Re-envisioning Bangkok Christian International Library (BCIL) to Bangok Christian Discipleship Center (BDCD)
“…that BCDC would not be a place to just gather and meet, but a place to be filled up and built up with the Word and knowledge of God, so that we as His disciples would go out from here equipped to spread the Good News.”
Jesus said, ” ‘My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father'” (John 15:8 NLT). Jesus also said, “‘By their fruits you will know them'” (Matthew 7:20 NKJV).
Since February 1st, 2011, BCIL had been faithfully serving as a resource center, providing Christians in Bangkok books and multimedia resources to help edify the body and to help us grow in the knowledge of Christ. It is a welcoming and safe place for non-believers and believers to learn more about Jesus Christ through our resources and building friendships with other library members.
It has been a journey of faith as we started the library from 20 books, to now containing more than 3,000 titles. Our library was never the usual stereotypical library where conversations are hushed and loud movements are discouraged.
What God is doing here is far greater and louder than being a simple destination or a place where books are collected and loaned out.
Over the past seven years, we have witnessed how God has been using our unit on the 16th floor of Lumpini Tower to be more than a library or resource center. As we became more aware of what God has begun, we were compelled to re-aligning our mission to the Great Commission to which He calls all of His disciples. Over the years, we saw that BCIL was a place where both believers and non-believers gathered to create connections and build lasting relationships.
Among Jesus’ commands was His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV) that says, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” In the past couple of years, we have seen a steady increase of missionaries, ministries, lay-ministers, pastors, use BCIL for community, service, and even a church gathering. Indeed – it has already become a place of discipleship! It is something that God has already been doing all these years, so it is appropriate that we now identify and rename this space as such!
And so, after much prayer over the past year, we are renaming of BCIL to be Bangkok Christian Discipleship Center (BCDC), that BCDC would not be a place to just gather and meet, but a place to be filled up and built up with the Word and knowledge of God, so that we as His disciples would go out from here equipped to spread the Good News.
It is our prayer that our transition will be a source of encouragement for others to utilize the space for Kingdom work through pre-booking of our facilities for private teaching, training, bible studies, prayer gatherings and worship services.
Please join us in prayer in dedicating BCDC to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord, for the work of the Holy Spirit to come alive in and through those who use the facilities, as well as being salt and light in Bangkok, throughout Thailand and into the nations.
Questions and Answers
Will you still have books to borrow?
Yes, indeed. We will still offer our library services as part of the larger focus of being a discipleship center.
How does this affect the operating hours?
We have changed the operating hours as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: by appointment onlyTuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
How can I book a room to use for my ministry? And how much is the hourly rate?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us more about yourself, your ministry, and ask for availability. The use of the space is free of charge.