The Adopt A Student Ministry at Lincoln Avenue seeks to connect college students with families within our church for mutual encouragement and disciple making. We understand that college students living away from home may need that extra encouragement and support. We love connecting with these students and helping them feel like a part of our church family!
Adoptive Families, or Host Families, agree to "adopt" two or three college students for the course of an academic year. Adoptive Families are encouraged to do several things to minister to the students they have adopted:
- Invite them to share a meal together at least once a month, whether that is home cooked or out to eat.
- Regularly encourage them with small notes of appreciation, care packages during finals, attending their academic or athletic events, and inviting them to spend time doing fun activities together.
- Reach out and invite these students over for holidays that they may not be able to travel home for.
- Invite their students to church activities and participate with them in those activities.
Adopted Students get the benefit of having a second family here at Lincoln Avenue that pours into them throughout the year. The goal is for these students to be encouraged and ministered to as they go through this season of life.
We love our adopted students!