Mission Service Activity of the Month


mom helping boy unload car while moving into college dormitory.

Once again it is time for school bells to start ringing to signify the beginning of a new school year. For those who are entering college for the first time, these days can be scary and the student may be a little apprehensive. This is an awesome time for us to make connections and bring reminders of God’s presence to these first-time college attendees.

Preparations for this activity:

  • Check with the church office for the names of those attending college.
  • Purchase or make small bags to hold items.
  • Prepare Bible verse cards for each item.
  • Purchase items and attach Bible verse card as noted below;
  1. Flashlight: God will help you find your way: Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).
  2. Tape: God sticks with you: It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed (Deut. 31:8-9).
  3. Umbrella or Poncho: God is your protector: You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your Word (Psalm 119:114).
  4. Para cord keychain: God will save you: For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
  5. Hand Sanitizer: God washes your sins away: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
  6. Pencils: God’s Word is written for you: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart (Psalm 40:8). 
  7. Purchase one or both of the following, College 101: A Christian Survival Guide (CPH #124468) or Blessings & Prayers for College Students (CPH #124267).

Take pictures of this activity in progress if doing it as a group project. Get the individuals’ permission to take and share pictures. Submit pictures to share on your district website or newsletter.

Gospel Focus: Direct My Path

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).

Devotion as You Plan

Share this Mustard Seed devotion as you pray for college students, “Comfort from the Psalms:  Finding My Way”. 

Prayer as You Plan and Prepare

O God, source of all knowledge, through Word and Spirit, look with favor on those entering colleges and universities. Bless those who teach and those who learn, that they may apply themselves with ready diligence to Your will and faithfully fulfill their service according to Your plan; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

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