BPC COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY

We are located in Chico, California, next to the CSUC campus. Our mission is to guide college students and young adults on the journey of discipleship to Christ. 

EVENTS

Please refer to our events page for college & young adult events and times.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENTS

The Table

The Table is our space for hospitality, open to college and young adults, but especially geared to help students living away from home to feel welcome and well-fed with a hearty, home-cooked meal. Hosted by various Bidwell families, the goal of the Table is to foster authentic intergenerational community as well forge and strengthen connections between college-age and young adults. Read about The Table events here. 

Inspired?!

Inspired?! is our space for studying God. We borrowed “Inspired” from a book title, studying the Bible as the inspired word of God, and added “?!” to proclaim we’re not afraid of difficult questions and passionate points of view. Sometimes we read the Bible and sometimes we read authors who have studied the Bible deeply, but the goal is always the same: to openly ask and honestly discuss the questions that can complicate our trust in God. We believe God is big enough to handle anything we might dish out! Read about Inspired?! events here. 

Love Chico, Serve Chico

Named after past Bidwell outreaches, Love Chico, Serve Chico is our space for college and young adults to dare to serve people with fewer resources, such as the homeless, elderly, children, and the marginalized. The goal of this space aligns with part of Bidwell’s overall mission and vision to “join in God’s restoration.” We’re trying to look beyond ourselves to see how we can be witnesses for Christ in a broken and hurting world. Read about Love Chico, Serve Chico events here.

Fixed Hour Prayer

In light of the fears and frustrations caused by the global coronavirus crisis, Pastor Ray Medina is holding 10- to 15-minute online prayer sessions. Join at 9AM Monday-Thursday via Facebook Live + Instagram Live.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Looking for a place to connect with college students or young adults? We would love to welcome you! We look forward to being a part of helping you grow in your faith.

CONTACT:
Ray Medina
Office: 530-343-1484 (M-W)

 

PASTOR OF COLLEGE
& YOUNG ADULTS

RAY MEDINA

GET TO KNOW PASTOR RAY MEDINA

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WORK WITH YOUNG ADULTS?
College students and young adults are full of curiosity and energy. I’ve found they long for authentic forms of community, gritty opportunities to serve, and deeper dives into matters of faith. They think outside the box and courageously challenge the status quo. I myself became a committed follower of Jesus precisely during this phase of life and it changed my whole trajectory! It’s a life phase full of wonder and opportunity!
WHY DO YOU THINK COLLEGE MINISTRY IS IMPORTANT?
People in this life stage have remarkable exposure to human diversity and schools of thought. From the standpoint of faith, there is this remarkable opportunity for God to enlarge one’s perspective in a way that leads to greater awe and wonder toward God’s diverse world. That being said, those same college years can lead some to shed their faith like an old High School Letterman Jacket. The difference between owning one’s faith and embracing wonder versus shedding one’s faith comes down to an authentic Christian community, a deeper grasp of Christian faith, and a sense of call toward some aspect of Christian ministry. These are all things the church should do and (in step with the Spirit) can do well!