Hello World!

Welcome to the first ever Saint Paul’s Outreach Ohio official blog post!  As we enter Advent and a new liturgical year, we are so excited to share with you what SPO has been up to since school began in the last liturgical year!  And, now that we have this awesome blog page, we plan on keeping you updated regularly so that you aren’t left to wonder things like,“What does SPO do while the students are on Winter break?” or “Doesn’t SPO have some sort of retreat coming up?  I wonder how that is going…” or even “Is SPO reaching anybody on campus this year?” These are all great questions, and ones that our full-time staff is asked regularly.I would like to focus on that last question here, “Is SPO reaching anybody on campus this year?” The answer is simple:YES! Aside from our 2 booming households on OSU’s campus (2 more students are actively discerning Household life for Spring Semester!), and our formation program filled with committed young adults seeking to grow in their faith through regular teaching, regular accountability through a small group and mentor, and regular prayer, Saint Paul’s Outreach is reaching out to students at our Men’s and Women’s Nights and our awesome One Gospel events.  (Our last One Gospel had over 100 college students in attendance!)  And the thing is, SPO isn’t just reaching anybody.  Saint Paul’s Outreach is forming and supporting the next generation of Church leaders – those young people who recently left the safety of their parent’s homes to branch out on their own into the world.

Ohio State involvement fair 2010

Ohio State involvement fair 2010

So yes, Saint Paul’s Outreach is reaching college students where they are at and bringing them into a mature life of Christian discipleship.  And yes, this is where you get to hear about the great work that the Lord is doing in the lives of those students!  So please check back for weekly updates that are enlightening, encouraging and resourceful.  And feel free to let us know what you think by posting your comments below or emailing ohio@spoweb.org.  Thank you and may God bless you!