Friday, January 30, 2015

Walking Awareness

The title is my best attempt at a cool alliteration...

We've (finally) got new Equip T-shirts designed, printed and passed out to students!

 It's been a bit longer than I'd like to admit since we've done shirts.  And, although a new t-shirt isn't at the top of our ministry priority list, they none-the-less play a role.  For one, new shirts are always theres that.  But also, we have 2-3 dozen shirts 'walking' around campus on a regular basis with Equip's name and mission statement on them.  This can really help in making students aware of our presence on campus, of being interested in what the mission statement is all about, and whatever else.

Anyway, whatever shirts do, I thought you'd like to see them...I think they look awesome (my wife designed them, so I'm biased...but I'm right :)

Modeling the shirt is a handsome model we hired.

Free Book Fridays

We've started a new resource distribution initiative on campus.  We're calling it "Free Book Fridays", and it's pretty self-explanatory.
Every (most) Friday for the semester, we're putting up a booth in the Student Union for a couple hours.  Each time we'll be featuring a different book that we hope will be especially relevant or helpful to the 10,000+ students that go in and out of the Union each day.

Today was the first Friday for this dealio, and I had the privilege to chat with "Nick" and "Mackenzie" for quite awhile.  Nick was quite excited to have seen the booth, and tells me he'll see me next Wednesday at our large group meeting.  He asked me near the end of our conversation, "So, you'll be here every Friday?", "yep, most every Friday", "that's awesome, I'll see you every time!"
He was quite excited about it.
So, hopefully the distribution will increase to more than Nick and Mackenzie, but giving away four books the first week feels like a successful and worthwhile time.

Please pray it would increase, and that the fruit and impact of Christ-centered, biblically faithful resources would have an increasingly powerful effect in the lives of those we might not otherwise have the opportunity to effect.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It begins

We are off and rolling again! 

Students started classes yesterday, so we put up our Equip booth for a couple hours and today as well. 
About 10 minutes after the booth was up, we had a young woman who transferred from Indianapolis. She marked all 10's on her survey "interested in knowing God Christian fellowship...etc." She says she reads her Bible every day, which is always encouraging, at least on the surface level.   Please pray that 'Jayma' would come tomorrow to our large group meeting, and especially that she'd get plugged into some relationships early.  

This was my attempt at a sign...

This was Kate's vast improvement (Kate got involved in Equip last semester)

Valarie and Trent manning the booth.  (actually, Trent was just stopping by, Val was there with me the whole time)