The fall is coming and so is a new year on the campuses of Atlanta. I’ve never been more excited about an upcoming year of ministry like I am this one.

We’re revamping everything this year. At the end of last year we took a good hard look at what we were doing and decided that things really had to change. We have to make things simpler, easier for students to connect to.

For starters, we’re getting rid of our weekly meeting and focusing on small groups. A weekly meeting was just too hard to get students too with their weekly schedules. And Georgia States a commuter school, so, there are no common times when people are on campus. Small groups can happen anytime, anywhere. We’ll then be moving our weekly meeting to a monthly meeting, hopefully somewhere off campus. This will be a meeting for all of our students from all the different campuses we’re on to come together. Small groups to connect relationally with people, monthly meeting to connect relationally to God.

We’re revamping foundations as well. By spring it will only be one click away. Students will be able to sign up online and watch all 12 sessions right from there computers. What’s the best way to get a student that won’t leave their dorm room and stays on their computer 24/7 to do foundations? Take it to their computers in their dorm rooms.

All in all, I’m stoked, students are stoked, and I feel like God is stoked as well (which is probably the most important factor).

We’ve labored here in Atlanta for a while tilling the ground. It’s been hard, messy, and not a whole lot of fun all of the time. We’ve still got a lot of hard, pressing work ahead of us, but, I’m ready for it, and so are our students. I feel that some ingredients we’ve been lacking have been added and God’s excited about doing something in our midst.

I can’t wait to post more about our successes and failures this coming year…

In the mean time, check out our new and improved website! I’d love to know what you think and if you find any major errors please let me know. Still got a little bit of work to do on it, but, all in all, it’s coming together very nicely in my opinion. Check it out…

www.encmatl.com

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