Brian Davis, recent UNC-Greensboro graduate, learned that it wasn’t enough that he meets the requirements to be hired as a Campus Outreach staff member for George Washington University, he also needs to raise money to fund his job. Watch the video on the left to learn more about the vision for GWU campus and ways to support Davis.
To prepare for his job in Washington, D.C., Davis spent three years as the Resident Advisor for the freshman dorm and volunteered his time mentoring students. His open door policy in the dorm led to friendships with the younger students who often came to him for advice on college life or just to play a video game. The next step was inviting the students to his Bible studies.
The job is about more than getting students into a Bible study. It’s a 4-prong approach that begins the day students move on campus and is detailed below:
- Evangelize students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Establish students into mature Disciples of Christ.
- Equip students to be Disciple makers of Christ.
- Export graduates into places of service.
The road to Washington will be one that requires faith and fundraising. Davis needs to raise $5,000 a month in pledges. The high cost of living is among the reasons for having such a large support goal. Brian feels the need in Washington is great and worth the effort to raise the money to be able to impact the lives of future leaders who come from all over the world to study in the nation’s capital.
Davis hopes to make the half-way point in fundraising soon with a goal to be on campus in August when the students move into the dorms. To help reach out to supporters, Davis maintains a blog where he shares lessons learned from college as well as insights into his growing faith in Christ.
“Whenever you fall short, believe the gospel. Whenever you do well, be humbled by the gospel. Whenever you are tempted, be strengthened by the gospel. Whenever you share the gospel, trust the power of the gospel!” said Davis.
Campus Outreach (CO) ministries are ongoing in 15 states in the US and in five countries abroad. Each of these ministries is based out of a church that provides each regional CO ministry with supervision and a substantial percentage of the resources necessary for their effective existence.
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