Got the COVID-19 Campus Ministry Blues? Obstacles Become Opportunities!

Ministry in a time of pandemic is challenging. Students are scattered, gatherings are restricted, and many of our donors are losing their jobs. These setbacks are frustrating, but the Bible shows us that earthly obstacles are often divine opportunities. Joseph became a slave in Egypt, and God used that to elevate Joseph to leadership in Egypt. David’s frustrations became our consolations through the Psalms. The exile of the Jews spread synagogues around the Mediterranean that later became the preaching posts for the first Christian missionaries. Yes, there are definitely a lot of obstacles, and they are real. Digital ministry is not the same as face-to-face ministry. 2 John 1:12 makes this point clear: “I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete…

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