In the Baptist Student Ministry at Howard Payne University, we always encourage our student leaders to come up with new ideas for each one of their ministries. Pray and Do is a new ministry we just started this year. Students involved in it meet once a week. The group prays together and is always trying to find new ways to encourage our campus.
Recently, they came up with the idea of chalk talk. They decided to make lemonade and stand outside the cafeteria. One night when students are leaving, they offered them free lemonade while encouraging them to write encouraging Bible verses or lyrics on the sidewalk area.
I was a little interested to see how the event would turn out and a little worried some of students would not be interested in their activity.
When I showed up for the event, there were students on their knees writing messages on the sidewalk. It was really cool to see the lyrics and verses students had written. It was a good conversation starter to see what the students wrote and get to talk to them about why chose that particular lyric or verse.
We also got to see how creative some of the students are. But overall, it was just a relaxing time to be creative and talk to others. It showed me you never should be afraid to try something new. It was such a nice, relaxing break for our students, and those who participated really enjoyed it.
Kim Garner is serving with Go Now Missions as a campus ministry intern at Howard Payne University.