Trusting God, Stepping Out in Faith
"God's faithfulness rocked me. By His will..."
Escaping from the everyday to find peace, purpose, and gain perspective just took on a new look!
This year, we launched our Emerging Leaders Program.
We're excited to welcome six new young professionals to work and minister in our business environment while also developing leadership skills, cultivating their giftings, and deepening their walk with Christ.
Peter is one of our new leaders. He came to faith in Christ the fall of his sophomore year in college. However, he really began pursuing a relationship with Christ the year he was on staff at Eagle Lake. As he learned more about the Emerging Leaders Program, he felt God calling him to take a leap of faith. Three years into his faith, he describes this journey as "one of the most amazing parts of my relationship with Christ; it's been a radical transformation." Over the past year, Peter had been doing a Bible study based on Jerry Bridges’ book, Trusting God. The deeper he got into this study, the more he was convinced that God was calling him to really “live this out.” Depending on God's sovereignty and trusting His leading, Peter stepped out in faith and asked others to join him as he followed God's calling to pursue ministry with Eagle Lake and Glen Eyrie. One aspect of the personal and spiritual development of the Emerging Leaders Program, is to invite others to partner with what God is doing through financial support. God was leading Peter to “trust Him” and depend on others’ support in order to be a part of this program.
“The prospect of fundraising intimidated me – I have little to no Christian community in my hometown to reach out to for support and had only been able to invest in a Christian community at school the year I graduated. How could I raise support knowing only a handful of Christ-loving college students? By God’s grace, I reached 110% of my goal in two and a half months! God’s sovereignty and faithfulness rocked me. By His will, college students are supporting over two-thirds of my fundraising goal, all to glorify Himself! God is radical.”
All six of our current Emerging Leaders have come out of Eagle Lake Camps. It is there they learned the philosophy of a hands-on ministry approach that emphasizes excellence, wholeheartedness, and faithfulness in all areas. As we launch this new program to help develop young leaders, we are excited for more stories like Peter’s, full of God’s faithfulness and radical call to “trust Him.”
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