We have been blown away and humbled at what God is doing with the college students in our church and around the world. Not only has this year’s freshmen been the largest we have had in HMCC-AA’s 14 year history, but we see a new generation of students who are passionate and hungry for God.
It is in these moments, I am reminded how important the mission is to reach out to college students with the Gospel. This generation of students will be the future of tomorrow; and as they enter into the various spheres of society, we are praying that they will be the salt and light of the world. I am more certain of my calling to minister to college students than ever before. It has been an awesome month and half of sharing God’s Word and ministering to this new generation of students.
The momentum is building. We have been amazed at how many students have already signed up for our Undergraduate College Retreat this coming weekend. HMCC of Chicago, with students from Northwestern and University of Illinois-Chicago will be joining us for this important time. We already have the largest number of students signed up for the Undergraduate Retreat in the history of this retreat. Therefore, all the leaders are pretty pumped, knowing that God is up to something big.
The theme for this year will be, “Follow Me.” We are going to focus on the call that Jesus gave to His early followers. This call to follow Christ is the same call that we need to hear in our generation. We are expecting God to move powerfully and for the students to respond in obedience to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
If you are a student from HMCC-AA or HMCC-Chi and have not signed up yet, then please do so. Space is already beyond capacity, but we are doing everything possible to make more room for any of you who want to join us.
Please don’t forget to join us for the retreat prayer times throughout this week. Remember: “Whenever God wants to do something powerful, He will cause His people to pray.” We are expecting great things.
Here is the promotional video for those of you who are still not convinced. I hope to see you there.