Like I mentioned in my last article, I believe there are 4 components to a healthy student ministry. It is my hope that every single church is healthy and thriving and that their student ministries are building grounds for raising up the NOW generation of leaders. I don’t believe that students are the leaders of tomorrow, they can start serving, leading, and being world changers today.
In order to raise up the next generation of leaders, our current leaders must be healthy. What does that look like? There are many aspects to one’s health—physical, spiritual, and emotional—and I believe leaders should be healthy in all of those different categories. We are mind, body, and spirit and when one of those is unhealthy it affects everything else. I believe that a healthy leader should start with abiding in Christ. Jesus famously said in John 15:4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” We’ve read this verse thousands of times, but have you ever considered what it means for ministry? If we want to have fruitful ministries, then it starts with US sticking close to Jesus and being enveloped by His presence. Then and only then will we find rest, peace, and growth.
So, how are you doing? If you need someone to talk to, please reach out. I’d love to be here to hear you out and surround you with a team of people that will love you and point you and leadership team to Christ.
OCSBA Next Gen Strategist