â€œIf the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring successâ€.
– Ecclesiastes 10:10
At Keynote, we have the privilege of creating tools that make the rest of Campus Crusade for Christ more effective. The most recent of those is called MissionHub.
At many campuses, the Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) movement works hard each year to reach the freshman class with the gospel. Every year, freshmen take spiritual interest surveys on paper cards. The staff members collect hundreds of cards and distribute them to the student leaders so they can answer questions the students have about Jesus and invite them to Cru. Invariably, cards end up wedged at the bottom of backpacks, lying on the floor behind dressers, or hidden in trunks of cars. The people who filled out those cards remain unknown, their questions unanswered. No one follows up with them.
Enter MissionHub, an online follow-up system co-developed by people across Campus Crusade for Christ (including here at Keynote), and designed to connect leaders with students who are interested in growing spiritually. With MissionHub, leaders can see how many times and in what way a student has been contacted. It frees them to focus on getting to know students that haven’t yet had their questions answered. It also prevents the awkward “Yes, I know all about Cru; Susie Q talked to me three times about it!” conversations.
This is what a campus ministry leader in New Zealand had to say about MissionHub (he is writing to Keynoteâ€™s director, Chris):
Mission Hub has been awesome! … We have over 3000 contacts on Otago campus alone, that is 15% of the campus population in mission Hub. The benefits of the technology are numerous. they will be become more obvious as we head forward. We look forward to seeing people come to Christ. We have had three students make a decision in the last 24 hours already. Pray for us as we follow up students and share the gospel with them.
lastly thanks Chris for the work you are doing with your team to develop mission Hub. We look forward to helping shape the tool and add appropriate functionality.
Thank you for the part that youâ€™re playing in this effort by praying and giving. Lives are being changed! Please pray that we set the right priorities and develop this tool wisely as it is used within Campus Crusade for Christ and by other churches and ministries around the world.
Please also pray for Lieslâ€™s back, neck and head. Sheâ€™s been experiencing a lot of pain lately. We know that God is with us even in the hard times, but it can be discouraging when physical pain goes on for long periods.
Thank you again for your prayers!