This summer has been a time of serious challenges for people across the entire world. Therefore, thank you for your continued encouragement and support of this campus ministry at the University of Houston. Praise God for His faithfulness.
Our activities have been mostly online this summer, and as we gear up for the fall semester, a couple of things are worth noting (some of which are mentioned in the video above), particularly regarding online vs. on-campus ministry this year:
First, most UH students (75-85%) will not step foot on campus this fall but are choosing to instead take online classes only. That means we are already adjusting our ministry’s sails accordingly. We expect to continue with weekly online Bible studies and social gatherings, probably adding blog content and a recorded audio version of such lessons (a podcast of sorts) to our website, which you, the friend and supporter of the ministry, can access too. Likewise, I will offer online “open office hours,” as well as time slots available for one-on-one Bible studies with students.
Second, Lord willing, we will also have safe meetings on campus with appropriate social distancing measures in place. Our office, according to the university, can accommodate four individuals at a time using the “40 square foot rule.” Similarly, we are excited for a couple of new situations at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center: 1) The new Quad dormatory just behind our building is now open (see picture below the Student Spotlight section of this newsletter!). That dorm has been years in the making, so we are thrilled that construction is over and that the students are going to be at our backdoor again. 2) The University Chapel downstairs in ADBRC will be used as a classroom Mon-Thurs, which means more visitors to our building.
Despite the challenges of ministering during the global pandemic, The Point campus ministry is excited for the semester ahead and the new possibilities at hand! While much has changed in our world this year, some simple truths have not: Christ still sits on the throne at the right hand of YHWH. His mercies are new every morning, and anxious college students may need such Good News now more than ever. God’s mission continues, as do His steadfast love and His faithfulness.
Thank you for your words of encouragement, your prayers on our behalf, and for your continued generosity toward this ministry. We look forward to keeping you updated as the semester gets started and as the word gets out to more students that Jesus is King.
For the Kingdom,