Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome Back, NGU students!

Tim, Anna, & Judah Norton Update (He's another NGU graduate!)
 
Welcome Back, NGU students!
 
It was great to have North Greenville University students with us in worship last Sunday. They are back for the Fall semester. They have been a wonderful part of our church the last five years. They bring an energy to our worship services just by their presence. They are an integral part of our church! In fact, our entire brass instrument team is composed of three NGU guys: Brandon Graves, Jon Haney, and Austin Blake. We have one NGU student who will be working in our Good News Club. We will also be having a college Growth Group this semester led by a NGU student. It is encouraging when I read their Connection cards and the question that asks how they heard about Ridgeview. Many say they heard about us from friends on campus. Our church has had a great relationship with the school for the last five years as we have hosted their sports teams for worship and lunch. We have also provided commuter luncheons for them on campus. We have helped freshman move in. I have had the opportunity to speak on campus for their chapel service. Our own Worship and Student Pastor Milo Wilson is a graduate of that fine instution. Let me encourage our entire church to pray for these precious students. Maybe offer to take them to lunch. Befriend them! They are some of the finest young men and women you will ever meet. It is an honor for many of them to call Ridgeview their church home away from home!