Visiting Another Campus?
A few weeks ago Dr. Fritz Schaefer, director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia, wrote me an email telling me that our local department of chemistry had invited him to do a three day symposium as a guest lecturer. He was wondering if I might be interested in him speaking during one of his free evenings on campus. Of course, I said yes!
We were able to reserve a room and schedule a talk, "The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God." He is speaking tonight! Please pray for his time.
This incident reminded me of the tremendous opportunity that exists for faculty members when they travel to other campuses. Traveling to deliver a paper, consulting with colleagues, academic conferences, doing reviews of academic programs, accreditation teams, or just visiting the Alma mater - all offer opportunities to multiply your time for God's glory.
What are some of these opportunities?
The key to taking advantage of your trip is to make contact with Christians on the campus you are visiting as much in advance as possible. If you can give them a few weeks notice, they may be able to help set you up with some opportunities. How do you make these connections? It's easy. Just contact your local CLM representative or give our National Office a call at (972) 713-7130. We'll be happy to help.
If we don't know of any fellowship on campus, maybe you can uncover someone during your visit that could help start one! Who knows how God can use you as you make yourself available. When is your next trip scheduled?
Action Point: Plan ahead to make contact on another campus you may be traveling to.
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