We are excited to announce the launch of Compass: A Church Community for Young Adults in the Bemidji Area, Wednesday nights, 8:30pm, beginning August 26th.
There are over 6500 young adults ages 18-29 in the Bemidji Area and we estimate that only 300-400 of them are meaningfully connected to a church or ministry of any sort here in Bemidji. That’s only 6%! What about the other 94%?!
There are lots of blog posts, news articles, and books out there talking about how young adults are disengaging from the church. And, many of them are asking “Why?”
There are all sorts of reasons why. But, in our opinion, the biggest reason why young adults are not engaged with the Church is that the Church is not engaged with young adults. We leave that to “Campus Ministries” like InterVarsity, Cru, Young Life, Chai Alpha, etc. But they’re leading the way into the campus world of young adults only because the Church has not led the way.
We want to change that. We want to fully engage young adults (both on and off campus) and empower them in their faith journey. We also want to continue supporting campus ministries in a way that allows them to do what they do best. If we would be the Church, then they can be the campus outreach. We’ll work as closely as we can with campus ministries, supporting them in every way possible. But, first we need to be the Church and provide a meaningful worship experience, a genuine community of friendships, and opportunities to love and care for others.
We’d love for you to join us. Even if you’re not a young adult, we’d love for you to join our team. Spread the word, and come on to join us as we build this new community of young adults together!