“What are your irreducible minimums as you open your first ministry at Arizona?” asked my friend. “Irreduci…mina…what the heck is he talking about?” Before I could answer, my friend, clearly tipped off by the confused look on my face, said, “There are a hundred different focuses your ministry could major on. What are the components that if nothing else happens, these have to emerge in your students’ lives?”
Developing an eternal perspective is one of the most important training objectives for a growing believer. It helps motivate disciples to share Christ, make disciples, as well as endure hardships that come from laboring for the gospel.
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The leaders are key in your campus moving forward, but the campus director must provide avenues for them to have more influences in their spiritual walk beyond you. Shaping strong leaders takes time and a village, and the process is grown through experience.
It seems as if the longer people are Christians, the fewer non-believing friends they have. Instead of believers pairing up and immersing themselves into the non-Christian dorms and Greek chapters, they are purposely segregating themselves into holy huddles.
You can’t reach your campus or your world all alone. You need to raise up other leaders to share the burden and move the ministry forward. It’s my hope that these principles help you develop teams of student leaders you trust wholeheartedly and love working…
Every September it happens for me. Between gospel conversations, following up with new believers, helping new laborers know what to do next, and being a father and a husband, I feel like I begin to fail in all areas of my life.
Every year, thousands of new souls show up to be molded and influenced for the next four years. Whether they came from a liberal, atheist family or a church-three-times-a-week family, they are all at the most impressionable time (and week!) of their lives.
In 2016, more than one million international students stepped onto U.S. college campuses for a higher education. They arrived on planes from Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, Iran, and everywhere else. These young men and women are the best minds of their home countries.
After the travel ban put out by the current administration was partially approved, it became clear that in the coming years America’s relationship with immigrants (and international students) could change drastically.
Want your ministry to multiply this year? Delegate responsibility to your student leaders, starting today. Wait, wait, I know. You think they will buy the wrong beef patties for the Fall Kick-Off Cookout. I get it. You might take a few losses, but it’s still…