by Sara Hooker, CCO Fellow
Engage College Ministries has had another amazing year with students. Over the course of the 2018/2019 school year, we the opportunity to have many meaningful conversations with students about who God is, what the Bible says, and the Gospel story. We were able to have these interactions with students by hosting Bible studies and Thursday Night Dinners, planning and taking students on retreats and to our annual Jubilee conference, and by taking the time to sit down one on one with students and investing in them by mentoring and discipling them. When we enter into relationships like that with students, we are able to walk through their college years with them, supporting them through the hills and valleys, all the while showing them what the love of Jesus Christ looks like.
During this past year, we to bring nine students with us to the annual, national Jubilee Conference, where we had the honor of bringing Janell to Christ. We offered seven Bible studies to students where we were able to offer studies on 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Ephesians, Daniel, Jonah, the book Gaining by Losing, and so many more. We were able to mentor and disciple Sarah, Zach, Emoni, Sean, Katie, Daniel, Ye Seul, Michael, Brigette, Aaron, and Janell. During CCO events, we had the honor of leading a staff training on how to better reach students with disabilities and a Jubilee Seminar which equipped students to go out and reach students with disabilities themselves. We saw a new all time high of 108 students attend Thursday Night Dinner in one evening. We had the honor of sharing the Gospel with many students...students like Emoni who attended our Fall Retreat with us. We are so thankful and feel so honored to have had the opportunity to love on students the way we did this year and want to acknowledge that we would not have been able to do it without the support of many adult volunteers and helpers from our Gateway Family. Thank you.