We will be helping to lead a new initiative at Weimar Institute entitled TCI, which is an acronym for Total Campus Involvement. Every Wednesday the students and teachers will not have normal classes but will engage in community outreach. The goal is to have everyone on campus engaged in some form of evangelism during the time period.

We will be utilizing Christ Method of Evangelism in a multi-faceted outreach program to engage the community by ministering to their felt needs, sympathize with them, minister to their needs, win their confidence and then bid them follow us as we follow Christ.

Our slogan is “The goal is the soul.”

The initiative will launch August 6 with a visit from Elder Ted Wilson to promote the plan.

This is an inspired plan:

It is necessary to their complete education that students be given time to do missionary work—time to become acquainted with the spiritual needs of the families in the community around them. They should not be so loaded down with studies that they have no time to use the knowledge they have acquired. They should be encouraged to make earnest missionary effort for those in error, becoming acquainted with them, and taking to them the truth. — {CT 545.3}

Wherever possible, students should, during the school year, engage in city mission work. They should do missionary work in the surrounding towns and villages. They can form themselves into bands to do Christian help work. Students should take a broad view of their present obligations to God. They are not to look forward to a time, after the school term closes, when they will do some large work for God, but should study how, during their student life, to yoke up with Christ in unselfish service for others.— {CT 547.2}

Please keep this endeavor in your prayers as it is groundbreaking and could be a springboard to have other institutions engage in a similar work.


Narlon Edwards