Planting and strengthening churches to make disciples to reach the world!
On Sunday, August 21, 1932, thirteen people gathered in a North Platte, Nebraska home. They came not to start a movement that would have a worldwide impact but to pray together and hear teaching from the Bible. God caused the group to grow as many people in the community placed their faith in Jesus Christ. Initially known as the the "Church of the Open Bible," in 1935, the fledgling congregation found a more fitting name as "The Berean Fundamental Church." Though the word "fundamental" has since lost favor in our culture, to those founding families it had a wonderfully simple depth of meaning: it was based on the "fundamentals" of the Christian faith.
You might be asking, "What does Berean mean?" The word actually comes from Acts 17:11 in the Bible. It says the Bereans were "noble" because they searched the Scriptures to see if what they were being told about Jesus was true. We want to be the same kind of people who search God's Word, the Bible, to know the truth.
From the simple beginning of the small group in North Platte, God sparked a movement that, within a few years, grew from town to town across Nebraska and into the surrounding states. Today, the Berean Fellowship comprises of 60 churches throughout the states of: California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and 1 in Canada.
Now the Bereans received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day.
The Berean Fellowship was built upon a solid biblical foundation and has always placed special emphasis on the authority of Scripture, the supremacy of Jesus Christ, and the importance of advancing the Gospel through personal relationships, church planting, and world missions.
Our Doctrine Statement
"I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." ~ Jesus
The Berean Fellowship of Churches is poised in the early years of the 21st century to have a global impact on the advancement of the Gospel. The Fellowship is committed to a vision of
to reach the world!
We are diligent to accomplish this vision by working to establish and nurture a fellowship of interdependent churches in strategic areas. To this end, the BFC is pursuing strategic church planting opportunities in the United States and internationally. Our churches in the United States are a unified base that strengthens our international outreach. The BFC is also engaged in several strategic partnerships that allow us to maximize our churches' resources for the cause of Christ.