February is the final month you can submit your Annual Church Profile for inclusion in the final report. We encourage you to visit the link and complete your ACP today. Data collected will be used to assist churches to more effectively reach their communities. Information gathered is not sold or used commercially by any organization. We use the data to gauge our ministry impact across Utah and Idaho. It is important to include your church’s data to have an accurate picture of our ministry context. Thank you for taking 10-15 minutes to complete this report for your church.
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Morgan Brendle, our Campus Minister serving the Treasure Valley, is sharing this collegiate spotlight this month. For more information about the work she does in Idaho, visit www.foundationcm.org
Boise, ID – Now that the Christmas joy of spending time with the family in Oklahoma as refreshed my soul, we are ready for a great year serving students at campuses across the Treasure Valley. We ended the semester with a Christmas carol night at College of Western Idaho and an intense gingerbread house decorating contest. After finals finished, a group of student met to help plan out the spring 2024 semester. My heart is so excited to hear where they want to focus and new areas they want to grow in or put themselves out of their comfort zone. Areas of focus include fun community building (a must in college), but where things changed was the inclusion of training. They all planed to spend an extra day a month to learn more about ways to share their faith, staying in hard conversations, to practice ways to bring their faith into these topics, and where they wanted FCM Bible study nights to go. These are 19-23 year old kids with many other options on how to spend their time, But this is what they did on a Monday afternoon in a McDonalds lobby on their Christmas break. I am so inspired by their motivation and passion for the gospel. Continue to pray for their boldness on campus, time management, priorities, and relationships as they prepare to take on the next semester. I am praying God-sized dreams for these students.
As Christmas has passed and the new year is upon us, I pray you are seeing the love of God in your life and have opportunities to share it with those around you in 2024.
As always, I’ll be excited to share what God is doing in the lives of FCM students and join you in praying for the college campus. Thank you for being part of all the God stories from 2023.
Lastly, if you would like to give financially to Foundation College Ministry to support the work we do to serve BSU, CWI, and NWNU here in the Treasure Valley, please visit our giving page at www.foundationcm.org/give – Thank you. – Moran Brendle, FCM Director
God is doing great things on campuses across the two states of Utah and Idaho. This is just a small portion of what your State Missions Offering supports. 100% of our UISBC College Ministry work is funded by the York-Dillman State Missions Offering. To give to that offering, visit www.uisbc.org/give
Morgan Brendle and her family wish you the merriest of Christmas and Happy New Year
Draper, UT – Everyone has a story. So does every church. Within those stories are triumphs when a new ministry is birthed, grief over family tragedy, laughter over something said by a kid to a ministry volunteer, and stories of families transformed by the simple message of the gospel. Stories tell our history, and this year, the State Missions Offering is highlighting stories of churches and associations that have utilized resources from past mission funds to impact their communities with the gospel. The week of prayer shares eight days of stories focusing on just a few of the ways your Utah Idaho State Mission dollars have been used in just the last twelve months. And these stories continue to be written.
Our goal is help churches across Idaho and Utah to know how your funds are being used across our convention. When you know what you are giving to, it is easier to ask your congregations to help us reach our $90,000 goal for 2023. 100% of the money you give through the State Missions Offering stays in Utah and Idaho to be given back through Disaster Relief, Collegiate Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Special projects, direct church requests for funding, missions efforts both locally and nationally, local church planting expenses, and helping churches do what they may not be able to do by themselves.
We would encourage you to visit https://uisbc.org/smo for more information about where your State Mission Offering funds are going and how you can be a part of this vital mission effort. We have bulletin inserts your church can order and distribute, as well as downloadable media files that will help you promote the State Missions Offering throughout the year. Thank you for giving and supporting our local mission priorities.