"So what do campus ministers do all summer?"
If you've wondered that question, let me tell you the answer: a lot!
|Evangelism displays on campus|
There are also many current students on campus taking summer classes, working at part-time jobs in the library and University Center, or doing research in the lab through special summer programs. Our team has organized outreach events, like the one pictured above, to engage these students in spiritual conversations. The goal of these times isn't to convert someone to Christ in a single conversation; rather, it's to encourage people to start thinking about the big questions in life and let them know that we are available to help them work through those questions in the context of one-on-one relationships.
|FOCUS Staff at our ordination ceremony|
"Mav Stampede" begins on August 22 when new students move into on-campus housing at UTA. The University hosts all kinds of events for the students to welcome them to campus. There are informative events about the various departments, events with games and movies, and a ton of free food. Most importantly, tons of students will be out on campus and open to making new friends. Our student leaders will take advantage of this opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Those new people we meet at Mav Stampede events will become UTA FOCUS members, student leaders, and maybe even staff in the years to come. If we are faithful with this opportunity, I believe God will work amazing things through us. Please pray for our student leaders as we prepare them for Mav Stampede; pray that they (and we) would have relentless energy and a keen sense of where the Spirit is leading us during this vitally important time.
Please be in prayer for us as we get ready for the roller coaster of the new semester. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support!