I was talking to a college minister the other day, and he shared that when he transferred to Penn State (from one of that school’s several satellite campuses), it took him a whole year to get truly involved in Christian community. Clearly, he gets some of the blame for that.
But many transfer students – including those who are showing up at your campus right now, mid-year – don’t receive nearly the Christian welcome that freshmen do every fall.
I don’t know how yesterday’s post hit you, or whether you’re willing to recruit in a serious way at this time of year. But if you’re willing to give it a chance, I know this particular underreached population – the Transfer Students – will benefit in cool ways.
There are dozens, hundreds, or thousands of new “imports” into your campus tribe this January.
Shall we ask them to wait eight months for discipleship and community?
Reaching the Imported Ignored, both now and year-round, would impact some of the people who need it the most (and don’t have the luxury of four years to find us).