Student Fall Conference focuses on ‘The Main Thing’

Campus ministry at a community college requires “starting all over again every year.”

Brian and Abby Howe lead the Southern Baptist ministry at Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan. They gather students in small-group Bible studies. Recreational activities are an important part of their ministry since the campus is located in a rural setting just north of Great Bend. Some of the students don’t have cars so it is hard for them to leave campus.

The Howes brought four students to the Fall Conference, the annual KNCSB retreat for college students and other young adults. It was held Sept. 23-25 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan., and drew about 500 people.

The conference theme was “The Main Thing.” Guest speaker Dave Mitchell challenged students to make Jesus Christ their “Main Thing” and develop fully devoted followers of Christ. Mitchell is pastor of West Ridge Community Church, Wichita, Kan.

Testimonies from young adults in the work force helped conference participants get a vision for how they can serve in their jobs after they graduate. Break-out sessions helped equip students to respond to tough issues in today’s society.

Fall Conference participants also learned about Project Impact, a summer discipleship program for college men and women. Project Impact works in Denver and Lawrence, Kan., in partnership with Rock Hill Church. Find more information