Campus Ministry's annual 2017 report
Discernment. That’s been our watchword for 2017 at Rockwell House. A stretch of exciting “could we do this?” “what if we did that?” questions led us to realize in the spring semester that it was time for Rockwell House to ask one big question first: What is God calling us to do and be together in the next several years?
So in the midst of a busy spring semester that included a 20th birthday party for the ministry, partnering with Magdalene St. Louis to sell Bravely products on the Washington University campus, and a trip to Baton Rouge to help with flood recovery, our community declared the 2017-2018 school year to be a Year of Discernment.
We’ve been blessed this fall with continued growth in membership to broaden and deepen this work of discernment. (Twenty-three students showed up for Bishop Smith’s visitation on 10/22, including two who were received into the Episcopal Church!) An inventory of our core values has led us to name compassion, justice, and love as our top three; a training in unconscious bias has helped us wonder how we can best see and hear the fullness of how God is moving in our community. As we work now to flesh out what a community of compassion, justice, and love will look like in action, we look forward to discovering more about what God is making of us now and next.
Submitted by the Rev. Beth Scriven
Chaplain, Rockwell House