It’s Restaurant Week in Dallas, which means fancy restaurants offer some excellent deals. And it means I got to consume the artistry of an excellent chef last night!

That prompted me to ask you a question that only gets tougher as you think about it:

If a future chef walks into your college ministry this fall, will he or she be impacted over the next four years in such a way that they actually turn out to be a better chef because of your ministry?

Surely our walk with the Lord should touch every aspect of our lives – including our habits, our decisions, our effort, our faithfulness. And these things, for college students, are much of what makes them become everything God meant for them to be. So does an increasing understanding – over our college years and beyond – of how spirituality connects with our chosen field, whether that field is Culinary Arts or Restaurant Management or Waitressing or the dozens or hundreds of vocations your recent grads have chosen.

Will your ministry help produce better chefs? Or will it – as I’m afraid is often the case – help people grow in basic spiritual disciplines without helping Jesus be Lord of (and immensely glorified within) their vocation?

How many “great chefs” are you sending out each May?

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