Students at the University of St. Thomas have taken up leadership and have rolled out a new outreach event on Tuesday nights called “Ask.It.”
It all started when the students and staff went out on campus to ask the average Tommie (St. Thomas student) what the meaning of life is. We started to realize that many students did not know how to answer this question; there is a lack of deep conversation going on. SPO Student Missionaries decided to create an opportunity to have conversations with their friends and classmates that address these big questions. Some of the topics that we have explored already are desire, identity, and excellence.
We invite students into more than a conversation; we invite them into a community by drawing them in with a meal. We want to bring our Household dinner environment onto campus. Students are both planning and executing by posing these questions and piquing curiosity with personal sharing. We have even had a few students join in on our Tuesday nights just from being in the right place at the right time. Big questions cannot be answered easily, but our hope is that the desire to know truth will linger in the students’ minds and continue to draw them to our events, eventually integrating into our community.