We believe that our youth are not just the church of tomorrow, but that they are the church of today. To this end, we place a high value in providing a safe place for students to experience a growing relationship with God.
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...
The word “Christian” literally mean connecting s “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. Join us on our journey as we learn more about Jesus’ life and how we are called to follow Him.
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 as a people who follow Christ.
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. God may call us to go on a mission 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.
Well, there you have it...the way we live out this mission statement. As always, we are thankful that this is the kind of church that loves and supports youth with their smiles, hugs, prayers, and especially for the way they live out their faith in Christ on a daily basis. Our students are watching...and learning from you...so keep at it!