We are five weeks in – and growing like a weed. Both the programs of St. Alban’s chapel and also the lives of students – everyone seems to be growing! Seeing lives changed for Jesus is the aspect of my ministry that makes this work more of a joy than a job. Let me share some of the growth with you:
- 60+ students on the bus to Holy Cross each Sunday morning for worship, breakfast and a break from campus.
- Over 40 cadets in worship Monday night at St. Alban’s Chapel. Many serving as readers, musicians, greeters and more.
- Over 75 students (mostly cadet athletes) attending the Monday night Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting that I lead with a few other campus pastors.
- 20 freshmen cadets asking questions in the weekly Knob Alpha Bible Study.
- 45+ mostly upper-class students in attendance at our Thursday night Bible Study.
- 12-18 females attend my wife’s Thursday “Girl Time and God Talk” Bible Study.
- Over 60 students each day walk through the doors of the St. Alban’s Lounge for rest and refreshment.
Those numbers are not statistics, but students – each searching for a deeper relationship with God. Recently one cadet told me:
I did not regularly attend church in high school. It just didn’t seem relevant to my life. In the first week after matriculation, though, I found St. Alban’s chapel and my view on Church and God changed. Last week I told my host mom as she took me home after the service at The Church of the Holy Cross, “I just love Fr. Greg and services at St. Alban’s Chapel! I can understand Fr. Greg’s sermons and he even lets us raise our hands and ask questions!”