The beginning of the school year — it’s one of our busiest times of the year.
So many students to meet, so many to reconnect with.
It’s a season in which life seems to move at an incredibly pace — nearly impossible to keep up with — or so it would seem.
Yet I was recently reminded that while this might be true for many of us, it isn’t true for everyone.
I’ve got a friend I’ve been visiting in the hospital the past few weeks. In my visits with him I’ve been reminded that time moves slower there. Much slower.
When I was in college, I went rafting with some friends. We were coasting down a medium-size rapid when, all of a sudden, we dropped about four feet on a dip that we didn’t see coming.
Falling off my tube, I remember having to swim upstream to get back onto my float that had become lodged between a rock and a hard place.
Tired from the struggle, I remember wondering if the experience was worth it at all.
The fall is by no means the best time to be looking to fill leadership positions — BUT, if we still find ourselves with needs to fill, there can be some fantastic leaders that present themselves in the fall who have the potential to make a serious impact on our teams and ministry efforts.
Four ‘kinds’ of students that come to mind are: the transformed, the transfer, the freshman and the wounded.