Welcome to Baptist Collegiate Ministry at William & Mary!

Mission Statement

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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Connect

News and Events

Social Community

Check out our Social Networks for more ways to connect with us and stay updated!

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Weekly Emails

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.

Social Networks

Liking and following our page on Facebook will allow you to catch updates on the latest activity as well as have access to all the media we post.

Follow our Insta, @wmbcm, to see media content of the things we do.

Check out videos that BCMers have made!

Although currently inactive, feel free to throw a follow our way in case we find Twitter relevant again.

Shoot us an email if you have any questions about BCM. You can also subscribe to see weekly announcements.

Location of the BCM House

244 S. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
baptist@email.wm.edu

Emily Deyerle, Student Leader Contact: endeyerle@email.wm.edu
Jeffrey Buffkin, Campus Minister: jsbuffkin@wm.edu

Staff

Our staff is dedicated to your spiritual growth while at W&M. We would love to meet to get to know you, share about BCM, or encourage and pray for you.

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Community

Family Groups

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:

Caroline Sublett (Chem/Neuroscience) and Delharty Manson (Public Policy, '22)

Jeannine Brokaw (Comp Sci, '22) and Hannah Simpson (English, '22)

Grace Elman (Public Policy/Chem, '21), Mae Tilley (Gov, '21), and Elizabeth Ancheril (Bio/Neuroscience, '23)

Rebecca McCormick (Kines/Health Sci, '21) and Katherine Kelly (Psych, '23)

Jay Ford (Comp Sci/Chinese, '22) and Zeko Wezah

IM Sports

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.

International Students

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Worship

Suunday Night Gatherings

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!

Fall Gathering @ Eagle Eyrie

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.)

Winter Retreats @ The Edge

Every spring, BCM ferries across the James river for an awesome retreat. Here is a past flier for Winter Retreat.

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Leadership

Coordination Team

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.

List of CTers

Emily Deyerle (Moderator) (Bio/Chem, '21)

Jenna Kitts (Mid East/ Linguistics, '21)

Ben Burchard (Business, '23)

Molly Poore

Will Hobbs (Business, '23)

Jeffrey Buffkin

CT Meetings

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.

CT Applications

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.

Worship Team

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.

Constitution

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.

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Service

Missions

Current Missions

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.

Past Missions

January 2020 - New Bern, NC: Rebuilding homes after the 2018 floods.

January 2019 - Nashville, TN: Facilatating a church's outreach to refugees.

May 16-31, 2018 & May 2019 - Vienna, Austria: 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.

May 2016, 2014, and 2013 - Ghana 5/16, Ghana 5/14, & Ghana 5/13: BCMers shared the good news and distributed mosquito nets in villages of NE Ghana, beginning in Yendi.


Click here to view the rest of our mission trips!

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Partners

History

We have a rich history that we like to share. Explore each of the eras of Baptist Collegiate Minstry at William & Mary!

1926 - 1945

1945 - 1953

1953 - 1967

1967 - 1983

1983 - 2005

2005 - Present

Local Churches and Organizations

Local Churches

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

Affiliated Organizations

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.

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Giving

On Donating

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.

Ways to Donate

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.