Funeral Dinners and Business Majors


One of the sweetest ladies that went to our church passed away about a month ago. It was tough saying goodbye. For most of our members who go to be with Jesus -- we do a dinner after the funeral and graveside. So for this sweet lady's family... We did a lunch afterward.

I know I am losing some of you, but hang with me... 

So, as you can imagine, a funeral dinner is a prime time to meet and talk to IUPUI students about being involved in our ministry on campus. 

Um, not really. The crowd is typically of the older persuasion. 

Yet this day was different because of one young man who was at the funeral and stayed for the dinner. His name? Zach. He is a sophomore at IUPUI and is in the Kelley School of Business. And check this out:

He had just been praying about how he wanted/needed to be involved in a campus ministry at IUPUI. (We are having this conversation nearly 35 miles from campus, in the middle of cornfields.)

Zach has been coming to one of our Life Groups ever since our divine appointment meeting and is expressing interest in starting a Life Group/Bible study with the guys and girls who live near him.  He also is planning to write a post like this one for our site next month.

How impressive is our God? 

Sometimes we just have to be paying attention to what He is up to in the day to day. He is working. He is moving. And this extends to our ministry at IUPUI, which is for His glory and reputation alone. 

We are along for the ride. 

Here is a great passage to close:  "Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen." (‭Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭20-21‬ NASB)

Andrew Hodges, Volunteer Lead Campus Minister