Training For the 1st Semester
We are always busy discipling students or raising leaders through our different training tracks, which is the core of what we do. My highlights were the leadership festival with our area leaders (it was wonderful to learn together and to have our key leaders grasp more of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the mission of discipling nations). “Women of the Word” was another one of my highlights, because of the relationships formed and the opportunity to watch God at work as older ‘girls’ teach the younger women.
Campus Harvest 2014: UNASHAMED
This year, Campus Harvest Cape Town was at the Tygerberg campus. It was a God encounter day, filled with inspiration, training, fun and action! In the afternoon we went to reach out to the students who live on the campus in love, prayer, and of course with the gospel. We really saw our students go out not only ‘unashamed’ of the gospel, but also full of faith in God’s power to save, heal and restore lives. One of the best parts for me was to see the next tier of student leaders in action as our ‘Ministry Leaders’ from each campus hosted the day.
Leaders in Transformation
In April we had our first “Leaders in Transformation” (LIT) workshop at Baxter in the midst of a three-week series at our Sunday services, called ‘Make your Mark’. It really was an important moment for us. We had about 150 students and young professionals come and it proved to provide what we have been looking for – to equip student leaders to impact all spheres of society through transforming their vocations.
All our residences had prayer outreaches during the exam period. I enjoyed the evening with the Glen Residence team pictured here. We had invited some unsaved students to a time of prayer and exam encouragement, while a group of us stood at the entrance of the residence, offering to pray for people. It was incredible to see the students so bold and unashamed of the gospel. Many of their fellow students were so blown away that other students would be encouraging them in this stressful time. We had two young men that wanted to give their lives to God but they wanted to first spend time with our leaders to ask more questions. Please pray for these two young men over the holiday time and the times of ministry they will have with our student leaders.