BIG NEWS for AQUA College Ministry

27 08 2012

ImageA little over 3 years ago, my wife and I were eating pizza with Ron and Cheryl Edmondson in Louisville, KY. They shared their heart, and God’s call on Grace Community Church to launch a college ministry with GCC on the campus of Austin Peay State University. That fall, we launched a brand new college ministry at Grace Community Church, where we prayed and worked toward connecting college students with a local church that would lead them to a growing relationship with Jesus.

We called it AQUA.

In the 2 years that we have been connecting college students with the story of the Gospel, we’ve done things very simply. We met once a month, in an auditorium in the heart of APSU. But, we’ve grown to a point where we are ready to move to a once a week.

That’s right! Starting this fall, AQUA will be moving to once a week on Thursday Nights. We feel like we are at a place now to grow AQUA college ministry by adding even more students, and we hope that college students will grow in their relationship with Jesus in their faith journey by connecting once a week. And we will be partnering with Awaken Church and will be gathering in their venue at 585 South Riverside Drive.

While that is a HUGE change with AQUA moving to once a week, some things won’t change at AQUA. We will still be creating an excellent environment to gather with college students, engage the story of Scripture, and worship God for who He is and what He has done. We will still be doing small groups, because we believe life change happens in this context. We will still be on campus throughout the week, getting coffee, grabbing lunch, and attending various events like we always have. We will still be partnering with different greek organizations, athletic teams, and other great student organizations to serve the students of APSU. And we will still be a ministry of Grace Community Church!

We will be launching our new weekly AQUA College Worship gathering on Thursday September 6th @ 8:00 pm at Awaken Church.  And with tradition, we will be giving away FREE t-shirts to college students who gather with us at AQUA. We hope to see you and your friends at our first AQUA of the Fall.

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2 responses

27 08 2012
Jim Holleman

Brandon, I am certainly excited about this ministry! It is evident that God is abundently blessing your efforts. I will continue to pray for you and for continued success and growth. The college population and that age group need the Lord as do all of us.
Blessings!
Jim Holleman

27 08 2012
brandonreed

Thanks so much Jim! We’d love to see you and Krista at an AQUA this Fall!

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