340+ Urbana12 delegates* stated their desire to become more connected with ESN as they offer their advanced studies and possibly even a vocation in higher education to Christ alone.* This is out of and alongside several hundred Urbana12 delegates who were in seminars and had personal conversations with our InterVarsity staff team (complimented by a volunteer faculty team) related to being a Christ follower in higher education.
In Urbana12 follow-up I have been in touch with a number of these delegates to address specific questions which arose before, during, and after Urbana12. Gotta love the technology -- at times I confess that it's hard to get off-line with such an opportunity to serve students making significant missional questions regarding their next steps in higher education! Some have found the resources/connections they're looking for only through ESN. Stay tuned for particular stories/testimonials AND pray for me not only to keep up with the requests, but also in doing such to be able to point Emerging Scholars in the direction of healthy campus and disciplinary resource people/communities. Thank-you for your prayers for, encouragement of, and support of these Kingdom labors. To God be the glory!
*Editorial: Urbana's Enduring Legacy: Changed Lives (Rick Wood. Mission Frontiers. March 01, 2013)
**Pictures posted at here.