In my work with college students with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, I modified the “Lazarus at the Gate” curriculum to be 8 weeks long. The Asian Christian Fellowship at Boston College is using it now, and it’s been a lot of fun. One student felt challenged to not go out to Chinese food every week, when he drops $10. It’s encouraging to hear about other ways students are responding. There are 7 – 8 non-Christians involved also. Three of them approached me after the first session and said, “I’m really excited about this. I think it’ll be really good for me!” I think the more we combine social justice and evangelism, the stronger both will be.
In this blog, one of our major goals is to create a space to hear people’s stories of living simply in order to give more generously. So I was excited to randomly find this video, in which a small group shares their experiences of a Lazarus at the Gate study. I really appreciate the way they took the time to share their testimonies and reflections.