Beginning ministry so far has been a blast! I've continued reading the Old Testament and taking classes with our pastoral ministry team and have loved every part of it. From learning material to asking questions I've developed a deeper desire to engage with scripture in ways I haven't before, however, this is only the half of it. While a good chunk of time is spent learning about God's Word, the rest is spent sharing that with others that I meet on campus! Pictured below are the small groups of students that I get time with this year. We meet outside of my apartment complex further apart from one another wearing masks if closer than 6ft. Should our groups get larger than 6 people, then we split the guys up into smaller groups ensuring that we don't take any unnecessary risks. I lead two guys groups on Tuesday and Thursday each week and we are constantly reaching out to new students on campus, so we expect to have new people coming throughout the year!
Below is another glimpse into what our discipleship classes look like at the church, again socially distant.
What I've been Learning
God has shown me that there is much depth to His Word and that I will always find myself learning something new about him. I've learned more of the importance of asking questions in class about things that scripture says that might not make sense. One cool aspect I was shown was the moment when Moses approaches the burning bush and is told by God to take off his shoes because that was Holy ground. I wondered why this random piece of ground was considered important when it was explained to me that just as some cultures ask that you take off your shoes before entering into someone's home as an act of respect, so is the same here. It's pieces like this that encourage and motivate me to ask questions more and seek God in times I am unsure of what I'm reading.