Campus Awakening isn’t simply a course or a curriculum, but there are number of areas that we would consider foundational for anyone to grasp as they seek to be faithful representatives of Jesus on campus. The themes all revolve around our identity as God’s kids and of the ever-increasing revelation of his kingdom on earth, and form the backbone for the equipping content covered in our Hubs. Over the coming months, we will be featuring these topics online in a variety of ways and, in casting the spotlight on them one-by-one, hope to reaffirm their value in your own life and also equip and inspire you to be active in them every day.
We start with one of the most astounding aspects of our faith: hearing God’s voice.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
– John 10:27
Put simply, relationships don’t exist without communication. If it’s true, as J.I. Packer says, that the highest point of the gospel is our adoption into God’s family, then it must also follow that our relationship with our heavenly Father is a two-way street and that we can hear God as much as he can hear us. Not only does hearing the voice of God speak to our true identity as his children, it should also be one of the hallmarks of our missional activity. When we share what God is saying with others, it allows us to introduce people to a God who knows about them, cares about them, and loves them completely. Communicating the heart of God, particularly those specific words for specific people at specific times, is a gift that we can all all grow in and is one that will increase our effectiveness as Christ’s ambassadors.
So throughout January we will be bringing you a wealth of content to encourage you on your own journey with hearing God’s voice as well as expanding your horizons for the prophetic beyond just a word or picture at the end of a ministry time. Look out for insights and encouragements from experts such as Shawn Bolz and Julian Adams, testimonies from people who are actively listening to God for others in their secular contexts, as well as articles and talks that will inspire and equip you.
Let’s start 2018 with a fresh hunger to tune into a God who is constantly speaking to us.