September kicked off with a focus on prayer as we participated in Toledo Campus Prays with over 70 students and leaders from over a dozen campus Christian organizations. It was wonderful to join together with so many from other groups as we joined our hearts for one purpose: prayer. The event was so successful that there are plans to make this an annual event.
Our students have already begun our first small group of the year studying Pete Wilson’s book "What Keeps You Up at Night?" The focus is to help students activate faith and trust in God that will propel them forward through fear and anxiety to peace, faithfulness, and trust.
Our monthly First Friday Family Film Festival kicked off with the movie “Risen.” Other special events included “Messy Twister” (check out the video at our website for all the fun), Fancy Funky Fondue Friday and joining with ACT BG for God Dogs and Jesus Burgers.
Our Wednesday night Bible Study is studying the book of Colossians. It is amazing how much God packed into such a small book! We begin each evening by examining the Scripture in depth with a comparison to the original Greek text. We then move to a small group time where we make practical application of the night’s passage. We return to a large group time to discuss some of the answers and approaches for practical application. We are excited with the response to this new format and can’t wait to see what God will do next!
Sunday night worship theme is “Unleashed.” We compare how God has “unleashed” characters in the Bible to our own lives. We have looked at Moses and the Burning Bush, Nehemiah and David’s response to fear. Part of the goal with our Sunday night’s is seeing how relevant the Old Testament is to the world today.
Our 2016 ACT Fall Retreat brought together students from BG and UT. Our theme was “Fruitful” and began on Friday night with a focus on being “rooted and grounded” which is essential to developing fruit. Saturday turned to what it means to be “fruitful.” We spent some quiet time at Oak Openings Metropark along with tent camping out in the country! Heavy rain drenched us but never dampened our spirits!
Thank you so much for your continued support of ACT. The university world is a prime mission field. These students will be our future teachers and leaders. Our goal is that our students have a solid foundation built on God before leaving campus. Your support is truly appreciated!