Hey guys, this month I wanted to take some time and give you some insight into one of the outreach events we did recently. Outreach is a time for us to engage the student body at large and offer friendship and invitations to people who stop and engage with us. This year we've been able to do a LOT of this at UNT thanks to a generous donor who gave us a large donation specifically for our outreach at UNT.
This was a campaign we did on our UNT campus for a couple of weeks this past month. We had two tents back to back, and in the first tent there was a mirror with the question "what do you see" on it, with a marker so that students could write down phrases connected to how they view themselves. The second tent had a big mirror with "what does God see" written at the top and scriptures that remind people how God views them and their worth in him. This went so well! We would stand at the end of the tents and talk to the people who came through and ask them what they thought and what they wrote.
Yep, we still get to take classes, even though our apprentice year where we took the bulk of our classes is long gone. I'm so thankful I get to continue my learning as well as working on the campuses. Right now our class is centered around a book called "Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture." by Ian Provan. It's been a challenging read, but so helpful in getting me to understand and think through the way that the Bible has been thought about and taught from it's birth up until now. The book covers a lot of ground but I've really been enjoying it and it gives me a lot to chew on in terms of thinking through how I approach scripture and teach from it now.
If you could, please be praying for our upcoming Pizza Theology. We're diving into the whole story of scripture, and I'm really excited. Pray that the Lord would teach us in that time and give us better tools to go and minister to people around us through scripture.
Please pray for our seminar this upcoming tuesday on Science and Faith here at UNT. Its another outreach seminar we're doing to try and engage the students on campus, and we really are praying for people to respond to our invitations to come and hear how they can think through this topic that is often a struggle point for people who are trying to come to know Jesus.
Thank you all so much for what you do to support campus ministry and your prayers.