We had a great time at One Last Day of Summer! The shaved ice was a big hit. Met a whole bunch of students from all over campus. Many students were interacting with the proxe station discussing choices. And lots of sports and hanging out.
We've been working hard as staff the past couple weeks to prepare for Leaders Retreat which starts tomorrow and Back to the Farm which starts in a few days. These are important retreats for our fellowship because they're when we come together in order to prepare for what God has for us for the year, so we can hit the ground running. The beginning of the school year's the prime time to reach out to students as many of them are evaluating or re-evaluating what they want to be about while in college.
This year we want to reach a broader group of students, not just those who are like us and would "fit in." We are growing as a fellowship in God's value of displacing ourselves (incarnation) instead of creating programs and structures and expecting people to come to them. Very challenging and costly in practice, but so worth it.
Please pray for us to be open to God's plans! Please also pray for the staff as we lead our time together the next several days.