Staff RetreatOur staff just returned from our four-day retreat in Burnet, TX, and I think it was exactly what a lot of us needed. Our theme for the retreat was grace, which guided our worship and discussion on the book The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. We explored just how deeply we fail to understand God’s grace for us as we strive to prove our worth with ministry success, fear failure, and experience shame that prevents us from approaching God with confidence. Reflecting God’s grace for me in the way I treat myself is a huge part of what He’s been teaching me this semester, and I think this retreat helped solidify that lesson. My prayer, which I would like to invite you to join me in praying, is that the discussions and lessons that took place at the retreat would become internalized in our staff so that we can work more freely, take more risks, and more fully reflect our gracious God as we minister to our students.
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Thank you so so much to everyone who gave to our KFG fundraiser! We absolutely smashed our $50,000 goal because of God’s gracious provision through your generous gifts. I would like to ask you to please pray that every penny we raised would go straight to the building of God’s Kingdom on our campuses in ways that we haven’t even conceived yet.
Finally, before I leave you with our student testimony for the month, I would like to let you guys know that I’ve made a commitment to stay on staff for the next five years! I am so excited to continue to be a small part of carrying out God’s vision for our college campuses and I am SO thankful for you guys. I only get to do what I do because you guys believe in God’s ability to use knuckleheads like me to accomplish His purposes and have given so generously to see that happen. Thank you!
With love and gratitude,