During the Kick-off Retreat, Alan Smith described a business-related ministry that equips men and women to be Christ’s ambassadors in their business field. Alan Smith emphasizes the opportunity to minister in the workplace where there are lost people who need to hear about Jesus.
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During the Kickoff Retreat, Frank Hutton described the opportunity to serve international students through English Club events throughout the summer. Brenden Lebsack introduced a mercy ministry in a local neighborhood, the Phillips Kids Club, which mentors children by sharing the love of Christ.
At the Kick-off Retreat, Peter Sontag described the theme, "Reveal" with the goal of learning more about how God has revealed different characteristics of Himself throughout the entire Bible. Peter Sontag also expressed how God has revealed His salvation fully through Jesus Christ.
At the Kick-off Retreat, Nick Stromwall explained the vision of Campus Outreach's Twin Cities Project. Nick Stromwall also described the opportunity to reveal the love of God to our neighbors and coworkers by building relationships within the context of the city.
At the final talk of the Kick-off Retreat, on May 30, Nick Stromwall talked about developing a vision for our summers and encouraged us to lead lives marked by prayer. Nick reminds us of the Lord's desire for us to have vision, be prayerful and dependent on the Lord, and to connect with others.
On Saturday May 30, at the Kick-off Retreat, Mike Tong taught about mercy and presented ministry perspectives and opportunities while encouraging us to serve our city this summer and develop a servant heart that lasts a lifetime.
Saturday morning, May 30 of the Kick-off Retreat, Peter Sontag gives a devotional focused in the book of John. He reminds us that Jesus has all authority under heaven and earth to bring about the purposes of the Lord and encourages us to speak the truth boldly even as Jesus spoke.
On the evening of Friday May 29, Jared Wass gave the first TCP Kick-off Retreat talk. He explains that cities are God's idea, God's invention, and God's intention. The world is moving toward cities and will eventually be God's perfect city, the new Jerusalem. He also discusses what it means to be sent to the city and leaves us with four questions to think about: What about the Twin Cities is good? What about the Twin Cities is corrupted? How can it be reformed/how can we serve the Twin Cities? and Why am I here this summer?