Chad and Cindy greeted me with gumbo and jambalaya at the door of their beautiful house. They walked me back to their breezy screened-in pool area where other members of their church life group shared their lives and their food with me.
What a great opportunity to get to know other brothers and sisters as I was invited to share about what God is doing in the lives of students at University of Central Florida (UCF) and how they can help us reach and equip these students with the gospel. Their ages varied, but their hearts were ready to be used by Jesus, and they plan to bring “free cookie s and advice” to students with me!
This season has seen many partnerships spring up with churches around UCF.
Our goal is to help Cru everywhere to be even more effective at reaching every student by building a culture of partnership with local churches, but many of our staff around the country are hesitant to try this. What we’ve done with smaller schools may not be enough to convince them, so the work we’re doing at UCF (one of the largest schools in the nation) is vital in helping Cru folks to see how beneficial church partnerships can be for everyone involved. Please pray that what we do here will inspire big things all across Cru and the Church!