“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
(Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)
One of the biggest indicators of whether or not a student will continue to grow in their faith walk in college is whether or not they are involved in some kind of Christian community. The reality is that we ALL need support and encouragement from others as we go through life. College students are no exception. Students who get involved in a local church and Christian campus organizations are much more likely to grow in their faith during their college years.
Pray that college students would find a local church or campus organization where they can be challenged and encouraged to grow closer to Christ. Pray for the leaders of those groups/churches that they would have wisdom to be able to meet the needs of the students. Pray that students would find solid Christian friends and mentors to walk through life with.
BONUS IDEA: Be on the watch for college students at YOUR church. Whether they’re members who stayed local for college or new visitors who find themselves hunting for a church in a new city, reach out to them, introduce yourself, and let them know you are praying for them. Perhaps ask if they have any specific prayer requests that you could lift up for them.
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