I have had the honor of serving the Houston Baptist Chapter for a year now and have seen them grow in a number of ways. As a resident of Houston myself, I have been able to drop in on the guys a number of times this semester. Sharing life with these men at HBU has been rich. They truly are a band of brothers that desires above all else to glorify the Lord. I have seen their struggles and their triumphs and I can honestly say they’re willing to continue to spur each other on towards Christ no matter what comes their direction.
It’s exciting to see the men make so many improvements to their chapter meetings. They’ve upped their class, upped their professionalism and upped their efficiency this semester. I believe the members have appreciated and responded well to these positive improvements.
One of the many benefits of living in the same city as the chapter I am advising is the ability to drop by more frequently and get a chance to be involved in the significant events of the semester. Having the opportunity to address the men on multiple occasions is a definite perk and monumental blessing.
If you look closely you’ll notice that each man is linked at the elbow with his brother to the left and to the right. I literally had them sit like this and remain linked together during my entire message as a reminder that they are all in this together as one brotherhood striving after Christ and doing the work that the Lord calls them to. It was an experience they will not soon forget.
During this specific chapter meeting I shared the limited wisdom that I have regarding priorities. My goal was to share with them a few of personal experiences of losing track of my priorities and offering up insights as they relate to priorities within BYX, college, and life after college. The central verse I used was Romans 12:2.
Worshipping with your brothers. It doesn’t get much better than this, now does it? At HBU there are many different talents and it’s exciting and refreshing to see how God has gifted these guys in unique ways within the realm of music and beyond.
Look at the joy and excitement in these guy’s faces as they get meet Houston Texans’ quarterback Case Keenum after he spoke on campus.
Here are the men of HBU BYX on a charter bus headed out to an all chapter retreat. Aren’t BYX retreats top notch? They had the opportunity to unplug from the distractions of technology, the demands of a college student and truly dwell in unity for the entire weekend. These men shared life together in an authentic way through cell group break out sessions, testimony sharing, devotionals, prayer and worship.
Events like this paint was give all those that don’t go to HBU an accurate picture of how epic their mixers with on campus sororities are. It’s so cool to see the guys be a light on campus due to the way they serve ladies and women of God. Doesn’t hurt having a little fun in the process either.