Today I’m in Indiana to speak for the Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries! My keynote will look at the practical side of college ministry as missions, and I’ll deliver a seminar (twice) on student leadership. I’d appreciate your prayers!

Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

(Isa. 40:30-31 NIV)

In my times alone with the Lord each day, I’ve been mostly meditating on the end of Isaiah 40. And earlier this week, I thought about those “youths” and “young men” lines in regards to our students.

Just like you and I sometimes get “tired and weary,” our students do, too – even though they’re young(er). Some of your students would even describe this as a “stumble and fall” semester.

But is your ministry the kind of college ministry that will find those students? Will their small group leaders, their disciplers, their Bible study groups, or you recognize their pain… and offer genuine help?

This is a good, under-the-radar way to evaluate your ministry: Is it really good at discovering and tending to students who need their strength renewed?

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