Tynan Bollinger

Hi! My name's Tynan. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

Go Mavericks! I will be serving at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado this year!

Over the last year, I served at the University of Kansas while finishing up my studies, and then served at Black Hills State University in South Dakota this past Spring. I'm excited for the transition to Colorado Mesa University during it's first year with FOCUS Missionaries as one of our expansion campuses for 2020!  You'll typically find me on campus or in downtown Grand Junction hanging out at the local coffee shops, hiking the nearby trails, playing basketball with guys on campus, or at the Newman Center for Mass. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus changed my life while I was in college -- I think you should hear it sometime!

"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization . . . No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples." - St. John Paul II

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. 

My first encounter with FOCUS came my freshman year in college when I entered a campus of 28,000 students. It was at that time I met an older student named Sam who invited me into his FOCUS bible study. There, I saw my life transformed by Sam's friendship, witness, and desire for a relationship with Jesus. He challenged me to also choose a relationship with Jesus, and to share that relationship with other men. Soon after, I started leading a bible study, began investing in men, walking with them, and introducing them to the trans-formative life found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you. Feel free to reach out to me by email or phone at [email protected] or 785-741-5288.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …