Florida State

University of Oregon

USC

University of Alabama

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Iowa

University of Missouri

West Virginia University

Michigan State University

What do those schools have in common? Each will have an alumnus make national news tonight, in the NFL Draft. Guys – who in many cases are still students – will “graduate” tonight, as their names are called to join the ranks of professional football. (These ten schools are very likely to have representatives called early in the night, too.)

As college ministers, moments like this should help you remember how interesting this mission field really is. Not all have athletes in our ministries that will go on to make millions of dollars (though some of us do!).

But the nation will be thinking about our schools tonight, and we should be too. What a fun place to serve.