Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Call to be Nehemiah

I became a Christian in junior high. It was a sincere and heart felt decision. I am grateful to the youth group leaders.

I became more fully grounded (Are we ever fully done growing?) during my college years when I got involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. College is a time when every student is bombarded with new freedoms, new ways of looking at things, new responsibilities.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), Navigators, Campus Crusade, and a host of other organizations are on campus to help students navigate unfamiliar waters and consistently point to God.

In one week, the Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing arguments and making a ruling that may forever change the face of campus ministry. I got the following information from my friend Sandy's prayer letter. If you want these organizations to still be there for your sons and daughters, will you pray that God would lead the justices of our nations highest court to look favorably on His servants? Will you pray like Nehemiah did?

On April 19, 2010, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are scheduled to hear arguments in the case of the Christian Legal Society v Martinez. InterVaristy is among a large number of organizations who have filed 34 amicus (friend of the court) briefs in this case. The justices decision will have a major impact on campus ministyr.

The ruling in this case will impact every chapter of CLS, every chapter of InterVarsity, and every other Christian campus ministry. That's why 17 other organizations adn 13 state attorney generals have urged the justices to make a ruling that protects the rights of religious groups to set their own member ship and leadership requirements. The ruling will either allow these groups to operate the same as all other campus organizations, or it will allow state colleges and universities to deny recognition to Christian groups on their campuses. We covet your prayer. Further information can be found at www.intervarsity.org/news/campus-faith-freedom-alert or click here.


Thanks for praying!




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3 comments:

patti said...

Dear Amy, I am so glad you shared this and will forward it to my pastors and other youth group leaders.

Thank you ever so much for keeping me informed.

I would love to become bloggites with you!
Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Katie said...

Are the students being forced to participate in campus ministries? If not then I don't understand how it can be legal to forbid the ministry to exist. Maybe I'm just a naive student heavily involved in campus ministries at her Baptist college.

<>< Katie

Katie said...

I think people just want to pick fights with Christians because the same thing could be argued with any organization. It breaks my heart to hear things like this are happening, however. I'll definitely be in prayer for them.

Thanks for clarifying!
<>< Katie