Why College Ministry is Important

Why College Ministry is Important

10 reasons why college students can help fulfill the Great Commission Teachable They ask questions. They consume information on a rapid level and can put an idea into action with proper motivation. New challenges tend to provoke new curiosity or heart openness concerning personal purpose, convictions, and life goals. Starting Fresh They are setting a new life trajectory. The decisions made, the habits formed, and the friendships forged during the college years tend to set the course for a lifetime. … Read More

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Language Barrier

Language Barrier

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.  Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.  Colossians 4:5-6 (ESV) Life in the Downey house just got more interesting. We are hosting a Spanish Immersion Intern (Teacher’s Aide) for the semester. Angela, who will be teaching at my youngest son Griffin’s school, flew in from Bogotá Saturday night. Considering this is her first time in the United States, … Read More

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A Reasonable Faith

A Reasonable Faith

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”  1 Peter 3:15 What is the current reputation of Christianity in our culture? How does the world perceive those of us who claim to be followers of Jesus? One word that likely doesn’t make the Top Ten list is “rational.” Fair or not, Christians are often viewed as judgmental, illogical, and unreasonable. However, … Read More

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An Open Letter to Summer Project Students

An Open Letter to Summer Project Students

(It’s an exciting time of year as students from around the country prepare to serve God all over the planet. I originally wrote this letter for our Epic Movement [Cru’s Asian American ministry] summer project students, but I wanted to share the contents with all of you who are trusting God with the upcoming summer. I hope that you’ll be encouraged.)     Dear Summer Mission Project Participants, Each of you has a different story of how God led you to apply and how … Read More

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