I have heard it said that any ministry looks like those who are in it. That has definitely been the case with our ministry here at AU.
*We are a family with young children, so a lot of what we do centers around our home and making students feel like they have a home away from home when they are at school.
*I LOVE to bake. In a bizarre correlation students LOVE to eat! (I think the way the Lord worked that out is pretty cool)
*Greg is a game player, the whole Sovereign family are game players...this has been a great tool for outreach and building community within ACF.
I could go on, but this post is about Man Night. ;)
Man night originally began because guys at ACF have been scarce. To be fair, guys at AU are scarce...It is about 80% female!
Greg wanted to find a way to reach guys in a way that would be fun and easy to invite friends. This is when Man Night began. Originally it was just a game night for guys, as the group grew Greg initiated a bible study and accountability time that the guys could come to before the games began. The bible study time began with 2 or 3 guys, and then another 8-10 would come for games and food afterward.
This year guys night study time has grown unbelievably! Last night there were 11 guys (including 2 first time visitors). This semester it is being led by a Dave (a Westminster student) and 2 AU students. The guys meet at 7:30 for their bible study time (they are studying Ephesians this semester), then they break up with their accountability partners for prayer. The games (and food of course ;) begin around 9 and go on until whenever...
Who would have thought that playing games could have eternal value? I love discovering the creativity of the Lord!
Someone told me recently the the Lord does not waste time. How True!
God created you exactly the way you are for a reason. He wants to use ALL of you for His Glory. Man night is a great example of that.