Yesterday, I wrote on the difference between a long time of experience within a college ministry and gaining true expertise on your own ministry.

But even if you are an expert on your ministry, having done the difficult “thought work” to develop a philosophy and far-reaching strategy… that doesn’t mean your student leaders are on the same page.

But they should be. They should be able to clearly enunciate the “theoretical underpinnings” of your ministry – even if they call them the “pillars” or “whys” or “Big Ideas.”

Of course, if the staff hasn’t worked through these things (see yesterday’s post), the students won’t be able to discuss them in the least.