Last Thursday we celebrated the conclusion of another great semester. In a few days, students will be heading home for Christmas break.
Their return in January will mark the beginning of an important season for Pulse. Next semester we will begin the process of recruiting a student leadership team. Though we have always entrusted students with leadership tasks, this will be the first time we ask any of them to step into a formal leadership role.
For several of our students, the '20-'21 school year will culminate in graduation. We want to challenge them (and all of our students) to leave a lasting legacy of faith on campus by committing to be part of our '20-'21 Lead Team.
Pray that God will raise up a handful of passionate student leaders to help carry the vision of Pulse forward.
It's been three months since our last newsletter, and a lot has happened since then!
Here are some of the highlights:
Sept. 27-29 at our 3rd annual Fall Retreat!
Our Fall Retreat theme was "Kingdom People." We spent the weekend walking through the Sermon on the Mount, examining how, through the Sermon, Jesus invites us into a life of virtue and wholeness.
Our girls small group. This semester we had two small groups that met 1-2 times each month.
Nov. 21st at Pulse Friendsgiving!
Why Campus Ministry?
I want to conclude with some thoughts about the importance of campus ministry. It's a valid question: with so many pressing ministry needs out there, why should churches invest time and resources in reaching college students, who are often indifferent and non-committal?
1. Campus Ministry is Kingdom-Minded.
Campus ministry is a work by and for the whole church. When students graduate, they take their gifts, resources, and energy to churches all across our nation, and world. Effective campus ministries are a blessing to churches everywhere.
2. Campus Ministry Serves a Critical Life-Stage.
The college years have been called "the last open window to the soul." Campus ministry provides an invaluable opportunity to foster faith and discipleship in the lives of college students in a time when they are making critical decisions about life and faith. This is why I am so grateful for your continued partnership in the work God is doing through ministry to college students. Never doubt the power of your prayers - they are making an eternal difference.
Thank you again for your support and encouragement, and may God bless you in this holiday season.
Pulse Campus Ministry