BPC 131 - YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY
131 is an outreach opportunity for young adults to gather and be committed to connecting with other people in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties (single, married, and those with families). We are committed to each other and the entire church community through mentoring, life groups, and special events in order to see relationships grow and spiritual transformation. 131 Sunday mornings are open to all ages. We invite you to join us for a time of worship and hearing God’s word to grow as a community of believers in Christ. You can check out our event page to see upcoming Young Adult events as well.
131 W. 1ST STREET, CHICO
PASTOR OF COLLEGE & EMERGING ADULTS
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!
We want our young adult community to have multiple opportunities to connect with God and experience deep and meaningful worship through all of our worship services as well as other concert and worship opportunities.
We look forward to creating relationships with one another through a variety of events, gatherings, and opportunities that will bring together our young adult population.
Our young adults deeply desire to have a faith that impacts the world. As a response, we work to provide a number of ways to serve through local service opportunities, Bidwell ministry leadership, and global mission partners.
We simply want our young adults to grow in their faith. We will be rolling out a number of ways to get people connecting with their faith and others. Small groups, triads, mentoring, Bible initiative classes and more will all provide different modes of connecting with their relationship with Christ.
Bidwell @ 131 (formally Bidwell @ El Rey) is a Sunday morning service geared for young adults or those who are just young at heart. All ages are welcome to join us! We love to worship God with all that we have, and we hope you will enjoy this past compilation of worship songs from our young adults.