INTERSECT collegiate leaders retreat

Afshin Ziafat speaks to collegiate and young adult leaders at the INTERSECT Conference.

Afshin Ziafat challenged collegiate leaders to pursue Christ in every aspect of their lives during the INTERSECT collegiate leaders retreat Jan. 14-16 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. More than 400 collegiate and young adult ministry leaders gathered at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention event to plan and prepare for 2010 and beyond. The attendees were given leadership development sessions with Aubrey Malphurs and spiritual challenges from Ziafat.

Lance Crowell director of collegiate and young adult ministries said, “It was a great success. We want to connect and build with this first INTERSECT and I believe we really were able to help our leaders. Our events are geared to be catalytic, in the sense that we want this to stir some things up in these leaders and focus them in a direction for 2010 and beyond.” Crowell also said “there is such a need for reaching young adults for the gospel across the state with over 1.3 million college students in Texas alone. This is one small step in developing leaders to make a real difference with collegiate and young adults in Texas.”

During the event the young adult leadership took up an offering to help with the tragedy in Haiti, raising nearly $2,100 to benefit the work with which the SBC and the SBTC are helping.

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