The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) is a vibrant community at the College of William & Mary. Since 1926, we seek to passionately worship God, live in authentic Christian community, serve global needs with the compassion of Christ, and explore servant-leadership to offer lifelong service in the world through the local church.
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We send out an email every week to BCMers to ensure that they are informed. Catch events that are coming soon as well as updates that did not reach program announcements in time here. If you would like to view the most recent newsletter, click here.
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Family Groups provide space for the deepest spiritual growth in BCM. They gather weekly in smaller groups to inspire deeper devotion to Christ's teachings, prayer, and fun... basically sharing life together. Especially for 2020-21 when smaller groups are the most pandemic friendly, they are even more important. Here are our group leaders this fall:
BCM annually participates in many IM sports. Past teams have included softball, outdoor soccer, flag football, and volleyball, but if you can find the people to play we're open to participating in pretty much any sport. If there are enough people, we tend to split into multiple teams. Contact Will Hobbs to see if we are playing your sport.
All of BCM gathers on Sunday evenings at 5pm for a home-cooked dinner provided by local churches, followed by a student-led time of singing and drama, Bible study, guest speakers, and worship at 6pm. All are welcome. After the gathering, hang out as long as you want to make new friends!
Every October, BCM retreats for recreation and spiritual growth with other students across Virginia. Go deeper in relationship with God and friends! Here is a past flier for Fall Gathering. (For Fall 2020, this gathering will be virtual. Details to come.)
Every spring, BCM ferries across the James river for an awesome retreat. Here is a past flier for Winter Retreat.
Coordination Team is the group that seeks God's direction for BCM, plans Sunday night gatherings and various events, and leads in execution of those plans. They meet bi-weekly on Sunday nights. These meetings are open to anyone curious about servant leadership in BCM. Click on someone's photo to send them an email.
If you want to contribute to how BCM conducts gatherings and outreach, join us in open CT meetings bi-weekly after gatherings. To learn more about CT and how to become an official member, check out the Coordination Team section.
Apply for CT if you want to take part in servant leadership!
The CT application is available in Microsoft Word .docx format here. Although your responses to each question do not need to be lengthy, do not feel that you need to fit all of your responses onto the single page provided. Please email your completed application to Jeffrey. If you have any trouble accessing the document or understanding it, please let Jeffrey know.
We are always looking those who love to lead others in worship through song. Contact Jack Akers if you are interested. Once a team forms, a regular practice time will be announced.
BCM's Constitution discusses the purpose, name, membership, leadership, meetings, budget, and by-laws. If you would like to read William and Mary BCM's constitution, click here.
BCM regularly takes team mission trips during winter break, spring break, or in May between final examinations and Memorial Day. More information will be availible regarding the trips closer to those dates.
January 2020 - New Bern, NC: Rebuilding homes after the 2018 floods.
January 2019 - Nashville, TN: Facilatating a church's outreach to refugees.
January 2-10, 2017 - Houston, Texas: Rebuilding infrstructure and relationships after flooding the previous year.
May 16-31, 2017 - Nagaland, India: Working in Zeko's home village, his primary school, and with those rescued from human trafficking at Miqlat Ministry in Dimapur.
January 1-8, 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA: Raking in the Holy Spirit and sheet rocking your world.
We have a rich history that we like to share. Explore each of the eras of Baptist Collegiate Minstry at William & Mary!
We are thankful to the nearby churches who continually support BCM and our ministries. Here are some of these beautiful communities ordered in proximity. Click on a picture to learn more about them.
Williamsburg Baptist Church
Walnut Hills Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Church
James City Community Church
New Zion Baptist Church
James River Baptist Church
Baptist Collegiate Ministries across Virginia collaborate for exceptional leadership, retreat, and mission experiences. "Kairos" is the Greek word for "season" or "right time." Now, as a young adult, age 18-25, is the perfect season to discover ultimate meaning in following Christ.
The home for our VA Baptist churches. The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches internationally.
This is the site for the Peninsula Baptist Association of churches in the Hampton Roads area. Many of these churches bring meals to our BCM on Sunday evenings at 5pm.
Annually, our ministires include outreach events, hospitality, resources for spiritual growth, guest speakers, and retreats for students at the College. Among our most important and costly are the cross cultural service opportunities we provide. They stretch the faith and worldview of our students in ways campus based activities cannot, and can even satisfy the College's curriculum requirements for international travel. Our students do various (often wacky) fund raisers all year long to afford these experiences, but they rarely meet all our needs. God provides for all BCM's needs through the generosity of alumni, churches, students and their families, and friends. Thank you for prayerfully considering a donation.
Donate Securely Online: Click the button below. When completing your donation, please indicate what BCM cause has inspired your gift. Your donation is tax deductible and will be receipted.
Donate by Mail: If you would rather not donate electronically, make your check payable to "BCM" and mail it to BCM, 244 S. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA, 23185. Indicate what BCM cause has inspired your gift on a separate piece of paper. Your donation is tax deductible and will be receipted.
Donate to secure BCM's future: Our alumni raise support for BCM staffing and larger capital purchases for BCM. They also established an endowment in 1997 to prepare for the potential waning of denominational support. After celebrating BCM's 90th anniversary in 2016, we envision a 100th anniversary when BCM is financially sustained solely by the donations of alumni, students, their families, and friends. Learn more and give securely at the website of our BCM Alumni Association.