What does Gary do in the summer when students are away?
July 22, 2019 | Gary Knighton
So many ask what do I do in the summers as a collegiate missionary, and the answer to that question is three-fold.

One of the most important things I do in the summer as a college missionary is fundraising. Working full-time on-campus sphere heading the ministry cost money, especially here in Connecticut. Connecticut is one of the most expensive places to live and do ministry, but it is in desperate need of the gospel, so we stay. The University graciously provides a place for us on campus, but we do not receive any financial support for hours worked or programming. We would not be here if not for the financial support of believers like you from all over the country.

The second is attend summer orientation events. I get to meet incoming first-year students and their parents before the fall semester starts. There is so much value in attending these events that I do everything I can to make sure that I am there.

( Check out my latest podcast on my TOP 5 Reasons for Attending Summer Orientation Events at the University of Hartford. It is launches this Thursday July 25th, check out my other content while you wait.)
The last thing is Fall planning. This includes planning liftoff events, services, outreach strategies, preaching schedules and entering dates in the our campus system for events. The 16 weeks we get to do ministry, goes by so fast, so thorough planning in the summers makes everything easier and give us more time to spend doing ministry.
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