By Mark Vance, TSC Director
The Spring Semester at Salt Company has been fruitful and full of students coming to new life in Christ. On February 28-March 2, we had nearly 700 students attend our annual Spring Retreat at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. Pastor Steve DeWitt taught on the Supremacy of Jesus Christ and focused our hearts on the grand narrative of the Scriptures.
Students were challenged to submit their life to God’s plan to make them more like Jesus. In the two weeks following that retreat, our Salt Company staff spoke with over 15 students who had given their life to Christ. Many of those who have made the decision to follow Christ for the first time come for non-churched backgrounds. Their conversion was a direct result of the faithful work of Salt Company student leaders who befriended them and have faithfully shared the Gospel with them.
By Jenn Lee, TSC Coordinator
One of the main focuses of the spring semester within Salt Company is the student leadership team. As student leaders graduate, consider whether or not to do Salt leadership again, or contemplate serving in another area of ministry, this point in the school year provides Salt staff the opportunity to personally shepherd the young men and women whom much of the ministry is entrusted to. So, while it is a busy time of year, it is also really fun.
In addition to encouraging, correcting, and challenging current student leaders, this time of year also presents the chance to expand the leadership team. Our vision for Iowa State’s campus is that Salt would reach more people than ever with the gospel. We want to do that through getting more Salt students and student leaders into dorms and apartments across Ames each week to seek God, and get into the Scripture together. Specifically, we are praying that God would provide 315 student leaders for the upcoming school year.
As we delve headfirst into the leadership application/interview process throughout all of the month of April, we anticipate that God will continue to do many great things, both in and through all of our student leaders!