Monday, August 21, 2017

BBQ Report

So for the purposes of this entry I won't go into the details of how or why having larger numbers can be both a good thing and a difficult thing.  But, I'll simply report that God has seen fit to start us off with a bang.  The Student Engagement Expo yesterday was great, we had 350+ students fill out spiritual interest surveys.  That's more than double what we're used to.  So praise God for that, and this evening was probably the largest BBQ we've ever had, somewhere around 200+ students came, and many stayed around and played games and talked for many hours afterward.  Quite a few I spoke to were interested in coming to our large group  meeting where I'll share the gospel in more depth than what I did tonight.  But the gospel presentation tonight was clear and concise, as far as I could tell.
PLEASE PRAY for Wednesdays meeting, as I'll explore it far more and there will be a great deal of opportunity to interact with students more, set up times to meet and share the gospel in person for me and the leaders, and for Bible studies to be populated.  (You can sign up very specifically to pray, please consider doing that).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Good Gravy!

Wowy wowy wow...

  • 6 days from now we have our big booth day S.E.E. (Student Engagement Expo...the artist formally known as C2F2, "Campus and Community Fall Festival).  Thousands of students walking by our booth, and lots of opportunities to get a jump on outreach and starting relationships.  
  • A week from tonight is our big Fall outreach BBQ, which is also a pretty big deal for us as 150-200 students come.  They hang out for a couple hours, eat free food (free for them :)), they meet lots of current Equippers, they hear a ~5min gospel presentation and invite/explanation to Equip stuff and play lots of yard games, etc.  
  • Nine days from now our first Wednesday night large group...!!!
Once the flood starts, it doesn't dry up for a few weeks, which means lots of paddling to just stay afloat...but while we float, God is granting a bunch of ministry opportunities, especially for the 2k+ scared and wandering freshmen.  

So, this post is mostly to ask for prayer.  I've put together a Prayer Volunteer form to get as serious and ordered as possible.  Would you please check it out and consider really laboring with us in prayer this semester?