Six years ago I walked onto the campus of Collin College and would have never guessed that campus ministry would have played such a drastic role in my growth as a disciple and an individual. I walked into my first Thursday night fellowship nervous, directionless, and bitter towards God and the people around me. God has been using the FOCUS staff and student leaders over the last six years of my undergraduate/graduate education to prepare me for what is about to happen in just one week over here at UT Dallas.
As summer comes to an end and my school of ministry class (see picture) comes to an end, I am reminded that this is not the end. If you have a chance, please listen to "This is Not The End" by Gungor. I hope that this song will minister to you as much as it does to me.
In just one week there will be tens of thousands of students entering our college campuses in the Dallas Ft-Worth area for the first time and we are working hard to be some of the first people they meet during move-in weekend and welcome week. There is so much work to do! You would be so happy to see for yourself what is going on here at UT Dallas. God really has big things in mind for the 2012-13 school year.
My prayer is that all of our student leaders use their time wisely and purposefully as we meet new students and seek to build a spiritual friendship with many of the lives God will be crossing with ours. Campus ministry is one of a kind in that these first few weeks need to be spent casting our nets wide and meeting as many people as possible! This may seem daunting to some but however we spend these first few weeks will directly relate to how effective the rest of our semester will be.
I hope that God will fill our students with the holy spirit as we seek to be bold and courageous for Jesus on his campus. I am around two weeks into this internship and am loving it! This year is going to be a good one!