Campus Ministry and Centre Pointe Church
There are thousands of college students attending Penn State, some literally from around the world. When I sit and think about what we are accomplishing as a ministry and as a church, I can’t help but pose this question.
Who in Center Pointe can be a part of the Campus Ministry effort of the church? The obvious answer to this question would be the Patterson's & the college students that attend our church. I would suggest that you look past the obvious and realize that every person of the church is a part of Campus Ministry.
Make church a home: Just think about it for a few minutes with me. When a new student walks into the church to "check out the church" we all have an obligation to be friendly, caring, and most of all we can show the Love of Christ to them. You make church what it is. Let’s make it the best church in town by welcoming every person with open arms, whether it’s a student or not.
Pray for the ministry: You are a vital part of this ministry simply because you pray for the ministry! We would not see the results we are seeing if it wasn’t for the people from the church praying for CMI. Pray for connections to be made, the international students that we are meeting, and our CMI events (Bible Blitz, Bible Studies & Monday Night Events). Your prayers are making a difference!
Come to events: One of the goals of Campus Ministry is to assimilate students into the church. When you come to CMI events, you meet, connect with, and befriend students who have not yet attended any of our church services. What you are doing is making it more appealing when those same students come to church and they already know people in the church.
Give when there is a need: I have been sharing during the Sunday morning announcements what the upcoming Monday Night CMI event is. If you feel at anytime to simply give a few bucks to help offset some expenses it would be greatly received. A five dollar bill will stretch and be put to good use in ministering to students.
Be part of a Great Church: Great churches are made up of great people. We attend the greatest church in Centre County! Thank you for being a part of Campus Ministry and catching the vision. As a church we are impacting the world by reaching the students that attend Penn State!