College Campus Ministry – Not My Gift!

It all started when a married couple began walking across the college campus handing out Christian pamphlets to students.

They soon gained permission to set up a table and began giving away Bibles with their literature.  When I first learned what they were doing, I thought, “How extraordinary!   It’s certainly not my gift—I’d be uncomfortable doing that!”  Then I was invited to join them!  I hesitated at first, but agreed to go once.  My plan was to sit quietly, watch, and pray.

I was hooked after the first hour!  The students were fun and easy to engage.  I soon discovered they enjoyed us as much as we did them.  They would hang out at our table between classes.  Some did not have good role models at home and we were becoming their mentors. One day the school psychologist stopped to thank us for being there. “We’re glad to see you every week, but we need you here every day!”

We discovered that every college or university we visited had different rules about people coming on campus to give away free literature. We had no problem for years until the rules changed at our local community college. We would have to become students ourselves,  if we were to continue.

That was easy!  We each registered for a class.  I enjoyed art, fitness, editing, even French, taking one class per semester.  We organized a college Christian fellowship and held Bible studies in a room by the cafeteria.  I started an email ministry. Students would sign up to receive my weekly email of Scripture and encouragement.  They would often write back with questions and prayer requests.

The best part was watching their lives change as they grew closer to God. I continue to hear from some of these students at Christmas. Most have since graduated from universities, married and are raising families. What a precious privilege to mentor them, to watch them mature in the Lord and become productive members of society.

  • We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true.  And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.    1 John 5:20
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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9 Responses to College Campus Ministry – Not My Gift!

  1. Dave says:

    Kathleen, As we grow in the Word we learn it’s not a gift but a command: Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel. Keep up the mission!

  2. Susan Lehman says:

    Kathleen, I love receiving your Faith Walk. God bless you and the joy you so clearly feel sharing God’s Word and love. Your sister in the Lord, Susan

  3. Helene says:

    The fruit will remain and through the new believers grow even more abundantly. We can do nothing without Jesus.

  4. Liana says:

    What a beautiful start to this ministry and oh! what a glorious end ’twill be …

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