A few weeks ago I got an email from Joe. He wrote in his email that he and his wife had moved to the area and were settled and ready to be used by God to invest in college students. While talking to him on the phone, he explained that he and his wife had met each other through a college ministry, and that they both had people loving them and investing in them while they were in college... and that it was such a key time in their lives for spiritual growth! Now, they want to do for others what was done for them.
I asked him, "How did you hear about me?"
His answer? "Google!"
How cool is that!!
So a few days ago I drove to Fairfield to meet with Joe over lunch. We had a wonderful visit. I shared with him some things I have learned about making disciples on college campuses, and gave him some suggestions for how to start. We had a time of prayer to close off our time together.
I am looking forward to the likely next step of getting on campus with Joe at Solano College to show him some ways to connect with students and disciple students into disciple-makers.
Praise the Lord for people like Joe who are so excited to invest in college students.
Pray for Joe, that the Lord would encourage him and equip him and bear fruit through him.
Thank you for joining us in helping the "Joes" to multiply disciples on college campuses!
A few days ago I was able to spend the day with Pastor Kevin (a college pastor in Merced) doing spiritual surveys at Merced College. We talked to a handful of students, and every single one of them was a wonderful conversation. We had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with several students, and we taught several students how to do a One Thing Study; one student (Kyle) expressed interest in meeting again! Pray for Kyle! Pray that the Lord would draw Kyle to Himself. Pray that he would indeed want to meet up again. Pray for the many other 'Kyles' on campus at Merced College.
Pray for Pastor Kevin: that the Lord would use him to have a great impact for the Gospel at Merced College.
An encouraging note:
As we were sharing John 3:16 with a student, I asked, "Have you ever heard this verse before?"
He said, "No."
Isn't that amazing! Isn't that wonderful that Kevin and I got to explain the Gospel from John 3:16 to a student who said he had NEVER heard it before?
And he is not alone...
There are hundreds and thousands of students on our college campuses who have NEVER heard the Gospel before. What a privilege it is that we get to share it with them!
Pray that the Lord would begin afresh a movement of believers sharing the Gospel and making disciples on campus at Merced College.
A few days ago I went to Santa Cruz to grab lunch with Brandon, a college pastor in Santa Cruz. We met to dream together about what it might look like to equip students to share their faith and make disciples on campus at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College.
It was so encouraging to hear Brandon’s heart for reaching college students! In Brandon’s college group there are more than a dozen students who attend Cabrillo College…. and another handful of students who attend UC Santa Cruz. We are currently talking about next steps for empowering these students to make an impact for the Gospel on their campuses. I am so thankful for the opportunity to partner in the Gospel with such cream-of-the-crop Christian leaders such as Brandon!
“There are over 30,000 college students in Santa Cruz
and no significant college ministry!”
“The largest religious club on campus at UC Santa Cruz is a Pagan club!”
Pray for the Lord to use Brandon to bring a spiritual renewal movement to Santa Cruz, starting on the college campuses!
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.