In student ministry we have to be ready for anything! Sprained ankle maybe? Take a look at this picture. This guy has made:
- a splint,
- an ice pack,
- and a snack
all at the same time! I applaud you sir! Well played.
If you are wanting to become a student pastor, or already are one, you must understand the many hats you wear.
You will be your own secretary, graphic designer, researcher, custodian, medic, and many more at the same time. Be ready. The work is hard, but the payoff is worth it. To be part of changing lives of teenagers is great. These years are a season when they are setting the trajectory for the rest of their lives! How important is it to guide them in the ways of the Lord?!?
I’m reminded of Paul saying in 1 Cor. 9:19,22-23, “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them… To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.”
Why do we do what we do? For the sake of the Gospel! Paul is reminding us to be willing to change ourselves in any way needed, from pastor to custodian to medic, if it means we can present the unchanged message of the Gospel!
Your fellow worker in the field, Adam