I’m such a goof, last night I was sitting on the sofa watching So You Think You Can Dance practically an emotional wreck. It was probably due to the fact that I had a somewhat emotional day. I have also been reading Craig Groeschel’s Christian Atheist, which has been tearing away at my soul and helping me understand a few (really many) of the things that I need to work on. But as I was watching these young men and women leave it out on the stage, receive critiques from respected choreographers and share something that they live for I thought about the search for purpose many of our students undergo through their teenage lives. I asked myself, “How are we facilitating that?”
I’m willing to admit that our weakest point as a student ministry is getting students involved in ministry. Many parents in our survey are asking that our students get involved in mission work and while mission work is important, ministry is a powerful tool in helping people discover what it means to be a servant leader, how to submit to one another mutually and serve out of love. There really isn’t much to take away from this post with the exception that this is something I needed to share.