Monday, February 21, 2005

52%

Sorry again, it's been a long time since my last post. What can I say, I've been busy! You'd think that would give me a lot to write about....well I have a few things and I'm sure it'll all flow once I've started.
The 2nd term has gone blazingly fast, already into week 8! I can hardly believe it. So much has happened in such a short space of time. I've gotten to know some really awesome people in the last 8 weeks, somehow we managed to miss each other the whole of first term despite going to all CU meetings and the same church! Funny how things that like happen. John, Jess, Ben and Nikki, you guys have been a real encouragement and it's been (and will continue to be) awesome hanging out with you and losing sleep to talk.
I'm actually working backwards here trying to remember exactly what has been happening. A couple of weeks ago some dudes from Sheffield came down and gave a talk/brainstorming session at one of the campus buildings about cell groups (regardless of name). It challenged everyone there and gave us each a definite vision and/or purpose, all of us felt strongly in general about each of our challenges, but at the same time, we each had a specific vision that was given to each of us for a good reason. We've all been working on them since that meeting and I will say that seeds have definitely been planted and I look forward to seeing them grow.
Personally I am most disturbed by the lethargy, the complacency and general lack of passion I see on campus. Complacency breeds complacency and I feel very convicted to combat that. I've been praying and putting together some ideas that I've shared with a few people about having a positive effect on changing this. After week 4 which was Mission week 'Essential' people went back to their normal way of thinking and living, while some were left excited, wanting to do more. That is a vision myself and many others want to see fulfilled on campus, finding the things that spark people off and give them a passion for God, to want to serve and live out their lives as he has planned. Every person has a different gifting, a different personality and as such will be ignited in different ways by different things. Thats our starting point and we'll be working with that in mind over the next few weeks and next term (and onwards!).
In other news, Revelation Rock Gospel Choir (yeah!) will be performing at the Law Ball down in the Midlands at the end of this week and again for their own concert in Coventry at the end of next week. It's going to rock so if you can make either come along and check us out! Drop me a message if you're interested!

I'll finish with this thought...

What percentage of the UK don't know why Christians celebrate Easter?
...See title for answer