Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

Campus Ministry and Cat Hearding

In case you haven’t noticed, I love student ministry–I’m always talking about how much I love my job. But student ministry (like anything else) has its own unique challenges. The same things that make it so exciting also make it hard.

Students are in constant transition. This makes them very open to the gospel, but it can also make it very difficult to keep up with them. Sometimes it feels like . . . well . . . try to heard a bunch of cats.

Here are just a few things that can happen over the course of the school year:
*A student leader you’ve developed can transfer to another school.
*Inclement weather can shut down school for several days, which interrupts ministry.
*Students graduate and move.
*A Bible study group can get splintered if the members are no longer classmates the next semester.

I’m sure other student ministers/leaders can relate to what I’m saying here.  Let’s keep facing the challenges and do all we can to reach the next generation. 

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.
-Luke 19:10 

2 Comments

  1. Funny video.

    I can relate to that with Sunday school and the kids.

    Changes occur but we go on and we keep doing what God’s called us up to do.

    I’ve heard of stories of people who thought they got converted late in life but then remembers that at their younger years, they used to go to a Sunday school or was part of a youth group, and then strayed a way, it might not be a late conversion after all but those early foundations that helped them find their way back.

    Our efforts are never in vain.The Word of God we’ve tried to implant on them and impart to them will serve their purpose in time.

  2. true enough! I became a Christian through campus ministry and became active in that same ministry during college, now I am 30 and handling our local church youth ministry. But somehow I can relate to the challenge of keeping up with teenagers. Their “constant transition” and momentum is somewhat a given whether at school or church. Hope to learn more from your blog on how to handle these kids.

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