This week, we asked almost 1800 college students this question. God used our annual Winter Conference, IndyCC, as one of those rare opportunities to allow students to hear from Him without classes, homework, jobs and other distractions.
My unique role at this influential conference is definitely “behind the scenes”. It isn’t flashly—but it’s necessary. On the 2nd and 4th day of the conference, we provide around thirty seminars for students to choose from, ranging in topics like evangelism, discipleship, living the Christian life, finances, homosexuality, small groups, leadership, emotional healthiness, theology, and God’s will. It’s an administrative nightmare to pull off, but being in the hallways in between seminars and listening to the buzz about which seminars really impacted the students and which ones really challenged them is something I wish you could feel firsthand.
In addition, I got the opportunity to lead two seminars—one entitled Welcome to the Weekly Meeting where I coached 45 different campuses on how to put together a purposeful and relational weekly gathering on campus, and another Leading Great Small Groups where 140 students where instructed on connecting others to God through the Gospel and the Scriptures, and connecting them to each other through community and mission.
I wish you could have been beside me as I walked passed the students… grabbed meals with them… staying up late talking about what God was saying to them. You couldn’t help but smile, knowing that it was here (and in a small way, because of our work) that they were meeting with God. We are a team…and together we have the privilege of seeing God at work. You share in these eternal rewards—in this lasting fruit. Thank you for journeying with us as we help show our students a clearer picture of who God is and what His Kingdom is all about.