making the next month memorable (or at least purposeful)

It’s easy to let things wind down after Spring Break. For those of you not on the Quarter System, the next six weeks or so can be the least “memorable” of the year. And even if we truly finish strongly, we’re probably still generally in finish mode.

But what if… we weren’t?

Spending our efforts on finishing well could be your best focus. But have you at least considered doing something different? That’s this week’s Fridea… to work these last weeks, as I’ve written before, like our hair’s on fire.

(This idea was originally connected to a great Seth Godin post that’s definitely worth a read!)

What if instead of winding down over the next six weeks, you went for broke? What if you worked extra hard and did something BIG during these excellent, beautiful spring weeks, when everybody else – all those campus organizations, all those other ministries, all those students – are somewhat coasting or distracted? What if you worked like your hair was on fire, until at last, bleeding and breathless, you collapsed into the glorious Summer Break? What if?

Want students to be especially prepared to follow Jesus in the summer months? Create some especially intentional preparation that won’t dissolve with the last Final Exam. Want students in your ministry to get excited about next school year? Create something memorable when nobody else will. Want outsiders to consider your ministry in the Fall? Create something remarkable when nobody else will. (Remember, Glee started like that – with one episode that got word-of-mouth going through the summer…)

Maybe this idea doesn’t fit your school or your ministry. But maybe it does. What’s stopping you from doing something rather creative, rather impactful between now and Graduation?

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