Youth Pastor Search…

nyiverseThrough our Season of Seeking, it has been determined that BCN desires  a FULL time Youth Pastor.

Jaime Buxton has done an absolutely phenomenal job these past 10 years serving our youth in a part time capacity and was asked if she wanted to serve as our FULL time Youth pastor but alas, God has not called her to be a full time youth pastor.  So we say THANK YOU, Jaime and of course, Sean and the Buxton family for your service and your obedience to our Lord.

To Assist in our Youth Pastor search, please click on the appropriate link below and take the survey by Sunday, September 18. (Submissions are Anonymous)

NaCl-GetSalty Teen Survey

NaCl-GetSalty Adult Survey

Parents of Teens/Teen Workers/Anyone Feeling Lead to Join the NaCl-GetSalty Teen Ministry 
Join Ernie and Sonya Ley on Sunday, Sept. 18th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Teen Center for a night of discussion/planning/dreaming.

Please email Ernie Ley at if you are in need of childcare.


Vacation Bible School is coming!

Join us for a great adventure as we hit the road with the Apostle Paul, asking the same questions he asked and making some incredible discoveries along the way.

June 12-15 from 5:30-8:30pm

Classes for children age 3 through 6th grade.

Dinner provided by BCN from 5-5:30pm.

Preregister before or after services AND online at .

Listen to some of the awesome music that your child will be singing!

Don’t forget BCNKids are collecting shoes!!  All types, styles and in any condition for Soles4Souls as part of our Mission project.

Volunteers, class assignments and rotation schedule is to be completed the week of May 31, please plan on attended our next Volunteer meeting on June 5 after second service in the chapel!

Don’t miss this awesome event!  Register today.

Will you pray????


call-to-prayerOur Season of Seeking, has resulted in the calling  of several of our own out into missionary service by our Lord.  Let us commit to pray for them and all our MISSIONARIES as they serve their call.

Mt 13:38……….Father, we  pray for Laura SkrebunasChelsea Bissler  in their mission fields,

Mt 13:38……….spreading the good news of the Gospel,
Mt 24:14……….in this country(India Gospel LeagueNorth America), in Santa Domingo of the Dominican Republic(MesoAmerican Genesis) and around the world.
1Jn 3:17……….They have seen their brothers’ needs
1Jn 3:17……….and have not shut up their hearts from them,
3Jn 1:7…………but have faithfully gone forth into all the earth.
2Tim 1:9……….Let them be called with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9……….not according to their works,
2Tim 1:9……….but according to Your own purpose, Father.
1Jn 3:16……….Out of love they have laid down their lives
Jas 1:25……….and determined to be doers of the work, not hearers only.
Act 16:24………Together we also pray for those in prison for their beliefs.
2Tim 1:8……….Not being ashamed, they share in the sufferings for the Gospel,
2Tim 2:10……..and endure all things for the sake of those chosen for salvation.
Act 16:26………Father, send forth Your angels and cause them to be set free.
Heb 6:10……….Do not forget their work and labor of love.
2Tim 4:17………Stand with them and strengthen them.
2Tim 4:18………Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
Phil 1:12……….Cause the things which have happened to actually
Phil 1:12……….turn out for the furtherance of the Gospel.
Ps 104:4……….Make Your ministers a flame of fire,
Phil 2:16……….Help them to hold fast to the Word of life
Eph 5:10……….proving what is acceptable to the Lord,
Eph 5:11……….exposing the unfruitful works of darkness,
Phil 2:15……….and shining as bright lights in a dark world.
2Thes 3:8………Let their hard work be an example to us,
1Thes 3:2………as we send fellow laborers and ministers of God
1Thes 3:2………to encourage and establish them concerning their faith,
1Thes 3:3………so that they will not be shaken by afflictions.
1Thes 2:2……..Give them the boldness to speak the Gospel in the midst of conflict
1Cor 2:4……… demonstration of the Spirit and power
Col 4:17………..and to fulfill the ministry they have received in the Lord.

Prayer adapted from Praying for Missionaries by

#HolyWeek Services 2016

Mark YOUR calendars!

No Discipleship services held for adults, teens or children on Wednesday, March 23rd.

INVITE a friend, neighbor or family member to one or all of the following services!

Maundy Thursday Service, March 24th at 6pm

No Childcare will be available  but the nursery will be open for individual use.

Good Friday Service, March 25th at 6pm

Childcare available for  our #FirstLook children(birth-prek).  Our #252Basics children(schoolbag,K-6thgrade) should plan on attending service with their family.

Easter Sunday Family Services, March 27th at 9:30am and 11am

Worship with us in service or in our “family room”(Sherman Hall)

No Sunday school will be available for any of the services but childcare provided for our #FirstLook children(birth-preK).  Our #252Basics children(schoolage, k-6th grade) should plan on attending service with their family.

Parents & Guardians, WE WANT YOU!

In case you have missed it,  our children started a wonderful new curriculum this Sunday.  Nursery through Pre-K are using First Look Curriculum whereas our schoolage children are using 252Basics curriculum.  A key component of both curriculums is connecting what the children are learning each Sunday  to their day to day life throughout the week.  This is where you, the parents & guardians; are needed!

We want you to team up with us by reinforcing the concepts learned each Sunday at home.  We will help you.  Yes, this next step (Parent Cue) is a work in progress at this point in time but we will provide you tools.  Continue to expect awesome opportunities coming your way to help grow up your child in the ways of the Lord!

Until then. . . .

Did the see the Parent Cue handouts we sent  home with your child? No? Well why not download the appropriate one by clicking on the link below:

How about checking  out the online resources below, this week!

#March16  #FirstLook theme is FOLLOW ME:

Preview video–shows you the goals for the month.  Replay it with your child throughout the week & the month of March.

First Look Preview: Follow Me (March 2016) from Orange on Vimeo.

Memory verse video

First Look Memory Verse Hand Motions : Follow Me (March 2016) from Orange on Vimeo.

Memory verse


#March16 #252Basics theme is NIGHT LIFE – HOPE | Believing that something good can come out of something bad

Preview video–shows you the goal for the month.  Replay it with your child throughout the week.

252 Preview: Night Light (March 2016) from Orange on Vimeo.

Life App, Memory Verse, Weekly Bible Stories & the Bottom Line all in one flyer–

LifeappPostercopyClick here to download a printable pdf of the above poster and post in your home.

Sincerely your children’s leadership team,

Wendy Ley,  Kara Gress, Vicki Whisenhunt, & Sarah Pituch


Coming March! #252Basics

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252 Basics is a monthly web-based curriculum designed for school age children.

What’s 252 represent? It’s not our street address or the number of questions a 2nd-grader can ask in 20 minutes. Instead, everything we teach in 252 Basics is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52.

  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Our curriculum is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

To view our 3 Basic Truths, click here.

In addition, 252 Basics focuses on:

  • 150 Key Bible stories
  • 4 Faith Skills
  • 30 Life Apps (practical applications of God’s Truth)

Learn More about 252Basics. . .

Meet our 252Basics Curriculum director. . .  Wendy Ley

We want to know, can you help us?

Coming in March!! #FirstLook

FirstLook_Header_1920x800First Look is a web-based curriculum designed for babies through 5-year-olds. Every element centers on giving preschoolers a first impression of their loving heavenly Father.

Every Sunday we teach our preschoolers  one of three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three basic truths.

what preschoolers learn logoWe start with curriculum for Babies, providing a simple song to sing while changing a diaper. Toddler curriculum provides monthly activities for purposeful play. Extended toddlers adds a Bible story and craft each week. The real excitement starts when we reach the two-year-old and threes-through-fives and begin our Large Group/Small Group curriculum.

Learn more about FirstLook!

Meet the #FirstLook preschool curriculum directors. . . .

Nursery-age 2: Kara Gress

Preschool–age 3 through 5: Vicki Whisenhunt

We want to know, can you help us?


@BedNaz’s 2016 Honor Teacher. . .

Each year North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene encourages churches throughout the district to recognize the faithful service of Sunday School teachers, Small group leaders, Children and Youth teachers at a special banquet held at the John Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University.

During this special time of entertainment and fellowship,  each church honors one special teacher and these teachers are recognized for their faithful service by the district.

This year,  Bedford Church of the Nazarene would like to announce that our Honor Teacher for 2016 is Ken Brown.


Ken is married to Jackie Brown and  raised 3 wonderful sons(Ken, Brian & Michael) here in Bedford.  Ken  has served Bedford Church  as small group leader, Celebrate Recovery leader and serves on our hospital visitation team.  He is a man who God who gives all the praise to his Savior, Jesus Christ!

Thank you, Ken for your service and for sharing your heart for Christ with others.