College ministers don’t seem to think often enough about the “end result” of our impact on students. Yes, we’re trying to disciple them toward certain goals, but do we (for instance) ever ask Young Adult Ministers what they think is lacking in Christian college graduates?
One of the things they’d probably point to is biblical literacy.
How’s that going with your students? Not “Are they prepared to handle life situations biblically?” – many of us tackle that sort of thing, maybe both in large or small group settings. Not simply “Do they understand spiritual leadership?” or even “Are they familiar with Romans?” Today’s question is, Are they well familiar with the whole of the Scriptures?
I know there’s lots of ways we can benefit our students, and only a limited time to fit it all in. But shouldn’t biblical literacy fit somewhere near the top of the list?