Building the Emerging Scholars Network

Posted by tom | Nov 21, 2013

The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Facebook Wall reached 1500 "likes" on September 4. Now we're at 1,633.

As I shared on September 5:

Wow! Humbling. I remember when I found it hard to believe we had reached several hundred, let alone 1000. Pray for God's discernment in how to best serve the Kingdom of God through this resource page in relationship to other media (both internal and external to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Emerging Scholars Network). As you have recommendations (or desire to join the team in some manner), please do not hesitate to let me know by emailing me here. . . .

AND it's not just the FB Wall which is growing, below is an example of the interest expressed to me by several of our Emerging Scholars (crossing over 4,000 in 2013):

I read with regularity the ESN blog and the materials that you publish on Facebook. I noticed the other day that you had a post on writing for the ESN blog and I read your links and I would like to pursue that as a possibility.

In the coming weeks this PhD student will post on his personal life as an Emerging Scholar, books which he's found of particular benefit, and several topics of significant concern in higher ed. I have the first series in the editing process. In another sphere: just over the course of the past several days I've received an invitation for ESN to explore co-sponsoring a conference. The conference is across the nation from where I live -- this would be a big next step as we begin the process of developing local hubs of events/activities. More tba.

As the Lord leads you to financially support the encouraging and equipping of the next generation of Christian scholars offered through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Emerging Scholars Network, I ask to prayerfully considering giving a year end gift toward my funding (click here) and/or that of the Emerging Scholars Network (click here). Furthermore, please contact me if you desire to learn more and become more involved with blessing Emerging Scholars (locally and/or nationally). Yes, I have lots of opportunities/ideas :)

Living in the reality that God provides through the people of God not only as we finish this year, but also as we step into 2014. . . .

To God be the glory!

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