Last Friday I spent the day with Clint Hill. Clint is the campus minister for the Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, TX, and the director of the Corpus Christi chapter of Christians In Action (CIA) – the campus ministry serving Texas A & M Corpus Christi.
CIA Corpus is the latest CMU ministry plant. They’ve barely gotten started (Clint was hired two months ago), and have already seen six students give their lives to Christ.
Clint had organized a promotional event on campus that coincided with my visit there on Halloween day. The event included one of the CIA members – Darryl – dressing up as that creepy king character (from the Burger King commercials) and offering to have his picture taken with people. Prints were made on sight taking about five minutes to be processed. While students waited on their pictures to print, other CIA members handed them a free Bible and info on upcoming ministry events, and also took time to talk to them and get to know them a bit.
This was a great event! I’m very optimistic about what the future holds for CIA Corpus and the Arlington Heights Church.
Here’s a short YouTube vid:
And here are some pics:
Arlington Heights Church of Christ building
The Arlington Heights Church of Christ is the sponsoring congregation of CIA Corpus.
Clint Hill - CIA Corpus Director
Tawni & Brian getting ready to "head" to campus
Darryl - king for a day
We went from Arlington Heights to the campus ...
... set up our table full of free Bibles and picture printers ...
... and started meeting people.
When “King James” wasn’t getting his picture taken with someone, he was autographing Bibles. That’s an A & M basketball player standing behind him if you couldn’t tell.
CIA members hanging with students
As the crowds grew larger, CIA members worked quickly to get pictures taken, printed, and handed back to students. The five minutes it took for the pictures to finish printing afforded a great opportunity for us to spend time building relationships with the people around us. Many students asked why were giving away free Bibles and pictures with King James, and we told them all about the CIA and why we exist.
Amanda & Zack work the printers ...
... giving students a free memento courtesy of CIA Corpus.
Being Halloween, other interesting characters showed up.
I’ll do another write up on the CMU site when I have some more time later this week. I’d also like to include some stuff there on our other ministry plants.
Anyway, this event in Corpus was a lot of fun and a lot of new contacts were made.
Keep up the good work!