God is doing some amazing things among university students in DC this summer. At the beginning of June, Restoration City started to offer a weekly Community Group designed specifically for summer interns and college students. We had a leader, a lot of hope and absolutely nothing else. Last Thursday night, 35 college students packed a community room on GW’s campus to study God’s Word. Just in case you aren’t all that familiar with college in ministry in DC, I can tell you that’s crazy! I spent seven years of my life serving university students in this city and this kind of thing doesn’t happen all that often.
As a church, we need to be celebrating, thanking God and praying. The vision of being a church that welcomes college students seems to be coming to life. Now the question is whether we’ll rise to the moment.
If you have interns in your office, know any college students in the area or are a college student, it’s not too late to get connected to the Community Group. They will continue to meet every Thursday at 7.30PM in the Community Room of the Potomac House dorm on GW’s campus. New people show up every week, so don’t hesitate to join in!
Let’s also be praying for three things:
1. Salvation. We’ve already seen one student come to faith in Jesus this summer! But I don’t believe God is done yet. Let’s keep praying He will draw more into the Kingdom.
2. Joey Schwartz. Joey’s doing a summer internship with us and he’s leading the charge with college students. It’s crazy to see how God is using this guy. Pray the Lord will continue to give Joey wisdom, joy and boldness as He leads.
3. Year Round Students. Many of the students we’re serving are in DC for the summer but will head somewhere else for school. We’re totally cool with that and grateful for the chance to speak into their lives while they are here. But we’re also praying God will raise up students from local campuses to carry the charge with us in the fall. Please be asking God to draw these students to the Community Group.
DC is a college town and, increasingly, I feel like the Lord is leading Restoration City to be a leader in His work on DC college campuses. I would love to have you praying with me to that end.