Yesterday, I posted a less-familiar reason we celebrate God’s calling to college ministry. Today, another encouragement as the new year approaches:
By serving as a college minister, you are accepting a very weighty baton – passed from parents and youth pastors of your many already-Christian students.
We may often concentrate on the glory of reaching non-Christians and the “dechurched.” But we are also reaching plenty of collegians well-discipled in churches and families for the past dozen years.
We are the successors of others who could make a much greater claim on these souls and their maturity… and yet we get to shepherd these souls as they claim “independence” and begin new lives.
It’s a weighty baton we receive.