I love working on creative projects with creative people! I especially love knowing that our projects will help Cru win people to Christ, build them up in their faith, and send them out to reach others! I told you about two of those creative projects in my February newsletter, and they will both be ready to influence students this fall.
Ramen with a Side of College in Freshman Survival Kits
Every year at the beginning of fall semester on campuses all over the U.S., Cru staff and students give out Freshman Survival Kits to – you guessed it—incoming freshmen. These kits are a goody bag of items designed to help students feel welcomed to their new college experience, and to provide a way to start spiritual conversations. This year one item available for these kits is our very own Ramen With a Side of College.
The announcement sent to Cru staff described Ramen as “a handy, 7×7” book written by college students. It’s designed to be a quick conversation-starter and an easy-to-use tool for any college student. Built like a survival guide, Ramen is full of tips, tricks, advice and questions—everything from how to do laundry or get to know your roommate to finding a mentor or reflecting on spiritual things. It’s light, fun, and practical, but also prompts students to start thinking about the bigger questions of life.”
I’m so pleased that I helped produce this book, even if it was only in a small way (I was one of several proofreaders). I look forward to hearing stories of how God will use this tool on campuses!
Rock Your Meeting Online Video Series
The first batch of the training videos I’ve been editing will be available online this fall! Twenty videos in our Rock Your Meeting series are almost ready for the campus ministry’s section on Cru’s website.
Weekly Cru meetings play a significant role in introducing students to Christ, encouraging their spiritual growth, and mobilizing them to help reach others for Christ. Students can learn leadership skills by serving as meeting planners, emcees, worship leaders, and even speakers for these meetings. Our Rock Your Meeting videos will help Cru staff members equip their students for these roles.
Thank you so much for your partnership in this ministry! Your prayers and gifts are helping me produce tools that will play a significant role in the lives of many students!
- The Cru website has a great article about Comm Lab! Read it at http://www.cru.org/train-and-grow/are-you-communicating-well.html
- I’m attending Cru15, our staff conference in Fort Collins, CO from July 13-21.
- Pray that God will use Ramen With a Side of College to start many spiritual conversations on campuses this fall.
- Pray that God will use our Rock Your Meeting video series to help Cru staff members equip their students to lead weekly meetings.
- Pray that all of us who are attending Cru15 will meet with God and come away refreshed and motivated for the work He has called us to do.
Thank you for praying!