Frequently Asked Questions

What does BCM mean?


BCM stands for Baptist Collegiate Ministries.




Do you have to be Baptist to join BCM?


No, you do not have to be Baptist to join BCM. All are welcome to worship with us as we love God and love people!




What is BCM about?


We are a group of Christians who gather together for weekly worship, discipleship, and fellowship. We all have different backgrounds, but we gather together under one roof with one goal: to worship God and love His people.




When is BCM and where does BCM meet?


BCM meets for weekly worship every Thursday night at 8PM in Newton Chapel! (Map found below on website) We would love for you to join us!




Why choose to be a part of BCM?


"Through BCM I have met some of the best friends I have ever had. The BCM community is just so great and it provides an environment where you fellowship and you grow together in your relationship with God. Honestly, BCM is like another family, a family away from home. It's been the best experience." -M. Metts "BCM for me has literally changed my life. I came to BCM, and I was not in a great place in my faith, in my walk, and the people that I met loved on me and encouraged me. I became an entirely different person. The person that I was at the beginning of my freshman year is long gone and replaced by a better version of me. It's becuase of the community at BCM, and that I was able to experience it first hand that truly shaped my life. It is honeslty, a second family. They know me, know my needs, and know how to love on me. I believe BCM is one of the major reasons why God brought me to Mercer." - P. Hodges




What are Discipleship Groups?


Discipleship groups are a huge part of BCM! They are a way to grow in your faith and grow in community. Discipleship groups meet weekly in various places around campus. They are led by student leaders in the BCM community, and these groups are a great way to get plugged into college ministry on campus! Many lifelong friendships are formed through discipleship groups. These groups challenge you to grow in your faith and live it out daily!




What is your favorite part of BCM?


"My favorite part of BCM is weekly worship. I love coming together with my friends and the BCM community to worship God with music and through song. Music has always been a really important part of my life, and so I love having the opportunity to praise God through music." - C. Jackson "My favorite thing about BCM is discipleship groups! They are so important because it is a way to get plugged into a Christian community that meets outside of Thursday nights, to make friendships that will last a lifetime, and to really get this one on one spiritual environment where we can really grow deep and learn about each other, and learn about what others are going through. We can share what God has taught us individually, and grow in our faith together. The growth and the importance of these groups can not be overstated." -B. Whitted "My favorite part about BCM is our weekly worship nights on Thursdays in Newton Chapel. It is a great way to meet everyone, and find community." - B. Silvert "My favorite part of BCM is the community. Everyone there is so sweet and supportive. They all push you to grow closer to God." - S. Dockery "From my involvement in BCM has sprouted some of the greatest relationships and friendships that I have ever experienced. I've been able to find a community in BCM unlike any other that I have ever experienced. I could not ask for a better group of people to serve alongside and love on this community with." - P. Hodges