Thursday, August 9, 2018

August Ministry Update!

Hey friends!

It's that time again for a brief ministry update and there's plenty to talk about! School is going to be starting in less than 3 weeks and we've already started ramping up for the semester. We just got back from our summer staff retreat up the road in Whitewright, Texas and it was a really fun, meaningful, and purposeful time. With around 40 people on the Focus staff team now, it can be hard to get to know people and also be open with such a large group. That's why it was cool to see our staff and our new apprentices being so vulnerable and open with one another. We were able to connect with one another through sharing our major life events, worship, and conversations. I love being a part of this staff team!

We've also solidified our student leader team for the school year. Through prayerful consideration we chose 26 students to help lead our community at the three Collin campuses, and we're so excited about each one. As a staff we get weekly time with each student leader (called core facilitators or corefas for short), and we're committed to helping them grow in their faith as they help others do the same. I can't wait to work with these folks!

Finally, I'd ask that you be praying about school starting. These next 3 weeks are imperative in campus ministry. We'll start meeting up as a large group, doing welcome week outreach, and developing our leader team. Please pray for us to follow God's guidance, for energy, and for the Gospel to reach our campus!

Thank you so much for your continued love and support. We appreciate you a ton!

Yours on the campus,

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