BCC|YOUTH EXISTS TO HELP STUDENTS EXPERIENCE THREE THINGS: WONDER FOR WHO GOD IS, DISCOVERY OF WHO HE CREATED THEM TO BE, AND PASSION FOR LOVING OTHERS.

Our approach to this mission statement has evolved over the years, and we have come up with a system that seems to work for us.  We call it C3, Christ, Community, Cause.  Each of these Cs helps us learn how to follow Jesus, love others, and live missionally.  Here's a a little more about the  3Cs...


Christ

The word “Christian” literally means “little Christ” – we are a group of students who want to live as Jesus lived.  Jesus was the Son of God who humbled Himself both in life (as a teacher, servant, and friend) and in death (as our forgiver and Savior).  When we confess our sins and accept Christ as our Lord, we are given the blessing of eternal life, but also the charge of living our lives for Jesus.  We invite all students to join us on our journey as we learn more about Jesus’ life and how we are called to follow Him.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
— Galatians 2:20

Community

When Jesus began His earthly ministry, the first thing He did was call 12 disciples to His side. The disciples lived, worked, prayed, traveled, ate, and taught with Jesus. They chose to do life together...even to the point of suffering for His name.  As Christians, we want to live in community with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.  For us, this means knowing, loving, serving and celebrating one another, asking questions, listening, and spending quality time together as a group of people who follow Christ.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
— John 13:34-35

CAUSE 

As followers of Jesus, we are all “sent out” to reflect the gospel in how we live.  As we study the words of Jesus, we notice His heart for people.  In learning to be His disciples, we are taught to reach out to others: our neighbors, families, homeless people, schoolmates, teachers, friends...everyone, really.  God may invite us to go on a service trip overseas--or he may simply ask us to invite a lonely person to lunch.  Our community hopes to cultivate lives where service and relationship are an essential part of growing in love for God and others.

Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.
— John 20:21-22

Why C3?

Christ | Community | Cause

Life for our students is fast!
Every day, our students are tugged in multiple directions as our fast-paced society begs for every second of their time. Week after week, these students come in to our C3 experiences and learn about God. This is good, but we long to see great! Great is obtained when students surrender to God daily and grow closer to Him. Great is obtained when students become part of a godly community.  Great is when students are known, loved, served, and celebrated. 


C3 is one way our students can slow down and focus on what really matters the most.  Here, we take students who are striving to live life to the fullest and we surround them with others who are pursuing a growing relationship with Christ.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
— Acts 2:42-47