Maybe it wasn’t an epiphany…
It could have just been an odd combination of the early spring pollen kicking up, my head clogging up and my getting just a little too much sun during the first mow of the season this past weekend…
But maybe it was something more like an epiphany.
All I know is that over the course of a few hours on Saturday, as I traversed the wild onion patch that is my lawn, I found myself daydreaming about a gathering of college ministers that spanned the spectrum of theology, praxis and geography.
And it was beautiful!
It would bring together campus and college pastors from all of the different traditions, denominations and para-church organizations; from both campuses and churches, far and wide.
Somewhat in the spirit of Richard Foster‘s Streams of Living Water or Benson Hines’ Reaching the Campus Tribes (free e-book) — we’d have the chance to celebrate, and learn from, the richness found in each of our collective approaches to, and experiences with, reaching college students for Christ.
Imagine the kinds of cross-pollination, collaboration, networking and fun that could be had.
Now, it could very well be that there’s something like this already going on out there… and I’m just out of the loop.
If so, PLEASE let me know about it, because I’d love to be a part of the kinds of conversations — and celebrations — that I can only imagine taking place at such a gathering.
But if it’s not…
- What might a gathering of this magnitude look like?
- What would make it a rich experience for you?
- What would it take to get you there?
So there’s my wild onion, pollen-induced daydream about college ministry from my first mow of the season…
What do you think?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below, or send me an email at guy.chmieleski@gmail[dot]com.