Prayer & Missions

“Talking to God about students before talking to students about God”

Hey all! StudentLife The Hague is inviting you to join a time of prayer before the outreach on the 23rd of Sept. between 10-11.30am. Save the date!

23 Sep 2022 10:00-11:30

@JHOP Korte Vleerstraat 230

See the flyer here SL Den Haag 23 september 2022

Lift-Off retreat: Praying into the Promised Land

Lift-Off 2022

Are you a student and do you have the desire that your friends and fellow students get to know Jesus? If so, you should sign up for the Lift-Off!

Lift-Off is a weekend where you can deepen your own relation with God, where you can learn how to share your faith, and where you will meet other students who have the same desire for spreading the gospel. All of this will help you to grow in faith, hope and love!

This year, our theme will be ‘Praying into the Promised Land’. Prayer was of paramount importance for the people of Israel as they were travelling to the Promised Land. The same holds true for us! When we start sharing our faith, we should be moved by the needs of the people around us, we should be looking for Gods presence constantly and we should step out in faith, following His directions. We will delve deep into these subjects, taking the prayers of Moses in Exodus 32 en 33 as our guideline.

Sign up for the Lift-Off by filling out the form you find at the bottom of this page. If paying the indicated sum of money is challenging for you at the moment, please contact us at hello@studentlife.nl

You can sign up here for Lift-Off 2022

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Celebrating five years student work. More workers are needed!

Celebrating 5 years campus ministry!

My wife Pia is working already 5 years with Agape StudentLife. Our joined passion is to help students live on purpose! Some updated pictures you can find here.

We are looking forward to serve God and the students in the campuses in The Netherlands. The harvest is plentiful the workers are few. We do pray for more colleagues to join this exciting ministry.

See for vacancies to work with StudentLife here

 

The Myth of the Non-Christian

The Myth of the Non-Christian

With some student workers, we finished reading and discussing the book ‘the myth of a non-Christian’ by Luke Cawley.

I highly recommend this book to those who want to improve their communication skills. It will help you better understand those outside the Christian faith. You will become a better and more effective witness for Jesus. I enjoyed reading and discussing this book!

Here is a short book description from the author’s amazon profile:

“There’s no such thing as a non-Christian.
Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim. Or they might call themselves an atheist, freethinker or agnostic. But the one thing that people never describe themselves as is a “non-Christian.” So Christians who want to “reach non-Christians” need to realize that they’re not all the same. Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all.
Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them.
Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.”

The book is available here

Luke Cawley joined our last book study meeting. We, therefore, had an opportunity to ask questions and get more insights from him. Was great!

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Student Leaders: ownership-multiplication-continuation

Student Leaders

It was a few months ago when I met with two of our student leaders in Delft, for our monthly coaching meeting. One of the issues I brought to their attention was that we needed to find 2-3 new student leaders. They agreed that this was important and prayed that God would lead us in this process. Then we wrote a few names down and started to pray. We thought that these students would be qualified and had the potential to lead the movement in Delft.

Then last month we asked these students to a meeting and explained in more detail what the role of a student leader is. We then asked these students to prayerfully consider taking this role. Out of the four students, two wanted to step into the role of a student leader. Both of these students were then invited by our current student leaders.

This means that for the very first time in Delft we now had two new student leaders that were invited by the existing student leaders to take this role. That’s a milestone for our movement in Delft.

It is our desire and prayer to see more student leaders around the country step into the role of a student leader. Why is this important? Well, for two reasons: First, students then have ownership of the movements. Secondly, multiplication happens easier. As a result, there is continuation.

Ownership results in Multiplication, which leads to Continuation. Anyone who is involved in student work knows how important it is to have continuation. Student work is fragile. Students come and go.

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