Weekly Tip #2, Spring 2016
The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians makes an important point of explaining that we all work on the same team with God.
1 Corinthians 3:5-9, NLT
5 After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. 6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
Let’s all work together doing our part to see the ministry elevated in your location and situation. Take the lead but also be a servant. Our hard work for the Lord in eternity will be rewarded. Our work should be done to bring glory and honor to God, for the building up of the body of Christ. As you pray and work together, great things can be accomplished.
One of the best ways to start your ministry at the beginning of each term is doing a questionnaire or survey. Your main start-up goal should be to meet with as many students as possible and find out who might be interested in your Cru ministry. Survey tables are a big help because you not only get the names and phone numbers of interested students, but you will also find out where they stand spiritually. This will give you a chance to share the gospel message with them.
Anyone you meet with who expresses an interest, be sure to invite them to your weekly meetings. The future leaders in your ministry may easily come from doing a survey and meeting new people. Here are a couple of links that will be helpful as you consider doing a “dinner time survey”.
You might even consider doing surveys once a month if it is possible on your campus to meet new people. Take advantage of special occasions to have a survey. You could do one on Valentines Day, Earth Day or any other special event on your calendar. It could be a school event or a national holiday event. Go for it!
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru