Vision 2020 is a blueprint for seeing the church of Jesus Christ on the south-side of Chicago strengthen its foundation and stretch the boundaries of its influence as Bethel Christian Church (Presbyterian Church in America) seeks to purchase and rehab a building in a prime location to expand a critical ministry.
Because BCC is at the world-class University of Chicago, where the mind is hailed as king, but where God's truth is often ignored. Your gift will make an immediate impact in partnering with us in what God is doing on this world-shaping campus and and also in Woodlawn, one of the lowest income, highest crime neighborhoods in America. This is the front line of the battle for hearts, minds, and lives, as we bring Christ's life and light to young people who are educated on deadly streets, where teenagers literally cannot read or add 1 + 1. We are in a tug-of-war for children being pulled by drug-funded and trigger-happy street gangs and the greedy idols of sex and money.
Vision 2020 is Bethel's next step on the bridge between these two very different worlds as we become more and more God's New City within the city of Chicago, a multi-ethnic family crossing imposing boundaries between classes and cultures by the power of God and grace of Jesus. Your gift will help propel us forward to be more present and potent on this mission field.
The University campus of Bethel Christian Church is now named Living Hope Presbyterian Church. More infomation here: http://www.livinghopechicago.org/