When Erin and I pioneered Collision as a ministry in 2008, we knew the call God gave us but had no idea what we were doing. We walked into something that we’d never experienced before. In the first year, God broke down the preconceived notions, ideas and any pride we had in ministry.
This ministry was built out of a desire to see a community live out their faith in a culture that discounts the college and twentysomething generation. In 5 years, we experienced joy in seeing people find their identity in Christ. We stood as a community during times of loss and times of excitement. We saw God bring together couples as they moved into the covenant of marriage. We celebrated with people as they graduated college or moved forward in their career. The one thing that remained year after year was that everything has a season.
Today we celebrate what God has done in and through this ministry. The investment of every person who took part in Collision, made this community what it was. Collision was never about a building, a name or a night of the week. It’s always been about the people connecting with God in a way that would leave their life forever changed.
Our family and the way that we live has been forever altered because of these last 5 years. Erin and I are excited about the new season that our family is moving into. Our hearts are extremely heavy as this season of life comes to a close. The relationships that have meant so much don’t end because the season changes. It just means that we get to rejoice with each other in what God has for the future.
When we have a collision with the Creator of the Universe, our lives don’t remain the same (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). We have been changed and transformed by grace that we don’t deserve (Ephesians 2:3-5). We’ve been entrusted with a gift that the world needs so badly (1 Thessalonians 2:4). We can’t forget that we are a vital part of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-30). We are Collision!