had a vision from the Lord," said Matt McCabe, a Wayland sophomore. "Not
just me, but Zach Greer, Donny, Dr. Meeks…a lot of people."
The vision McCabe was referring to is the brand-new group called "Taking
Over Plainview for Jesus Christ".
It was started near the end of last semester after several men on campus
voiced their conviction that something needed to be done to bring the
people of Wayland, and ultimately of Plainview, together for Christ. The
group will initially target only men, but eventually women will join as
The group plans to use various types of evangelism, as well as service
and other projects, in conjunction with local churches and community resources
to reach people. One key goal for the men will be to build unity amongst
all the guys on campus.
"Through the semester God had just laid on my heart about unity, and took
me to Romans 12 where it talks about the different functions of the body,
and how much we tear each other up all the time," Zach Greer said. "Especially
Christian guys are the first ones to really knock each other down. So
the whole semester God had just laid it on my heart that we needed unity,
but I didn't really know how. Then, Matt came and spread it around, and
it just took off from there."
While the group is still largely in the developmental stage, news is spreading
fast. "Taking Over Plainview" has had several meetings so far, and has
had an attendance of around 30 to 40 people. The men encourage people
to get involved, and hope to spread the word more in the future through
the use of Wayland's radio station. The group is also considering doing
For more information, contact the BSM at 291-3595.