“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.” // Acts 4:32
A couple of years ago, I was a lot like you: excited, nervous, possibly a little dazed and confused. Getting ready to start my freshman year of college, I didn’t know what to expect. I was plagued with questions. What are the classes going to be like? How much homework will I have? What’s the food like (let’s be real, this one is very important)? But honestly, none of these questions were really the most important thing on my mind. The one big question I was asking, and I think most people are asking coming into college, was this: who are my friends going to be and who am I going to spend my time with?
Being from Columbus, Ohio, I didn’t exactly know all that many people (read: not a soul) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before I got here, so making friends and finding a community was a little nerve-racking. Wanting to find a solid Christian community, however, I signed up for a few BCM events such as class tours, Survival, and the Back to School Retreat. I met one of my best friends in the world on my class tour. Survival was a whirlwind of meeting people and finding out just what this BCM was about. And that first Back to School Retreat was where I made lifelong friends who I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’ve found people to laugh with in the highs of college life, and people to cry alongside when things got hard. It wasn’t just the BCM that gave me people to connect with; I was also able to find a church here in town (Alberta Baptist) that’s given me more friends and people I know will always be there for me.
Now the crazy thing about all these people the is that there are pretty much two things that we have in common. One is that we are college students. But within that category you have a remarkably diverse set of majors, backgrounds, hometowns, and basic likes and dislikes. So, what really binds us together? Well, like the early church in Acts 4:32, we, as believers in Christ, are able to be “of one heart and soul” and understand that, in Christ, we have “everything in common” because Christ is what matters most in our lives. This is how, whether it be just as a group grabbing lunch or serving our campus, we can do things united and as a big group of best friends.
Logan Jordan // @lojo97
Junior // Computer Science
Grove City, OH