Recently I moved to Greenwich, CT from Springfield, MO to start a College-Age Ministry at Harvest Time Church. The past few weeks have been crazy. I traveled across country, then halfway around the world with my boss, then I moved into an apartment, all while writing and developing stuff for this ministry I am creating ex nihilo. This is my reveal. It isn’t official. This isn’t like a junior high Facebook official romance. This is my heart and my passion for those in transition. It is to reach a demographic that has been overlooked for too long. Introducing: The Abstract.
The Abstract College-Age Ministry:
John 14:6 – “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.’”
Too often the world tries to put God in a box. “The Abstract” is about coloring outside the lines. It is about taking a journey in discovering what “truth” really is. It is about teaching rather than telling, listening rather than talking, and experiencing rather than spectating. “The Abstract” is about finding the Constant in an ever-changing world.
The mission is three-fold yet inter-connected.
1) Be Abstract: This is the process of pursuing the Truth, that is, Jesus Christ.
2) Live Abstract: This is the process of allowing God to transform your inner character.
3) Act Abstract: This is the process of allowing God to transform the expressions and actions in your every day life.
Amidst the impressionist era there was an artist named Georges Seurat. His art was unlike any of his contemporaries. All of his paintings were done completely with dots. This type of art is called “pointillism.” If one stared at his paintings up close, it would appear to only be polka dots. But it isn’t until one takes a step back that they see the full canvas, and the full beauty of the painting is seen.
Many times in life it seems like the world is crashing down around us. It isn’t until later when we take a step back and see the big picture that we understand the purpose of all the events of the past. The Abstract is meant to help college students at their spot in life to take a step back and see the big picture of Salvation History and their place within the story.
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5 thoughts on “Becoming The Abstract: The Start of a Beautiful Journey.”
Brilliant, Bobby! You’re going to do so well. I’m praying for you 🙂 Also, I love that you know who Georges Seuart is!
I wrote on this before… haha! I might have borrowed some things from previous posts. https://boberthill.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/pointillism-picture-perseverance/
Surprisingly I have not read ALL of your posts 😉 Way to keep things fresh, bobs! Hehe…
“It is about teaching rather than telling, listening rather than talking, and experiencing rather than spectating.”
Awesome! I might have to use this for my youth group. Praying for your new ministry. Sounds like a perfect place for you.
Thanks, Kevin! I really hope things work out too! So far, a lot of what I have been doing has been in my mind, and now I am starting to flesh things out. It is daunting and exciting, but I will make sure to keep you afresh with how things are going! I hope things are going well with you and the wife at ETAG. I miss you guys! How are things going there?