As we have moved into uncharted territory in our Student Ministry, we have been praying intensely about what God has next for us. In the last 18 months we have experienced tremendous growth in attendees, student leadership and adult leadership as God has repeatedly blessed this ministry. As we look to the future we are breaking ground on some new goals and targets for this season of EPIC Student Ministry.
We came up with these specific Vision statements or goals for where we believe God is calling us to go in the next 3-5 years.
- 250 student consistently committed to EPIC Groups by December 2013
- 80 Adult Leaders trained, commissioned and engaged in serving in the Student Ministry by December by 2013
- 160 students at Camp EPIC by summer of 2013; along with another significant contingency of students partnering with us in EPIC Mission: Brazil
- Have a dedicated Student Center for EPIC by December 2015
These are lofty goals and if achieved it will only be by God’s hand and for his glory. This excites me. Having concrete targets and solidified vision can be scary because it is easy to see when you miss the mark; but this is a risk that our ministry team is willing to take as we seek God’s will humbly and obey boldly.
In the first three verse of Psalm 23 it reads;
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
We exist for God’s namesake. This vision is simply an expression of our humble seeking and bold obedience. Please join us as we pray for God to move.