As you can see here, even the grocery stores get into the Fighting Illini spirit! Anything they can do to make things a little more orange!
How does that affect us?
Well, as a ministry, we have found that students are often very involved on campus in a variety of RSOs (RSO= Registered Student Organization). Between all of the RSOs socials, the Big Ten sports, the concerts and shows on campus, etc. students aren't looking to have as many NAVS socials. They have plenty of things to do without us filling their calendar with social events.
This means that we (as staff) try to focus on three or four big events per semester, and leave the rest up to students. This fall we are having two Welcome Back socials on back-to-back weekends.
Would you pray that these socials would prove fruitful in building relationships between students and welcoming new freshmen to The Navigators? We try to cultivate a "family atmosphere" in our ministry, where people feel really welcomed and loved. We think it goes a long way in advancing the gospel and maturing people in Christ.
Fall Launch continues! Thanks for standing with us!
-Noah and Katie