In case you haven’t heard, Christianity is on the decline in America. We are officially living with a generation with a decline in identifying with Christianity, and really any religion at all. Around a quarter of the population is marking “none” on the box of surveys asking about religion.
Now I have my rabbit trail opinions on Christians falling away and what really defines a Christian, and how lukewarm Christianity (or cultural Christianity) can turn others “off” of Jesus and church. But that’s not what I want to share today.
What I’m here to talk all excitedly about is that Compassion Corp all of a sudden just got infused with even more purpose.
Of course God knew this was coming – but I didn’t. As Compassion Corp Director, I just have a passion for equipping young leaders who are interested in mission. For them to understand the purpose Christ created them for and then thrive in it – what an opportunity! Here are just three reasons why I’m excited:
- We are living in a spiritually illiterate generation – and we get to empower people in that very generation through the Great Commission Bible Institute, where they will graduate knowing more about the Bible that many retire knowing.
- With a people that are so disinterested in Christ, it takes intentionally living in the culture as a missionary (a person studying and living in culture while also following Jesus within that culture). It takes being passionate and skilled and living all in. This is what a Compassion Corp graduate is – someone living with passion and purpose as a missionary in whatever space they go to.
- People are craving something authentic and relational. Compassion Corp is created to model and foster missional community – and we aim for students to be able to replicate it once graduating.
What. An. Opportunity.
Will you pray with us as God allows us to be a part of impacting a Post-Christian culture?
And if you are a student…seriously consider if your heart is to be in this world as someone to impact the space around you. We want to do life with you and equip!
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I recently posted a sociologists dream on Facebook, which is a huge turnoff for the typical follower – a study on Americans and biblical worldview. We found the link as we have been diving into the book “Meet Generation Z”, a book on the Young Millennials as well as an overall Post-Christian society in America.