There are about 24,000 students attending De Anza College in Cupertino; there is a great need for a movement of multiplying disciples reaching these students!
Bob (pictured with me here) is an airplane mechanic in San Francisco and lives near De Anza College. He gave his life to Jesus a few decades ago when he was a student at De Anza College; a believer walked up to him and invited him into a spiritual conversation, and God had prepared his heart! Now, Bob is (understandably) passionate about reaching college students with the Gospel.
I had the privilege of meeting with Bob on campus to show him some of what I have learned about initiating spiritual conversations on community college campuses. We also got to talk quite a bit about some simple follow-up tools to begin discipling students and equipping them to be multipliers themselves.
I’ll be going to Bob’s church next month to do a training for their college ministry leaders. The training will focus (of course) on how to make disciples who make disciples on their nearby college campuses.
Pray for Bob and his church to have a growing impact for the Gospel at De Anza College and beyond!
I am so thankful for guys like Sebastian. Sebastian has been a faithful part of the Cru student leadership team at Hancock this year. It is students like Sebastian who lay the groundwork for more and more disciple-making on campus. Pray for the Lord to do amazing things at Hancock next year as Sebastian passes on leadership to others.
About four years ago I met Daniel at Columbia College in Sonora. Daniel and I quickly became good friends, and was soon leading a Bible study on campus and discipling other students. Daniel grew up in a Christian home and was excited to live out his faith on campus. I loved going on campus with Daniel to do evangelism, because he loves to share his faith and he has such a sincere love for others and desire for them to know Christ.
Then Daniel told me he was transferring to Cabrillo College near Santa Cruz, and that he wanted to start a CRU movement on campus at Cabrillo! I said, "I'll do whatever I can to help you!"
Fast-forward a few more years, and Daniel is now soon graduating from CSU Monterey. He leaves behind him a trail of disciple-makers. The CRU movement at Cabrillo College that he started several years ago is still going strong (the young man that Daniel discipled is soon graduating and is passing on leadership to the young man he discipled).
And a month or two ago I got a text from Daniel (with the picture above). Daniel said he went out doing evangelism and met a young man who wanted to meet up again. In Daniel's own words: "He is soaking up the Bible like crazy!"
Daniel continues to meet up with him to this day.
The Yorks are passionate about bringing the Gospel to the nations - especially the unreached of the world (those who have no access to the Gospel). They are convinced that the greatest impact they can have in reaching the unreached is by multiplying disciples on college campuses and equipping churches to be missional disciple-makers.