Jesus said to His disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.' (Matthew 9:37-38)
Ministry to college students is intensely relational. Students desperately need relationships to keep them from succumbing to the peer pressure all around them. Small group Bible studies give them a safe place to come share their lives and see how God's Word can transform them. Small group leaders are absolutely essential to reaching this generation, yet every year, we graduate our best and most experienced student leaders. Our campus missionaries play a critical role in leading small groups and training generation after generation of students to do the same.
The struggles in students' lives are also intense. Every year, students in our ministry share stories of sexual abuse, pornography addiction, eating disorders, same-sex attraction, suicidal tendencies, and more. Their peers are not equipped to lead and guide them through the complexities of these issues. We need campus missionaries who have been trained in the realities of students' struggles and can walk alongside them to help them find hope and healing.
Ministries like ours are needed at many more campuses. We dream of planting new churches on other campuses all across the US. To bring this vision into reality, we will need missionaries to go to these new campuses and other missionaries to take their place when they leave. Seeing more and more campus missionaries raised up is vital to fulfilling everything God is calling us to do to minister to more and more college students.