Updated 2/17/12 Do you ever find yourself lacking in experience, or the expertise to really help someone else, or some situation that requires more than what you have to offer? Are matters made more complex for you by the fact that you see yourself as the person “in charge” and therefore, you think, “to ask […]
Updated 2/16/12 In an age of instant this, and instant that, waiting has become a serious discipline… especially when it’s your only option! There are many things in life that we can “speed up” if we’re willing to cut corners, side-step certain situations and/or individuals, or even make do with a sub-standard finished product. When […]
“Some of us get the ministry of Moses. Some Joshua.” Matt Chandler This is an important reminder for me today. Or any day that individuals raise questions about our leadership, ministry, direction, character, etc. Today is one of those days for me. I got the chance to hear Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village […]
I had the chance to speak to more than 300 student leaders on campus a couple of days ago. At lunch, immediately following the presentation, a student at a nearby table commented that he was putting something I said up on his Facebook… I took a deep breath and said, “OK, what?” The statement […]
Is it just me, or does it seem like it’s getting harder and harder to get student leaders to commit to, and follow through with, an extended leadership role? Certainly there are exceptions to this… but those students seem to be fewer and far between… and when we encounter them around campus (or within our ministries) they are unmistakable!
In our consumer-driven society (and campuses), it should come as no surprise to us that more and more students are finding it harder and harder to stay committed to one leadership role, and easier and easier to jump from one thing to the next… one leadership role to the next… And when they do, I’m not sure that they’ve given much thought to how their choices will impact the contexts and relationships that they’ve left behind.
With just a couple of days before our student leaders return to campus, I find myself thinking about the importance of the task at hand: Preparing the next generation of leaders to be the men and women that God desires them to be. What an important task! No, not a task to be completed and […]
With just a week left before students begin to return to campus, it’s time to start crossing off some of those “to-do’s” from our list… For all of us involved in campus ministry, whether we serve on the campus or from off-site, one of the most important things we can do to further the […]