"Let me start off by saying that I've gotten incredibly lucky and have no student debt at all." - Said No One Ever
Just kidding. Many have been blessed tremendously to have graduated with some form of diploma or certificate without having any student debt to payback. However, that is not my situation. I have well over $100,000 of student debt. Luckily I have a steady job and have created an intentional plan to get out of debt quickly and completely; however, for many, this is not the case. And for me, this was not always the case.
Editor's note: The following is shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.
For the past four years, the North River Church of Christ has sent the McGuirks, along with almost 20 campus ministry students, to Paris for a month-long summer internship. The group shares their faith on college campuses in Paris for the duration of their stay, which has led to God performing miracles and transforming lives.
The Johannesburg Church of Christ is excited to announce the 2018 Encounter Program. We are inviting college students from our worldwide fellowship to come to Johannesburg from July 9 - August 6, 2018 to encounter our beautiful culture, people, South African wildlife, and more importantly, to be equipped and empowered to help the tens of thousands of university students throughout South Africa to encounter the true Jesus Christ.
Ministers from all over the East Coast set out to teach, train and inspire over 1400 students at the ICMC East Conference in Asheville, North Carolina last month. The theme was "Alpha/Omega" and the focus was on how great our God is. The main sessions and breakout sessions combined moving worship with powerful, God-centered sermons. The audio from these lessons is now available here through SoundCloud.
“It’s a change. It’s different.” These were the words of the hilarious Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercial parody that advertised the long-awaited ICMC East 2017. And like the words above, the conference was definitely a departure from years before. It was not held on July 4th weekend. It was not the usual Thursday through Sunday schedule. It was not even held in a renowned, bustling city. It was different indeed and many are saying that it was one of the best ICMCs ever.
The call was not a familiar number, so the call was not answered...but the Lord provided and they left a message! Kweneshia Price, director of the Aspiring Eagles Academy at North Carolina Central University, had a simple request, "Can we bring a bus load of incoming freshmen and advisers to worship with the Triangle Church of Christ?" Yes, the Lord provides!