Over many years, Buddy the Elf’s tactics have been widely employed by CUs around the country at Christmas time; organising carol services and mince pie deliveries across the universities. This year will be significantly different as singing might spread more than just cheer. But despite challenges, the spark of student creativity remains and so does the CUs’ passion to make Jesus known!
Since the start of the academic year, CUs across the country have come up with creative solutions so that they have been able to continue to share the gospel whilst also following government guidelines.
And as days get darker and restrictions increase, Christian Unions are uniquely placed to be a light on campus, in their halls and student houses. Even in the case of an extended lockdown, CUs are hoping to reach out from behind closed doors.
Some current plans include:
Underpinning all these initiatives is the importance of friendship evangelism, and the opportunity for Christian students to engage with their unbelieving friends on a personal level. Despite the lack of large-scale events, non-Christian students will still have opportunities to explore the message of Christmas in a personal and meaningful way. As a Staff Worker, I am incredibly excited about these new ideas, and hope you will join me in praying for CUs this Christmas.
Here are three prayers for the CUs:
This blog was written by Leonie Dorland. Leonie is in her second year as a Staff Worker in Exeter. She is a big fan of mince pies and Christmas decorations, and loves going for long walks with friends and listening to music.
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