Meet the Residents: Arthur Phillips
Centerpoint is happy to host four Generation LINK residents who will spend this year with us learning, serving and growing together. Each month we will highlight one of them for you to get to know a little better.
This month we hear from Arthur Phillips, who got connected to Centerpoint in college and is excited to serve as a resident this year.
Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Arthur Phillips. I graduated from College of Charleston in May 2016 with a degree in philosophy. Most of my family is from California but I moved to South Carolina when I was two and grew up in Mt. Pleasant.
How and why did you get connected to the residency program?
Last year, Pastor Steve Lindenmeyer and I met up regularly to talk about life. I told him about the direction that I was hoping to take after graduation and he presented the opportunity to serve as a resident this fall. I was also offered the opportunity to serve with BCM and we were able to work it out where I am able to serve as a Generation LINK resident whil also serving college students through BCM.
How will you be serving this year?
Most of my time is spent meeting with students, facilitating BCM small groups and helping run the BCM weekly meetings. I'm also able to attend Centerpoint staff meetings, learning all I can from the church leaders and staff. On Sunday mornings, I rotate between teaching the elementary kids class, assisting the Centerpoint Kids coordinator, running sound, and cooking awesome breakfast casseroles for our students.
What are you hoping to learn this year?
This year I am hoping to learn about my gifts and grow in my faith. I'm so grateful to be serving with a team with such varied gifts and personalities, all with much more experience than I have. Having them help shape me into the man of God I desire to become has been a pleasure and I look forward to what the Lord has in store for the next several months.
How can we pray for you?
My biggest prayer is always that I'm able to put the Most High in His rightful position as most high in my life. So pray that Matthew 6:33 is a reality for me: "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and [all things you need] will be added to you." Also, please pray for me to be able to encourage others to "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8). I want to be able to reach people with the gospel and desire to see lives transformed and burdens lifted. I know that our God is one of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:20) and that when we see Him as He is, we become more like Him (1 John 3:2); so that is my prayer for the students that I'm able to reach. Finally, pray for God's direction for my life after this year.