On Wednesday, September 2nd, Campus Renewal hosted a Ministry Fair at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of the fair was to bring several ministries and local churches together to table and promote themselves, giving students an opportunity to walk around, meet local campus ministers and pastors, and get involved in a community.
Through the generosity of these ministries and churches, we handed out free food and drinks to hundreds of students, invited students to play different games, and even had a giant inflatable slide! In total, there were about fifteen ministries/churches represented and each one of them had several students say they were interested in getting connected.
Every campus minister and pastor said that they were thankful for the opportunity to come share about their ministry and believed it had a huge impact on students in general. I personally believe that through genuine conversations had between students and ministers, students gained a fresh perspective of who Christ really is.
More Than Just a Fair to Me
This event was special to me, not only because I was coordinating it, but also because it was the exact same event I attended last year that truly sparked my desire to commit to Campus Renewal and be a part of united ministry. Back then, I would have never thought that a year later, I’d be the one stepping into the role of coordinating the event.
Thinking about coordinating a “ministry fair” a year ago could have easily sent me into panic mode, because I likely would have felt as though I wouldn’t plan it well or that I would fail someone. There is one word that could have easily summed up how I felt — inadequate.
The Lord, though, brought me into something so drastically different in a short amount of time. It is amazing how He often does this to us. God is so kind in the way that, when He calls us to something, He will always equip us.
Even as I’m writing this, I’m realizing what a testimony this fair was of the Lord’s faithfulness, not only to the lost and disconnected at Kennesaw State, but to me personally. It is evident that the Lord has set me free, and that I no longer feel inadequate because He has given me confidence to do what only He can equip me to do.
Peace in the Good and Bad
The day of the ministry fair, I was able to walk in a supernatural peace that could only have come from the Prince of Peace. Though my natural inclination was to feel overwhelmed, I was able to choose to not let myself go to that place. I knew that no matter what the outcome was, good or bad, it would be okay.
I will fail and I will make mistakes (such as how I forgot that we needed ketchup and mustard with the hotdogs we were giving out-oops!), yet in the middle of those moments, the Lord’s response is always the same:
“My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness” giving me the ability to “boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I’m so thankful that I was given the opportunity to coordinate the ministry fair at Kennesaw State and believe that it was only the beginning of the bigger things that God’s calling me to.
Megan is a campus staff for Campus Renewal at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She became involved with our movement when she attended an event that a friend invited her to, and joined the CR leadership team soon after, in the fall of 2014. Megan has a heart for reaching the lost and seeing God’s promise in Isaiah 58:12 fulfilled.