As another school year ends, we each have the chance to wonder what we’ve created. Our “products” have been released into the wild upon graduation. Yes, they’re ultimately God’s “products,” but we’re co-laboring, working to shepherd and disciple and, in that sense, “create.”
Are these students going to be excellent employees who function in any field Christianly? Will they be awesome grad students? Will they “do the work of an evangelist” wherever God places them? Will they be superior spouses and wonderful parents? Will they be justice-doers, mercy-lovers, humble God followers?
The next five years will reflect the quality of this past year of college ministry, whether we like that fact or not.
That is a humbling thought. What our ministry is “producing” has yet to be seen, but it provides the best evaluation we’ve got.