Weekly Tip #1, Spring 2016
Always Strive To Be The Right Person
As you look toward a new Spring in your ministry situation and location, consider the word of the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:1-2:
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Make right decisions, walk with God and make an eternal difference. That could be your calling for life. As you look at your life and your ministry, always strive to be the right person in all things and in all areas. Then watch God use you in powerful ways as you step out in faith to have a ministry and see lives transformed by the Gospel message.
Look At Your Calendar
Lay out the 15 weeks of your Spring term on an existing calendar, (or make your own) and determine what are the most important messages/Bible studies you should teach. Pray as you choose which studies to use. You do have a brief window of opportunity. Here are some determining factors in what you decide to teach this Spring:
- Is the material transformational? Does it give students an opportunity to apply what they’re learning?
- Is it foundational? Will your studies help everyone to understand the important truths of our relationship with God?
- Is the material transferable? If one of your leaders sees you teaching one study in a series, can they pick up and teach some of the other studies?
- Finally, is the material motivational and will stimulate your disciples to make a spiritual impact with the gospel message? Our ultimate goal on campus is to see believers grow in their faith so they in turn can build disciples who will together spread the good news of Christ all over your ministry environment.
Here are some ideas:
Second, in the same calendar, do your master planning. Plan your evangelistic events, parties and social events, Spring break, retreats, special campus events and holidays, and anything else that is important. In the next couple of weeks I’ll give you some more ideas on how to fill in this calendar more strategically. But for now, do your best at filling it out yourself.
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru