Fall is always a crucial time in our ministry. When even Christian students get to college, 3 out of every 5 walk away from the faith they grew up with, largely because new friends make Christian life seem foolish and lonely.
That’s why we put out so much effort the first few weeks of each semester to welcome all the freshmen to school with lots of fun activities. This year, Karen and I brought the kids with us onto UCF, the largest school in the nation. In the heat and the crowds, we gave out music, videos, comic books and invites to the always popular Cru pancake party! No one could resist the children and we built bonds with students, staff and even other clubs. It was truly a family effort!
That same night, I went out to Full Sail University to team up with InterVarsity and Every Nation at the club fair. Together, we got over 40 contacts, 8 of which came afterward to our joint hangout at Chewy Boba (a bizarre smoothie shop across the street). Pray for more unity like this across churches and organizations!