Friday, February 28, 2014

we have liftoff – Big Year Out is go for 2014

We’re delighted to announce that Big Year Out, our new discipleship programme for young adults, is a go for 2014. As of today, we have the necessary students we needed to make it a viable learning community.

This means that from next week, Dan Anear will be with us at Uniting College two days a week and we will have a bunch of young adults making themselves at home around the Campus during Semesters.

In response to feedback during promotion, we will be making a few tweaks to the 2014 Big Year Out programme. This will include moving from the day to the evening in order to offer a Young adult taster space. We see this as a chance to connect with the young adults who said “I’d love to do it, but I can only do an evening.” It means that any young adults who want a weekly evening space to chat and talk God, mission, life, ministry, are welcome.

We are also going to ramp up the mission-in-local-context component, encouraging participants to find a ministry opportunity and use that as credit toward the Certificate.

There is a strong sense of this being a God thing. On Wednesday we did not have enough enrolments and so made the difficult decision, that despite a heap of advertising and praying, we could not go ahead.

As we left that meeting, a just completed enrolment form was handed to us. On Thursday two more enrolment forms arrived, giving us the group size we felt we needed to ensure a worthwhile learning experience. (And it’s not too late to enrol, either in the full programme or in the evening Young Adult space).

There is a sense that we stopped. And into that space came the surprise of God. Which is a great space for us as a College to be in :)

Posted by steve at 05:37 PM

3 Comments

  1. I’m so glad to hear that it will be going ahead! I’ve been praying like crazy and asking everyone I know to consider it! Really happy to hear that it’s happening!!!

    Comment by Nicole Mugford — February 28, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

  2. Excellent news! God things often are, of course…

    Comment by Andrew — March 1, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

  3. Thanks for blogging this news Steve, all the best for a Big Year Out, Jenny B

    Comment by Jenny Brisbane — March 3, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

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