Back to Basics: Which do you love More?
Do you love ministering to students or do you love student ministry?
Let me ask this another way.
Do you love the fact that you get to minister to students during some of the most difficult times in their life? Do you love the messiness that comes with ministering to teenagers? Are you willing to accept students where they are and pray that God will use you to help them grow in their faith?
Do are you in love with the “coolness” of student ministry? The lights, games, activities, summer camp, etc.?
I think if we’re all honest with ourselves there have been times where we love student ministry more than we love ministering to students.
I’m not exactly sure why this happens, but I think that after some time we begin to drift away from the students we’re called to minister to and toward the “ministry” side of things. There are always programs, systems, etc. that need our attention and they become the “main thing” in our lives. I know that this has happened to me from time to time in ministry.
As we get ready to start another school year of ministry to students make sure that you love the students God has called you to minister to over the ministry you lead.