Letter To Prospective College Students
Dear Future UNA Students & Parents,
This is an exciting time in your life. The college years can be some of the best years that you will ever experience. However, they can also be somewhat challenging. We know that during a young person’s college years, their faith can be truly tested. That is why it is important for young Christians to have a strong spiritual family close by who will provide encouragement, wisdom, and strong teaching from God’s word. The Christians that meet at Helton Drive are dedicated to being that strong spiritual family.
Our meeting place is approximately two miles from the University of North Alabama campus. It is our desire to provide you with a family of believing Christians who are loving, caring, and who want to help you go to Heaven. Faithful and qualified men serve as shepherds of the congregation, and we will not let you “fall through the cracks.” Young men will be provided with opportunities to serve in our public assemblies. Both young men and young women will be given opportunities to participate in the spiritual work that we do together. We will not consider you as “just another college student.” But, should you identify as a member of the Helton Drive church, you will be considered a valuable part of our family.
Our evangelist, Wiley Deason, coordinates a Bible study on the UNA campus every Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. This fall semester, the theme of that study is entitled, “I Am In Need.” Various preachers from the area will be assisting Wiley with this study. We would love for you to make it a part of your week.
There are a few faithful congregations in the area that you can visit. And we do encourage you to visit each of these groups. One thing that we have noticed is that there are a lot of Christian students who never identify with a local church while in college. It is our strong recommendation that you find a faithful congregation with strong preaching and godly elders, place your membership with that congregation, and serve the Lord and His church faithfully during this phase of life.
We look forward to meeting you very soon! You are always welcome at Helton Drive! Parents, we would love the opportunity to meet you as well. The transition from high school to college provides special challenges for your children. We hope that you will be engaged as your children search for a faithful local congregation. If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way, please contact us any time at (256) 766-2435.
Mel Ambrose Tim Holt Wiley Deason
Elder Elder Evangelist