Class of 2007
Currently attending IUSB, NMC Student Ministries Administrative Assistant
Derry's Thoughts: I didn't really know the full story with Megan until more recently. I didn't realize she first attended our Hayride Outreach as a Freshman. Over time, she encountered a real and authentic relationship with Christ. She has been serving as a Jr High Small Group Leader over the past year, and joined us on staff this Summer. Last weekend, she was baptized (read her thoughts about that here). Megan's is a story of why we exist... to see students move from Religion to Relationship to Spiritually Reproducing.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WAYS YOU SAW GOD'S MIGHTY MOVE WHILE YOU WERE A PART OF NMC STUDENT MINISTRIES?
- The first Student Led Maasai Night was a huge thing that God did through NMC while I attended.
- Another night that sticks in my mind was the "What if/ I'm in" night where the spirit completely moved everyone to begin change, a fresh, good change for themselves and the people around them.
WHAT ASPECTS/ PROGRAMS WERE SIGNIFICANT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL FORMATION AT NMC?
When First Serve Saturday began, I really saw God move as Student Ministries stepped up to serve others in the community and get connected with other people outside of their own cliques.
IN WHAT WAY WOULD YOU CHALLENGE CURRENT NMC STUDENTS TO SEE "A YOUTH GROUP THAT SAW GOD MOVING IN MIGHTY WAYS"?
- Prayer is huge. I never really realized how powerful it was until I was praying with other people. It's often hard to see results of something great when we're praying for or by ourselves, because our hearts are not always where they should be. But praying with specifics to God with a group of people always seems different. It's an incredible feeling when you can sense God all around you because the words of everyone's prayers are just being lifted up in unison.
- His timing really is perfect, even when we don't think so. We can't expect results immediately because we are giving limits to a limitless God. He's so much greater than that and it took me most of high school to realize that.