Wednesday, Tuesday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 16, 2008
This Terribly Random Excursion Cross-Country took me from Portland, Oregon, to Wake Forest, North Carolina, in about 8 days. After a fantastic month in the Northwest, I had a conference of college ministers to attend. It just happened to be on the opposite side of our big nation.
So I figured I’d let everybody join along on the TRECC, with daily updates and such! Enjoy.
States Included: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana (#33 for the Road Trip), North Dakota (#34), Minnesota (#35), Wisconsin (#36), Illinois, Indiana, Ohio (#37), Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina
- Collegiate Ministry visits: 7
- Church weekend services: 5
- Interviews: 2
- Total explorations: 14
- Total campuses: 12
The daily blogs: a special TRECC Blog Event
- Intro to the TRECC
- #1: Portland to Missoula, with a little interstate awkwardness and a lot of driving
- #2: A Full Dose of Montana: it’s got character!
- #3: Pursuing Fargo: a hard drive to the edge of the universe, or something like that
- #4: A Getting the Job Done Day: you might be surprised how uninteresting my life is
- #5: Locality Abounds: pork chop sandwiches, John Piper, and snow – you betcha!
- #6: Surreal Stew: all Sundays are pretty nuts, but this one may take the cake
- #7: Full Circle Sabbath: a shorter post about a pretty big day
- #8: Opportunity Cost: what happens when a day starts out miserable?
- #9: One Last Hour: the day has come; I have arrived
- #94: University of Montana, Missoula, MT
- #95: Montana Tech, Butte, MT
- #96: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
- #97: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
- #98: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
- #99: Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN
- #100: Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
- #101: Grove City College, Grove City, PA
- #102: Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
- #103: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- University of Maryland, College Park, MD (I was here earlier in the trip)
- #104: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
- Interview with Blake Shaw, Associate Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Bozeman, MT
- Combined High School & College Bible study, Grace Bible Church, Wed. 4-9, Senior Pastor Bryan Hughes speaking
- “Cru” large group of Campus Crusade, Montana State University, Wed. 4-9, Brian Hopkins, Lead Pastor of Journey Church, Bozeman, speaking
- Chi Alpha weekly gathering, North Dakota State University, Thurs. 4-10, Assoc. Pastor Tony Meyer speaking
- Church service, The Rock, Minneapolis, MN, Fri. 4-11, Pastor Mark Darling preaching
- Church service, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN, 4-12, Pastor for Vision & Preaching John Piper preaching
- College Bible study, Bethlehem Baptist Church Downtown Campus, Sun. 4-13, University of Minnesota staff (Campus Outreach) Eric Lonergan speaking
- Church service, Sanctuary Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN, Sun. 4-13 11am, Senior Pastor Efrem Smith preaching
- Discussion of college ministry development plans with college ministry leaders, Sanctuary Covenant Church
- Church service, Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis, MN, Sun. 4-13 5pm, Pastor Doug Pagitt leading
- Church service, “The Gathering” service, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN, Sun. 4-13, Senior Pastor Leith Anderson preaching
- “Vespers” worship service, Bethel University, Sun. 4-13 10pm
- Chapel, Grove City College, 4-15, Susan D. Hill, author, Closer than Your Skin, speaking
- Large Group, InterVarsity at University of Maryland, 4-15
The College Metro conference from April 14-16 in NC, then…?