At the beginning of October we had a Women's Retreat held by Wylie Northeast Church (the church that sponsors FOCUS). I was very encouraged by the number of college students that came for the entire weekend to connect with the women of the church. This was certainly a blessing to the older women as much as it was to the students. I'm always excited to see relationships being built among generations of Christ followers.
|Wylie NE Women's Retreat|
|Collin FOCUS at Park Day|
Our last big event in October was the Leadership Conference. Every year our family of churches invites current and prospective leaders from all of our ministries to come together and be reminded of our mission and vision as a body. This year's topic was the reformation of friendship: we can't be like Jesus unless we have real and diverse spiritual friendships. Two questions that I've been pondering are "How would I treat my friends differently if I was planning on a lifetime of being friends?" and "What does it mean to be really committed to someone as a friend?" This is an event that we require our student leaders to attend, and we ask them to invite people in our community with leadership potential as well. A large majority of the people in attendance were college students. It's so encouraging to see how God uses these students to minister to our entire community.
Much love! <3