Each year many young Christians leave the comfort and security of their towns, cities, and communities to enter a new world: college. The college campus presents several challenges and obstacles that some young Christians find difficult to navigate. In Christ the Yard, students, ministry leaders, and others will find simple yet practical guides and examples to help them engage the college campus. Taken from the perspective of Greek organizations' intake process, Christ the Yard provides an insightful view into how liberating the life of a Christian can be when engaged like their Greek peers. By the end of this book, each reader will become encouraged to live life to the fullest on the Yard!
""Utilizing the concept of the intake process for fraternal organizations, Marcus Jones sets an amazing foundation for reaching students on the university campus for the sake of Christ. His use of theology in setting the foundation is outstanding and he offers tools that will assist any student or campus minister to 'Walk Out' the initiation process to a successful completion.""
--Donald E. Brewington, University Chaplain, Huston-Tilloston University
Marcus M. Jones is the Wichita Falls Wesley Director, a United Methodist campus ministry to students of Midwestern State University and Vernon College in Wichita Falls, Texas. He has an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a BA from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Marcus and his wife Tiffany live in Wichita Falls with their two sons, Jalen and Ian.