who sovereignly brings about our second birth (John 3:3-9), baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, and indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
The Total Depravity of Man
If mankind were not hopelessly lost and spiritually dead, then Jesus’ death would not be necessary for our salvation, and he would only be a good example for us to follow. A denial of total depravity is in essence a denial of our need for the gospel. Because of Adam’s sin, all of his descendants inherited a sinful nature that left us alienated from God and willfully rebellious to His rightful authority as Creator. Left to ourselves we are unable to remedy our lost condition. We need Jesus’ substitutionary sacrifice and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. Being totally depraved does not mean we are as bad as we can possibly be; instead, it means sin has had its effect on every part of our being, resulting in our utter inability to be saved apart from God’s initial, intervening grace (Genesis 1:26, 26; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace (unmerited favor) and received by faith in the one and only Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. Our salvation from the just punishment of God is by his precious blood, shed for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).

More Beliefs

We recognized that you may want to know even more about our thinking and practice, so these topics (that we may not even agree on within BCC) are viewed as tools for growth, humility, and loving our brothers and sisters in Christ.
You may have picked up on the fact that our theological leanings are Reformed, or Calvinistic. In pointing out the importance of the doctrine of total depravity in the
common beliefs area, we don’t mean to imply that a non-Calvinistic (or, Arminian) view places a church outside of Christianity. We only mention it as a common belief because it is consistent with the essential belief that the cross of Christ is absolutely necessary, and the only means by which we are saved. Those who do not hold to the doctrine of total depravity are not then outside of Christianity; but they are inconsistent with biblical grace and open the door to thinking that diminishes man’s desperate need for the cross of Christ.
Where does BCC stand on non-essential doctrines and areas of preference that concern: church government, baptism, eschatology (end-times), old-Earth vs. young Earth, schooling choices, or style of worship? There is more agreement in some areas than in others, but mostly we want to encourage: humility, love for one another, a primary focus on the gospel, and a realization that we are a family made up of different backgrounds, preferences, and convictions. What better atmosphere to learn and practice the love and humble service of Christ?
We are more convinced in some areas than in others, there is a variety in our practice, but ultimately we have an approach of being submitted to what we believe God’s Word teaches. If we are convinced by God’s Word that a current belief is wrong, then we will humbly submit to the authority of Scripture. We are unbending on essential beliefs, firm on some non-essentials, and more flexible on others. So, here are a few specifics:
Church Government
We believe a church should be led by a plurality of elders who meet the biblical qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. We also believe there is a biblical role of deacons who have a position of authority, are under the leadership of the elders, and who enable the elders to concentrate on teaching and prayer by leading in service to the church, and the community. Deacons lead in service both by example and in encouraging and training the rest of the church to serve with their God-given gifts. Their biblical qualifications are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. With both elders and deacons the biblical qualifications are primary in their calling, with a part of this process involving their being presented to the church body, as candidates, for their agreement.
We agree that all Christians are to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that it is not something that saves anyone, but is a sign and seal of our identification with Christ. We believe baptism (communion being the other) is one of two sacraments instituted by Christ for His church.
Where we are not in full agreement is in the mode of baptism, and concerning infants. Though we reject infant baptism as a means of salvation, we are sympathetic to a Reformed view on infant baptism as a sign and seal of faith, and the benefits thus available to them in a NT covenant community. This would be similar to circumcision’s use in an Old Testament covenant community – not saving, but a sign of their acceptance into that covenant community. We have practiced infant baptism in this regard – as a sign of their parent’s faith and thus their acceptance into a covenant community where they are exposed to the blessings that come by faith, or the curses in rejecting the faith of their parents and church family.
We also practice believer baptism – recognizing that baptism for one who has faith in Christ is a sign and seal of their new identity in Christ. This is where we currently are as a body of believers, and instead of dividing over a non-essential we encourage humility and love in the midst of our differences.
Now here’s a subject that has the ability to divide; yet God has been gracious to us in that we enjoy fellowship in a mix of views. So far there has been little emphasis on the specific millennial views, or the rapture. Where we do agree is in our view that Jesus is coming again. We don’t hold to a dispensational view, yet there are brothers and sisters in the church that do. The elders tend toward an amillennial view (for an accurate description we’d recommend “A Case for Amillennialism” by Kim Riddlebarger), yet we enjoy fellowship as those who hold to different end-times views.


Yes, God is the Creator of everything. We don’t believe in evolution, and we tend toward a young Earth view, but again, this is not a matter of our Christian unity, and there are brothers and sisters in the church who believe the Earth is older.


Schooling Choices
We may have a reputation of being a home school church, but we’re not. Many of us do home school our kids, and though we recognize some of the benefits, we also agree that our primary calling as parents is to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord … and this can be done at home, in private schools, and in public schools. We’re all different, our kids are different, and biblical wisdom in parenting can apply to a variety of schooling choices. People can be threatened when we differ in these choices (as if it’s a judgment against those who do something else), but when our identity is in Christ alone (and not our schooling choice, or any other personal preference) we are able to truly love instead of be threatened by one another, or judge one another.
True worship is in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Worship is not being emotionally moved apart from biblical truth, nor is it biblical truth without a spiritual connection to God. There is a general worship that applies to our lives (Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 10:31), and yet we are told not to forsake assembling together – with the implication of worship (Hebrews 10:23-25). We encourage both worshiping with our lives, and the importance of our corporate worship. The elements of spirit and truth cause us to love doctrinally rich hymns, and yet we are more contemporary in our style and also enjoy some modern choruses. Worship is another area where churches are tempted to put musical preference above love and community. Since we meet in a gym, and don’t have a large pipe organ, we tend toward guitars, keyboards, drums, and a more contemporary style of music, but we view right theology in the lyrics as being critical because worship is an expression of God’s worth.
“True worship occurs only when that part of human beings, their spirit, which is akin to the divine nature (God is spirit), actually meets with God and finds itself praising him for his love, wisdom, beauty, truth, holiness, compassion, mercy, grace, power and other attributes.” – James M. Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith, pg. 591
We hope this gives you an idea of both our beliefs and our personality: that we love theology, that who we are and what we do is a result of our beliefs, and that we believe the church is unbreakable on the essentials and should be more flexible in other matters – all for the sake of God being glorified in and through His church.

Here’s where you’ll find us

Bear Creek Church is a friendly, non-denominational church in beautiful southern Oregon. We invite you to check out this website or contact us for more information. Two services are available in the gym at St. Mary’s School at 816 Black Oak Drive in Medford, one block south of the intersection of Barnett and Black Oak. Classes are available for all ages during the second service. Please use the form below if you have any questions or comments.

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Church Information

Sunday Morning Service Location
(Please do not send mail to this address)
816 Black Oak Drive
Medford OR 97504
Sunday Mornings – First Service
9:00 – 10:15 Nursery care available
Sunday Mornings – Second Service
10:30 – 11:45 Nursery care available; Sunday School classes for all ages dismissed during the worship service
Mailing Address
Bear Creek Church
PO Box 4732
Medford OR 97501


Jan 21, 2018
Reminders, Reflections, and Expectations – Eph 1:15-23
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  • Jan 21, 2018Reminders, Reflections, and Expectations – Eph 1:15-23
    Jan 21, 2018
    Reminders, Reflections, and Expectations – Eph 1:15-23
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  • Jan 14, 2018The Logic of Grace – Titus 2:11-14
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Logic of Grace – Titus 2:11-14
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  • Jan 7, 2018Why We Do What We Do
    Jan 7, 2018
    Why We Do What We Do
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  • Dec 31, 2017New Year’s Reminders
    Dec 31, 2017
    New Year’s Reminders
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  • Dec 24, 2017Candlelight Service
    Dec 24, 2017
    Candlelight Service
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  • Dec 24, 2017Jesus is Worthy of Your Commitment – Matt. 1:18-25
    Dec 24, 2017
    Jesus is Worthy of Your Commitment – Matt. 1:18-25
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  • Dec 17, 2017God Has Spoken – Heb. 1:1-4
    Dec 17, 2017
    God Has Spoken – Heb. 1:1-4
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  • Dec 10, 2017Combatting Anger (Holiday Chaos Edition) – Phil 2:12-16
    Dec 10, 2017
    Combatting Anger (Holiday Chaos Edition) – Phil 2:12-16
    Series: Philippians
    CLICK HERE to watch the video shown near the end of the sermon
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  • Dec 3, 2017Good Examples – Phil 2:19-24
    Dec 3, 2017
    Good Examples – Phil 2:19-24
    Series: Philippians
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  • Nov 26, 2017A Generous Work of God’s Grace – 2 Cor 8:1-15
    Nov 26, 2017
    A Generous Work of God’s Grace – 2 Cor 8:1-15
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  • Nov 19, 2017Give Thanks – 1 Thess 5:1-24
    Nov 19, 2017
    Give Thanks – 1 Thess 5:1-24
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  • Nov 12, 2017Thinking Like Paul about Life and Death – and a visit from Emily Colson
    Nov 12, 2017
    Thinking Like Paul about Life and Death – and a visit from Emily Colson
    Series: Philippians
    Watch the video mentioned as the introduction of Emily Colson
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  • Nov 5, 2017Reasons to Stop Complaining – Phil 2:14-18
    Nov 5, 2017
    Reasons to Stop Complaining – Phil 2:14-18
    Series: Philippians
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  • Nov 4, 2017BCC Women’s Conference: Session 4 – Garden to Glorious Harvest
    Nov 4, 2017
    BCC Women’s Conference: Session 4 – Garden to Glorious Harvest
    "Session 4 - Garden to Glorious Harvest" from Womens Conference by Bear Creek Church. Released: 2017.
  • Nov 4, 2017BCC Women’s Conference: Session 3 – Ph Factor
    Nov 4, 2017
    BCC Women’s Conference: Session 3 – Ph Factor
    "Session 3 - Ph Factor" from Womens Conference by Bear Creek Church. Released: 2017.
  • Nov 4, 2017BCC Women’s Conference: Session 2 – Thorns and Thistles
    Nov 4, 2017
    BCC Women’s Conference: Session 2 – Thorns and Thistles
    "Session 2 - Thorns and Thistles" from Womens Conference by Bear Creek Church. Released: 2017.
  • Nov 4, 2017BCC Women’s Conference: Session 1 – Miracle Grow
    Nov 4, 2017
    BCC Women’s Conference: Session 1 – Miracle Grow
    "Session 1 - Miracle Grow" from Womens Conference by Bear Creek Church. Released: 2017.
  • Nov 3, 2017BCC Women’s Conference: Opening Session-Preparing the Soil
    Nov 3, 2017
    BCC Women’s Conference: Opening Session-Preparing the Soil
    "Opening Session-Preparing the Soil" from Womens Conference by Bear Creek Church. Released: 2017.
  • Oct 29, 2017Our Happiness, Freedom, and Future Because of the Reformation
    Oct 29, 2017
    Our Happiness, Freedom, and Future Because of the Reformation
    Links to 2 videos shown this morning: Video 1, Video 2
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  • Oct 22, 2017Working on Complaining – Phil 2:12-16
    Oct 22, 2017
    Working on Complaining – Phil 2:12-16
    Series: Philippians
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Small Groups

At Bear Creek Church, a variety of small groups exist for the purpose of building relationships in Christ, encouraging one another in the faith, and joining together in prayer.


(3:30 pm) Shepherd – Pastor Brian (541) 261-8426 – Meeting at the home of Nate Harp on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.  A very casual setting where we’ll typically share a meal.  We’re currently reading through D. A. Carson’s book, 
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God.
(6:30 pm) Shepherd – Greg Stiles (541) 324-0183
(Ladies 13-25) – games and activities on the first Sunday of each month.  Contact Anne Meador for details at (541) 261-6919 or


(9:30-11am) Mandi Meador (541) 930-1219 – Child care will be provided.  Currently going through Gloria Forman’s book,
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full.
(6:00 pm) – A ministry to kids with disabilities (background check required) see Deacon Tom Eastwold (541) 776-6315
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF GOD’S WORD:  6-week class, 7-8:45pm from Jan 9 – Feb 13 led by Kofi Adu-Boahen


(6am – 7am) Meets at the Medford Library and is led by Pastor Brian Phelps (541) 261-8426.  We’re currently reading through the book, 
Knowing Christ, 
by Mark Jones.
(noon) Meets at the Medford Library and is led by Pastor Brian Phelps (541) 261-8426.  We’re currently reading through a modernized and very condensed version of Calvin’s Institutes.
(6:30 pm) Shepherd – Kofi Adu-Boahen  (541) 841-2728.  Meeting at the Knight home  and are currently reading David Platt’s book Counter Culture.
(6:30 pm) Shepherd – Bob Scott (541) 301-7889
(6:45 pm) Shepherd – Elder Bill Pritchett (541) 778-0734


(6am – 7am) Meets at Shari’s Restaurant (S. Medford) and is led by Pastor Jim (541) 821-0343.  We are currently reading through the book,
Knowing Christ
, by Mark Jones.
(noon) – Helen Foster (541) 535-6721
Shepherd – Pastor Jim Cartwright (541) 821 0343
(7:00pm – 8:30pm) Meets weekly at the Medford Library and is led by Kofi Adu-Boahen (541) 841-2728.


A wonderful group where the main focus is simply the reading of an entire book of the Bible (or a large portion).  Meets in Eagle Point at the Hoehne home, and is led by Cameron Hoehne (541) 842-0224

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Be a part of the team!
Prayer is a wonderful gift of God, who graciously invites us to be involved in His sovereign work. Use the form below to sign up and be a part of the BCC Prayer Team where you’ll receive e-mail prayer requests.
Here are a few team requirements:
– You’ve been a regular attender of BCC for at least 3 months.
– You promise to pray (we recommend setting aside a regular time each day)
– You keep all requests confidential.  No requests are meant for sharing.  They are intended for this group only.

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how can we pray for you? 
We would be honored to pray as a church for you!  When sending your prayer requests, please keep the following in mind:
– Please word your prayer request or praise as you would like it to appear in the e-mail
– If it’s a medical need, please avoid details that may be too personal or sensitive.
– Avoid criticism.
– Be mindful of not only physical needs, but spiritual needs.
– We also love to bring praises and areas of thanksgiving to the Lord.
– Please promise to keep us updated with your situation, as it’s encouraging to see how God is at work.

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Bear Blog

Bear Bulletin – 02/18/2018

As always, ways to connect, grow, and serve at BCC

Bear Bulletin – 02/04/2018

As always, ways to connect, grow, and serve at BCC; but be sure to check out a very timely and important book recommendation, and another upcoming class.

Bear Bulletin – 01/28/2018

As always, ways to connect, grow, and serve at BCC; but be sure to check out a very timely and important book recommendation, and an encouraging article for women.

Bear Bulletin – 01/21/2018

See what’s happening at BCC – ways to connect and grow and serve.

Bear Bulletin – 01/14/2018

See what’s happening at BCC – ways to connect and grow and serve.


March 2-3: Marriage Event with Paul Tripp – 4 video sessions hosted by BCC at the Medford Public Library – REGISTER HERE
March 17:  BCC Women’s Spring Mini Conference – more details to come
May 12:  Sometimes Miracles Hide – more details to come
June 28th – July 1st: BCC Campout at Howard Prairie, SugarPine Campground
Aug 12-17; 19-24:  Joni and Friends Family Retreats


Bear Creek Church exists to glorify God by helping all people to find their fullest joy in Jesus Christ. To this end we serve the members of our church, the people in our local community here in the Rogue Valley, and in the worldwide community through supporting and participating in a variety of ministries.
The links below provide helpful information about the many opportunities for you and your family to serve, be served, grow, and connect with others through the ministry of Bear Creek Church in Medford, Oregon.

Your Ministry at BCC

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV)
Are you using the gift(s) God has given you to encourage and strengthen His church? Click the button to see where we could use your help, and let us know on the following form.

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Other Ways to GIVE

TEXTING – Just text the dollar amount to (541) 214-BEAR (2327).  There is a $10 minimum for text-giving, and you can also specify your gift by typing the following word after the dollar amount: MISSIONS, BOETHEO, or if you’re buying a book from our book table (that’s $10 or more), type BOOK.
AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL – Our regular giving form above enables you to give a one time gift, or to set it up for reoccurring gifts.  If you want to set up a reoccurring gift to come directly out of your bank account, instead of through a debit or credit card, then this is a good option.  Just click here  to print out the form.  You can bring the filled out form to church, and give it to a deacon or elder, or place it in the offering.
NONCASH DONATIONS –  Suggested non-cash donations might include: A will, trust or life insurance, Beneficiary designations, Stocks or mutual funds, Real estate, Personal property, Autos, RVs.  For information about these or other options, contact Pastor Jim Cartwright at 541 821-0343 or