Together these three words describe the rhythm of discipleship.
This semester at Pulse we want to help students tap in to this rhythm. Whether through new students discovering faith, or longtime Christians finding new ways to use their gifts, this semester is all about discipleship.
In that spirit, we're excited to add a second discipleship small group to our lineup of activities. These groups are designed to help our students think more intentionally about their spiritual growth. Pray that God will be at work in these groups.
Additionally, please join us in praying for the following...
Bear Fair. Saturday, January 26th at 9am we have the opportunity to interact with high school students interested in or planning to attend UCA.
Pulse on Campus. We’re continuing to meet on campus most Thursday nights. For the next 6 weeks we’ll be discussing themes from the book of Romans, and what it means to belong to the family of God (Rom. 1:6).
New Connections. Already we’ve had new faces at some of our gatherings. Praise God for new relationships, and may these relationships bear the fruit of discipleship.
New Routines. A new semester means students must adjust to new schedules, which can either help or harm their spiritual lives. We’re praying that students use this opportunity to prioritize the right things.
Jan. 17th - Students (Shay, Olivia, Becca, and Caleb) at our first Pulse of the new year
Campus Ministry: the Impact
In December the Conway campus ministers gathered to celebrate the completion of another semester. At this event UCA President Houston Davis spoke briefly about ways campus ministries help universities. Davis said:
"[Success in higher education] is about the connection we have with students. It's about what happens in the classroom and outside. If there's not strength on both sides, a student won't graduate...You are critically important...You are right there with us...because this is a critical point in [a student's] life."
Conway Campus Minister luncheon
Davis highlighted what stands at the heart of any successful campus ministry: relationships. One of our goals at Pulse is to connect students to a relational environment where they can encounter God.
Here's what one of our students had to say about that:
"Pulse has been a home away from home for me and has helped me deepen my relationship with God as well as form many wonderful new friendships. I couldn't be more grateful for this group of people!" - Shay, Sophomore
Our prayer for Pulse this year is that we could make the blessing of spiritual community available to even more students.
One more thing - last month we published a Holiday Newsletter. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, you can view it here.
Thank you for your prayers, and may God bless you in 2019!
Pulse Campus Ministry