WCF sponsors the creation and operation of “Good News” or “Bible Education” Centers (BEC). The idea is to provide free Bible teaching, affordable Bibles, and self-study course material to the people in the community. BEC services are often part of a bigger Community Center. Focus is on “the good news of the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ”. Education is accomplished by instructor-led classes, on-line video, and private sessions. Supplemental teaching material includes speaker handouts, DVDs, magazines, booklets, and library reference books.
Each BEC has it own mission statement (e.g. “Make and equip disciples”), set of offerings (e.g., woman’s noon Bible study) and hours of service (e.g., every day of the week, including Sunday). All BECs present a non-threatening environment for those seeking the truth of God’s word.
Samples of the BEC operation in Urbana, IL USA illustrate: