I know, it shouldn’t be called a ‘retreat.’ It should be called an ‘advance!’ We had about 20 Faith Bible Church students from Merced (UC Merced and Merced College) come up Memorial Day weekend to The Sending Center. The focus of the weekend was spiritual renewal / disciple-making. It was fabulous.
The highlight for me was sharing with these students about how simple and effective it can be for them to share the Gospel on campus and disciple other students. We taught them some very simple tools to discover spiritual interest on campus…. and some very simple tools to follow up with interested students (a very simple way to read the Bible, for example). Many of these young men and women are looking forward to having us come on campus with them this fall to show them how to do spiritual surveys. We cannot wait to see the Lord build a movement of disciple-makers at UC Merced and Merced College!
Please pray for UC Merced and Merced College… that the Lord would raise up students to reach these campuses with the Gospel!
We have the privilege of working with other CRU staff to help start a CRU discipleship movement at UC Merced. We all went on campus last week to get to know the spiritual interest on campus. Here are some highlights:
1) Talked with dozens of students about their interest in spiritual things (and Jesus in particular).
2) Taught a handful of students how to do a One Thing Study.
3) Connected with two students who are now part of a weekly Bible study!
Praise God for the work He is doing at UC Merced!
Pray with us for a growing movement of students sharing their faith and making disciples at UC Merced.
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.