Monday, 19 October 2009

Back at work after a great weekend!

I'm now back at work after an amazing weekend in brum seeing lots of friends. I loved seeing people and there were definatelty times when it didn't feel like I'd been away for two months! A nice bonus to seeing friends was Jenson Button finally becoming F1 world Champion!

Last week was ok. Had to do my first study response which was less fun but I'm still loving being a Relay worker. It was good to see people at our team day the other week. The main CU meetings on Thursday night are still going well and numbers are still good which is really encouraging. Had our first book club meeting on friday which was pretty good. We had 2 students come in addition to me and the 2 girls organising it.

This week I'm hopefully starting my first proper one-to-one with one of the girls. Just need to finalise time and place! Should be good. Also need to figure out who else to do a one-to-one with. All the usual stuff happening this week plus at TEAM this week I've got to do a five min mini talk thingy explaining a passage in Ephesians so need to actually do that before Wednesday! Got my first SLOBS (Small group Leaders Own Bible Study) this week too. This is helping the two small group leaders prepare for the small group they'll be leading on Wednesday lunchtimes I think.

Since the last time I posted I've made up my mind about church, which I'm pleased about.
My new church is similar in style to my church in brum but a bit smaller so there are less students there and at the moment I think all the students are Cambridge rather than ARU students. Looking forward to sticking around and getting to know people there. Need to get my act together and sign up for a cluster/small group though!

Monday, 5 October 2009

First month of Relay done

Can't believe my first month of Relay is well and truely over! I sent my first monthly report off this morning. For those of you reading this who aren't ex or current Relay workers its basically a review of what I've been doing with my time, how study is going, my finances and what I'm planning to do in the next month. International cafe went quite well and I'm going back tonight. There were quite a lot of people there which was good to see. CU last week was good. Was great to see lots of people there again. Thursday CU meetings are definately one of my favourite times of the week.

Didn't do much at the weekend. Still slightly odd that I don't need to feel guilty for not doing much on Saturdays! I also still haven't made up my mind about Church. There are a lot of good churches in Cambridge which doesn't really make the decision any easier! Need to make a decision and stick to it soon though.

The elective section of my study is now sorted. On Wednesdays I'll be doing a course called TEAM which stands for Training for East Anglia Ministry. I think the easiest way to explain it is by quoting from the website! 'TEAM is a one-year, one-day-a-week course focusing on learning to understand and apply the Bible, both to our own lives and to contemporary culture, in order to teach it effectively to others.'

This week I've got another team day to go to on Friday. Should be good to see the other East Central Staff and Relay workers. Other than that its TEAM and all the usual CU meetings and study and working out who to do one to ones with. It's the first book club meeting on Friday but I wont be able to go because of my team day. I'm hoping and praying it goes well and lots of people go. That'll do for now, mostly because I'm not sure what else to say and have had enough of writing for now!