What is  Wesley ? <ul><li>A place for all college-aged young adults in Macon to connect, worship, and grow in their faith....
worship God Tuesdays @ 8:30pm
follow Christ Retreats Small Groups
serve impactfully Bahamas Mission Trip
Tuscaloosa 2010
Ministry Team
Wesley House
Why campus ministry? <ul><li>A fulfillment of the baptismal covenant. </li></ul>
Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include these persons now before you in your care? <ul><l...
The Future of the Church <ul><li>61% of young adults that had been churched are now spiritually disengaged </li></ul><ul><...
The Future of the UMC <ul><li>Total number of Elders in the UMC in 2011: </li></ul><ul><li>16,954 </li></ul>Number of Elde...
The Mission of Wesley <ul><li>Mercer undergrad population: 2,400 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 400 students involved in ...
Preparing for the Mission Campus ministry is a relational ministry – the more relationships that are created and nurtured ...
Partners for the Mission
St. Mary's Grant Terms <ul><li>$28,000/year for 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Grant funds restricted for full-time interns </l...
How can YOU partner with us? <ul><li>Weekly snacks or monthly meals for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesdays @ Wesley H...
 
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A short presentation about the mission of the Wesley Foundation of Macon, including a look at why campus ministry is essential for the future of the United Methodist Church.

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  1. 2. What is Wesley ? <ul><li>A place for all college-aged young adults in Macon to connect, worship, and grow in their faith. </li></ul>Core Values worship God follow Christ serve impactfully
  2. 3. worship God Tuesdays @ 8:30pm
  3. 4. follow Christ Retreats Small Groups
  4. 5. serve impactfully Bahamas Mission Trip
  5. 6. Tuscaloosa 2010
  6. 7. Ministry Team
  7. 8. Wesley House
  8. 9. Why campus ministry? <ul><li>A fulfillment of the baptismal covenant. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include these persons now before you in your care? <ul><li>With God's help we will proclaim the good news </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and live according to the example of Christ. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will surround these persons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with a community of love and forgiveness, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that they may grow in their service to others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will pray for them, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>that they may be true disciples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who walk in the way that leads to life. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. The Future of the Church <ul><li>61% of young adults that had been churched are now spiritually disengaged </li></ul><ul><li>20% of twenty-somethings maintained level of spiritual activity consistent with high school experiences </li></ul><ul><li>19% of young adults were never significantly reached during their teens & remain disconnected </li></ul>Source: The Barna Group, Most Twentysomethings put Christianity on the Shelf.. .; http://bit.ly/barnayoungadultresearch
  11. 12. The Future of the UMC <ul><li>Total number of Elders in the UMC in 2011: </li></ul><ul><li>16,954 </li></ul>Number of Elders in the UMC under 35: 951 (5.61%) Number of Elders in the UMC ages 55-72: 8,790 (51.84%) Source: Clergy Age Trends in the United Methodist Church, 2011 Report . Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary.
  12. 13. The Mission of Wesley <ul><li>Mercer undergrad population: 2,400 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 400 students involved in a campus ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macon State full-time students population: 3,101 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 100 students involved in a campus ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wesleyan undergrad population: 412 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 50 students involved in campus ministry </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Preparing for the Mission Campus ministry is a relational ministry – the more relationships that are created and nurtured on the campuses the more fruitful the ministry will be. The most effective way to meet our mission is to continue to develop students as leaders as well as add full-time interns to our staff.
  14. 15. Partners for the Mission
  15. 16. St. Mary's Grant Terms <ul><li>$28,000/year for 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Grant funds restricted for full-time interns </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd and 3 rd years are matching grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We must raise $28,000/year to receive the rest of the grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadlines: December 31, 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>December 31, 2013 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Funds raised to match the grant are not restricted </li></ul>
  16. 17. How can YOU partner with us? <ul><li>Weekly snacks or monthly meals for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesdays @ Wesley House </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsor a student on a mission trip or retreat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Break is coming! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help us meet our match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly or one-time gift </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make college students part of your church's mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being a welcoming place for Sunday worship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking it up with youth who are going to college </li></ul></ul>
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