We had a meeting yesterday with representatives of 11 area congregations to discuss a new outreach initiative that we want to implement at the Andrew Connally School of Preaching. We offered to designate pairs of students to each of these churches to assist in evangelism and to be used in their worship services. A little of this was done in the past, but not in a well-organized manner. It is time to take this idea to its full extent.
This will be a very mutually beneficial program. The churches, mostly pretty small, can use the extra man-power. The students will gain hands-on experience in church work, giving them the opportunity to apply the theories they've learned during their studies.
The churches and the school will be sharing the expense of the program. One will pay the students' transportation, and the other will be responsible for their food. Working together in this way will also strengthen the bond between ACSOP and the area congregations.
The idea was well received by those in the meeting, and I am optimistic that there will be great participation. Hopefully, the program will be in full swing within a week or two.
Thanks for your continued prayers and support!
To see Daniel’s report with pictures, please click here.