This time of year, between summer and fall, is usually all about hanging out on or near campus and connecting with students.
But I am in a transition from “doing” campus ministry to supporting and advocating for campus ministry (which of course is another form of “doing” campus ministry 😎).
So as I was cleaning up one of our 5 raised garden beds in the back yard, I thought about some parallels. Just as I want to get this raised bed ready for a new season of planting, I’m try to make preparations for a new season of campus ministry. Preparing soil is a tedious but “grounding” activity. Future productivity hinges on good preparation and then actively tending the garden, not allowing neglect (weeds) or circumstances (weather) jeopardize the crop (if you want to call what we do in our back yard as a “crop” ha!)
In my new role with InterVarsity, I will be helping churches plant some new ministries on college campuses. Much of my time will be spent cultivating relationships with churches, pastors, leaders, etc and helping them identify some productive strategies for reaching out to college students. The harvest of such labor creates some great anticipation, but there is much ground work to be accomplished in this in-between season.
One of our primary needs is to build a ministry team of financial support. God certainly has more than enough resources to make this happen and we are trusting that those who share our vision for seeing college students transformed by the Gospel will partner with us.
Maybe that’s you!
Join with us and let’s journey through this season of preparation together. Whether it’s a one-time donation or a recurring gift…whether it’s $10 or a lot more than that…God is going to make it happen and you can be a part of it with us. Thank you! Click on the image for more info on how to support our ministry.