Leadership Camp Ready…

This is one of my favorite times of year as we are gearing up to head to our annual FCA Leadership Camp this weekend. I absolutely love Leadership Camp. Not only do I get to catch up with awesome people who serve with FCA and have a really good time with my family, most importantly I get to see lives changed for Christ.

Too often in the area I live in it seems that our churches are concerned with entertaining our youth and at best providing fire insurance through helping students get “Saved.” Quickly, let me say that this is not all the churches in our area there are some that are doing amazing things to disciple their students into young men and women that love the Lord and put Him first in every area of their lives. However, for some that doesn’t seem to be happening.

This is why I love Leadership Camp. We are able to take students out of their comfort zone and really help them to grow in their walk with Christ. To see that God didn’t call them to fire insurance, but to a growing thriving relationship with Himself. At Leadership Camp we work with students on knowing what they believe and why. Not just having to say what someone else has told them, but being able to go to the Scripture and point right to why they believe something. Also, we work with them on understanding there are Biblical absolutes. Things that God is very clear on are wrong and right and we don’t just get to decide what works for us. The students at Leadership Camp are then taught how to share their testimonies, how to share the Gospel, and then sent out to do that very thing while at Camp. Each year we see lives that are changed, stretched, and grow in leaps and bounds for Christ.

Please join me in praying for all the students who will be heading to Leadership Camp this weekend, for all the staff and volunteers that will be pouring into them, and just that lives will be fully surrendered to Christ and will be prepared to come home and impact their campuses and communities for Christ. God is going to do something great and I thank you for your prayer partnership in what He will do!

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back on campus…

It’s one of my favorite times of the year, the start of the new school year.  While I must admit when I was a student this was not the case, now that I am working with FCA I absolutely love it.

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On the middle and high school campuses, it’s exciting to touch base with all our coaches and sponsors, most of whom I haven’t seen in a couple of months.  Being able to share with them some ideas we have for their huddles and hearing their excitement and ideas is a huge blessing.  While most of these schools have been in session for about a month now, the FCA huddles are really just now gearing up and so the excitement they have is great.

Also, being able to get back on campus at EKU has been another exciting season of ministry.  Getting to hear what God has been doing in the lives of our student-athletes over the summer and building new relationships with new students is awesome.  Also, getting to plug back into ministering to the coaches on campus is a blessing too.

In all these areas of ministry we are excited to see how God is going to work during the 2018/2019 school year.  It is definitely good to be back on campus!