Would you like to implement a strategy that's been going strong for over 40 years? Actually, I am just speaking for what it has done for me and several others I know. It's really 2,000 years old.
How Much Time Will This Take? There are ten sessions and each will take 25-35 minutes to complete, only 5-7 hours total. How important is it for you to see people you care about follow Christ, as you become a more effective and productive follower at the same time?
COMPLETING THESE TEN SESSIONS WILL:
1) Help you be more intentional about having spiritual conversations with those you care about.
2) Help you better understand what it looks like to serve Christ in every area of life, including the vocation God has called you to.
AND IF YOU ARE A WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY STUDENT, THERE IS MORE. If you will agree to some additional coaching, we will "pay" you. Since you are already investing your money to be here,
WE WANT TO INVEST IN YOU!! (See details under the "Waynesburg University Challenge" tab.)
Although it is possible for us to become more effective in some areas of our discipleship by ourselves, we were meant to be in community with each other. We don't need to look any further than the way Jesus discipled the twelve. Ideally, we would like you to form a small team of two or three, and go through this process together.
STILL NOT SURE? Watch the two videos below and become part of a community that is passionate about these topics. Then CLICK the "GETTING STARTED" tab above and answer three questions.
God is the one who initiates transformation in each of us. So, we can just relax and begin to reach out to people that God places in our lives. He will take it from there.
I often think these efforts are sometimes as simple as the little boy in John 6:9 who handed his loaves and fish to the disciples -- he just gave what he had. And in the end, whether Jesus uses what we give back to him to feed 5,000, 500, 50, or even just 5, well, it's not something you and I have to worry about.
This theme isn't just for college students. Christ calls each of us to lifelong learning and service in His Kingdom.
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Chuck and Shirley Baily. Our passion is working with young adults and also Waynesburg University students as part of the outreach of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg, PA. My wife, Shirley, and I served the CCO for three years as resident directors in Martin Hall, along with 182 freshmen and sophomore young men. We also mentored many of the 69 CCO staff who followed us onto Waynesburg's campus. Founded in the fall of 1971, the CCO (The Coalition for Christian Outreach) now has over 200 staff members serving students on 140 campuses located mostly in the northeast USA. Shirley also had a 22 year teaching career at Waynesburg.
If you students were older, you could have hung out with this CCO couple. How much older would you need to be? Don't ask. Lol. There is some good news though. We're wiser now, and can pass that wisdom on to you.