Back in August this verse was introduced to the staff as our theme verse. Our theme verse for the year is something we let guide our year as we plan everything. Last year, we focused on how to do evangelism through friendships. It was something we heated up and talked about with our leaders often. We saw students being bolder than ever in their classrooms, making efforts to befriend people who would not typically come to a ministry event. So, I love how this year's verse is influencing our community.
The second initiative is now underway. Graham has been heading up public reading of scripture. He hosted an after-event the night of our service. Students grabbed some food and then met on campus to read Galatians. We read the whole thing out loud and then discussed what we took away from it. The image to me is incredibly sweet. Students chose to hang out and read the Bible together at 10 p.m. What a declaration of God's goodness! Graham is going to host Bible reading events for students to attend. So be praying for that! I am excited about how these events will grow our ministry.