KNCSB collegiate ministries are experiencing new challenges as they minister during the coronavirus crisis. Ryan Stelk sent this report. He is director of Christian Challenge at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Our student leaders are giving effort to reach their friends for Christ. A staff person who has been here for a few years feels like this is the most movement we have ever had with students seeking to make disciples of other students.

A few weeks ago I had a lunch with some of our student leaders living in the dorms, scholarship houses and sororities just to learn about the challenges they are facing and how we can support their ministries.

Several students shared ways they are working to build trust with their friends by showing that they care. One gal in a sorority has planned a daily time to have lunch together with others. Another guy who is an RA in the dorms planned a kickball game for his dorm floor and invited some Challenge friends to come play and get to know other students on his floor.

I’m grateful for the ways they are reaching their friends, but a lot of their friends just don’t want to put their faith in Christ. Their friends aren’t likely to come to Challenge or a small group, but they are willing to have a lunch or play kickball with our young brothers and sisters in Christ.

In Luke 10:2 Jesus said to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Please join us in praying earnestly for laborers who would roll up their sleeves and put in the hard work in order to see students set free from the bondage of sin.

Outsiders are not allowed in dorms, scholarship houses or Greek houses. An easy way to be around students lately has been going a local coffee shop. Would you pray earnestly for more students not only to come to Christ, but to be disciple makers? Would you pray for students who identify as Christians to courageously take steps to disciple others?