“So what are you going to be doing with Cru – City?”
The simplest answer is we will be connecting the disconnected. Connecting those that are disconnected from Jesus or from a Christ-centered community.
Only 4% of 18-30 year olds in the urban core of Portland know Jesus. Many 20 somethings are disconnected from real relationship and lasting purpose. It is an incredible challenge for young people to navigate our city and culture. We’re dreaming up new ways reaching and empowering more and more 20 somethings with the life-changing message of the gospel.
In some ways this will look the same as our time campus. The principles of evangelism and discipleship translate to all ages. We will be raising up followers of Christ who raise up other followers of Christ.
In other ways it might look like a little bit different. We’ll be working alongside church partners to engage 20-somethings. We’ll provide opportunities for training, equipping and spiritual growth to Millenials who are often found floating through the transition to “real life”. We’ll also be working with Cru – Campus to develop a network of Cru alumni who are launched into the city to be lights for the kingdom of God in their neighborhoods, workplaces and churches.
We’re looking forward to the day, when every Millenial in Portland can’t help but bump into someone who knows Jesus in our city. We’re dreaming of the day when every 20-something who follows Jesus is living out their calling of being a Kingdom citizen of our city!
We will continually be developing our job description as we learn what the specific needs of this generation are. Thanks for your partnership in ministry!