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“Non-students are no longer allowed on campus.”

They were the words no campus minister ever wants to hear. And April Foat, ministering at Carroll University in Wisconsin, and Alex Holle, serving at both Carroll and Carthage College, found out about this new policy just before the start of the spring semester.

Together with their student leaders, April and Alex had to scramble to rethink their ministry plans. Alex shared that they had already been thinking of having more student-centered large groups. But to have to shift chapter events to be completely student-led wasn’t exactly what they had in mind.

Still trusting in God’s timing and plan, student leaders worked hard creating welcoming spaces for other students to let them know that they weren’t alone on campus. Alex did as much as he could to help behind the scenes and watched the events online—all the while succumbing to a serious case of FOMO.

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