Groups of people carrying Bibles have been stopping and asking students to participate in Bible study sessions throughout the day outside Henderson and the Union.
The group locates its study areas at prime targets during various parts of the day. In the morning, members are outside the entrance of Mabee Library. In the early afternoon, they are at each exit around Henderson. In the evening, they are outside of the Union’s main doors and on the stairs across from the Mulvane Art Museum. Nobody seems to know who the group is.
Many people around campus are avoiding the religious group and are arriving to their desired location without interacting with them. Of the students who are stopped, some are uncomfortable with having God thrust upon their way of thinking, while other students don’t know how to say they did not have time for a Bible study and instead sit there. Both Christian and anti-religious students are upset by this tactic.
However, some people appreciate the group’s outreach, but the issue is that it can make people feel awkward being pressured into unwanted beliefs or discipleship techniques.
It is possible this group will be around campus for more days outside of Mabee Library, Henderson and the steps of the Union asking people if they would like to have a Bible study session. It will be interesting to see if students on campus embrace the group or continue to walk past them.