Congrats to all of our recent grads!
Lately, some of our biggest news has been surrounding the changes at the Baptist State Convention, and how that will affect us at UNCG BCM. We’re constantly learning more about what that looks like, and we now know that we will still have Fall Convention and Spring Conference this next year! We’ll also have someone on staff at UNCG through May of 2014. As we’ve said before, we’re excited for what is happening on our campus, and none of these changes are going to slow us down. If anything, we’re speeding up!
In the fall, we’re sending ten students as missionaries onto campus to start five new missional communities. What is a missional community? It just means that they’ll be living life in community with one another, growing in Christ together, and with those around them, serving and discipling those who are far from Christ and inviting them into community. This spring, we did this with two groups, and God did some amazing things in both of them. We’re expecting that to multiply as we move forward.
Where are we starting these communities?
Jamison/Gray - These two Campus Communities will look the most like our ones from the spring. They’re both in Quad dorms, and will be for people who live on campus. These communities play a special role because they will also be where new freshmen come to get involved.
Sterling Cottages - This will be the first group we have specifically for students in off-campus apartments. Sterling Cottages are on Spring Garden Street, which means they’re in close proximity to a lot of student housing. This gives this community a unique position to serve those who live just off campus.
Commuters - Similarly, we’re also starting a community just for commuter students. Commuters typically drive in from farther away (twenty minutes or more) every day, and that can make it difficult to feel connected on campus. This group will minister specifically to the needs of these students.
I-house - The Phillips/Hawkins dorm, also called the International House, is home to many of UNCG’s international students. Every semester, students from dozens of countries come to study here, and that creates an amazing opportunity to share the gospel globally from right here in Greensboro.
In October, we hope to be adding more communities as God continues to expand what we’re doing.
So, how do you get involved? If you’re a student on campus, the answer of course is to come get involved with one of our communities! Come pray and serve with us, and celebrate as God does amazing things. If you’re not a student, we still need your support! You might send letters to our student missionaries, just as you would to someone overseas. And as we continue to update you, thank you for your continued prayers!