As I was driving to Santa Cruz a few days ago, I was praying for a divine appointment on campus. I am well aware that UC Santa Cruz has a reputation for being a spiritually dark place, and I was actually fearing that my time on campus with Pastors Brandon and Keith would be unfruitful and even discouraging. Wow, was I wrong!
We had several wonderful spiritual conversations with students. One of those students, also named Brandon (above left), quickly told us that he is a Christian and very involved in the Korean Christian Fellowship on campus. After we took him through our survey, he asked: “Can I have your clipboard survey… because we are doing an outreach this afternoon and I’d like to use it.” I happily gave it to him!
Pastor Brandon (the college pastor at Santa Cruz Bible Church) and Pastor Keith (the high school pastor) and I had a great time on campus and look forward to coming alongside Brandon and his campus ministry to do more evangelism and disciple-making. Please be praying for:
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.