This past week the alumni of the first three IMPACT 360 classes
gathered together for a time of fun, encouragement, and learning—-aka
reunion! Reuniting with fellow IMPACT 360 graduates is always
spiritually and intellectually refreshing. I find that each graduate
challenges me in my walk with Christ by asking the right questions and
helping me discover new things about God and how he is working in the
world around me. I am reminded of Hebrews 10:23-25 “Let us hold
unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and
good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the
habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as
you see the day approaching.” Every time I meet with these people I am
encouraged toward love and good deeds.

The 2009 Reunion was filled with a number of exciting events. We
enjoyed Christy Pritchard, our guest speaker, helped us understand
what it means to engage our campus this fall as well as providing
practical ways to apply it. The staff served us five different types
of home made ice cream to go along with our intramural tournament of
ultimate frisbee, catchphrase, and beach-style volleyball. A crucial
portion of the week was devoted to shaping the alumni government. The
alumni government has been created to help alumni continue to serve
(one another, upcoming classes, and IMPACT 360 as a whole), hold each
other accountable, offer encouragement to one another, and to aid in
the continual learning of IMPACT 360 graduates after they’ve finished
the program. I am excited to see how God will use the alumni
government as the alumni body continues to grow.

Each time I have the opportunity to visit campus and my IMPACT 360
family I am enormously blessed. I thank God for leading me to IMPACT
360, not just because of the things I learned, but because of the
people I have come to admire and love. This family has taught me to
seek to foster Christian community at The King’s College this fall.
And, because of the alumni, I know this can only happen with Christ as
the cornerstone.