Title: "CHRIST HAS SET US FREE"
Key Verse: "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Gal5:1).
For the past few years the theme of our staff conferences has been "Christian maturity and community." This year we're excited to continue exploring this theme by having the chance to deeply study Paul's entire letter to the Galatians. The first step in our study is for everyone to do a personal factual study of this epistle.
An introduction to our Galatians study, as well as the six lessons we'll be studying together at our staff conference, all developed by our staff education committee, are now posted on this website. On the homepage, go to the "Ministry Resources" tab, then go down to "Bible study" and click there to download the documents. Use the password "jesusloves".
Please pray for the group Bible study leaders who will be gathering at the UBF HQ on May 31 and June 7 to prepare to lead the Bible studies at our staff conference.
Before coming to the conference, all staff are also asked to read College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture by Stephen Lutz, and to write a one-page personal reflection on lessons learned from it, which we'll be sharing in our small groups at the staff conference. Please pray for Dr. Daniel Lee of Shippensburg UBF who will be presenting on this book on the last day of our time together.
As soon as the staff conference program is finished, we'll also post it on this website.
Finally, if you haven't already done so, please register for the conference online so that we can prepare for this important event. Go to ubf.org/staff_conference/ and let us know if you want shuttle service to and from the FPU campus from one of the area airports, and if you'd like to visit the Boston area and our ministry there after the conference.
May God refresh, renew and equip each one of us through our study and fellowship to newly spread the gospel of Jesus and raise his disciples on all our college campuses.