It is official, I am heading for training in Madison, WI. I was accepted into the National Chapter Planter's Cohort with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. It is exciting starting a new ministry and I hope to paint you a picture (with words) so you can come along on this journey too.
So how do you start a new ministry somewhere, especially on a college campus? We begin with prayer. Infact it is prayer that led me (us) to begin this ministry in the first place. This isn't just my idea or InterVarsities idea, but God brought circumstances, resources and people all together for this very time. So we have a few people with a common vision to be witnesses to students at a specific campus. What next? More prayer, reading the word and looking for God's guidence. Our end goal is to be witnesses to students and faculty on campus and to share the gospel. Some people will be opposed, some will respond whole heartedly, it is not us who does the changing of hearts, but it is God's word and Spirit who work on the inner man. Lord have mercy and guide us as we continue to step out in faith. I'll continue to post on this topic.
1. The core students who will be the foundational leaders for the chapter. I have about 17 names currently.
2. Pray for an instructor on campus (who is going to be volunteering with us) to be strengthened in faith and to have a sharp mind for instruction.
3. Pray for the campus of Washtenaw, staff, faculty and students.
4. Pray for me as I prepare the vision, gather students, prayer team, donors and partners to work together for the glory of Jesus Christ!
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