I hope this blog post finds you well and safe from everything that has been going on in this crazy world for the last four and a half months. I'm also trusting that if you have navigated your way to this page and are reading this post, you must have at least heard of CoMission in some way or another. If not, you're in for a treat! Perhaps a friend or a friend of a friend told you about us. Or maybe you came across us on a social media page. Or better yet, you might have direct connections with us whether through a local church or through one of our staff members whom you support financially. Regardless of how you came to this page, I hope you will find this new blog informative and encouraging.
CoMission has been on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus now for about nine years. As an officially recognized club by the school's administration faculty and student government, we at CoMission have an utmost desire for reaching college students with the gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching them to become disciples. While we enjoy on-campus activities and connecting with as many students as possible through social events, our number one priority is to invest our lives as best as we can into the few students who desire to have one-on-one relationships with us. The ultimate hope is to equip them with the knowledge and understanding of what it means to follow Christ wholeheartedly so they can in turn go out and share the gospel with their friends, classmates and roommates.
Something else we strongly value is community and being on mission together as a team. In fact, that value is in our name: CoMission ("Co" - "Mission") simply means "together on mission." Our staff are nearing the end of a book we've been reading called Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World by Bob McNabb and in the last paragraph of the final chapter, the author emphasizes the importance of doing evangelism and going on mission with a group of people, rather than trying to be a lone ranger. "The Godhead lives in glorious community and functions as a redemptive team. As we abide in him and live and minister in community with each other, he will be with us always. He enables us to multiply his children in all nations" (221). If we work together, hold each other accountable, pick each other up when we fall, not only will we be better off, but we'll surely be more effective and fruitful in our ministry.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!" - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
I serve on staff as both Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for Gulf Coast Community Church and as Executive/Administrative Assistant for CoMission, the church's college outreach ministry. My role in CoMission specifically, includes bookkeeping, calendar oversight, document editing and of course, my favorite part: writing this blog. My hope for this blog is to help you get a feel for what the heartbeat of CoMission is about as I share various content on the topics of discipleship, evangelism, college outreach strategies, and everything in between. I'll even share an occasional update on the current events of CoMission as we strive to raise and equip disciples for the sake of the Gospel on the USFSP campus. May you be well informed and encouraged with every post. To Him be the glory.