Mar. 7—Through the Campus Outreach ministry, Northwestern students are being trained to lead, disciple and mentor other students . “It’s been encouraging to see some of these older students begin to minister to some of the younger students,” observes Eric Lonergan, NWC campus director for Campus Outreach. Approximately 40 students meet on a bi-weekly basis to examine the life of Jesus and gain a deeper understanding of his life and teachings. As a direct result of the Campus Outreach momentum on campus, several smaller groups are holding weekly Bible studies, including a group of eight football team members. Another small group consists of sophomore women and yet another of junior and senior women.
This thoughtful examination of discipleship is having an significant impact on individual students. “It has been really sweet to go through 1 John with my discipleship group this semester. We have been learning that true love only comes through knowing how much we’ve been loved in Christ and what He did for us on the cross." said Gwen Manion, a junior. She adds, "I have realized in my daily life I often have a self-centered, earthly love towards people rather than a serving, Christ-centered love for others. I am learning that we love because He first loved us, and how that simple truth applies to my life.”
Campus Outreach Minneapolis is a ministry targeting college campuses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The ministry was founded in 2003 under the supervision of Bethlehem Baptist Church with the vision to "spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by building laborers on the campus for the lost world to the glory of God." Currently the program has 14 full-time staff ministering to students on four campuses in the Twin Cities area. Learn more at cominneapolis.org.
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