College ministers bemoan the fact that parents (and youth ministries) aren’t always sending their Christian kids to college… “ready.” We’re mildly surprised (although we’ve learned not to be) that some don’t know their Bibles… or they can’t handle managing to their time… are simply really immature in certain areas (or altogether).

But here’s the question: Are you present your students “mature in Christ” at the end of their time with your ministry?

I’m not asking about those who don’t stick around, or who dip in and out of your ministry. But for those who hang with you, are you sending them into “real life” with as much maturity, wisdom, and spiritual preparation as possible.

Or are there Young Adult ministers out there, bemoaning the fact that parents (and college ministries) aren’t always sending their Christian kids to young adulthood… ready?