You know it’s something that as a kid, I longed for. Funny thing is that the desire for Adventure never goes away. It changes faces and destinations, but I’m always longing for an adventure. The more I’m in student ministry, the longer I realize that we don’t tell a very good story of what God is doing in the world. We don’t cast a vision large enough to challenge our students to walk into their schools and seek to change the world. It’s just a bunch of principle based, write this down, talk about this in small group going through the motions.
I think it’s one of the big reasons why manhood has taken such a turn for the worst in this country. It’s time that the leaders in youth ministry paint an accurate, yet incredibly big picture our of powerful God. And it’s time that we challenge our students to do good. In fact, to conquer evil by doing good.
I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite books,
‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.’ – Bilbo Baggins
I wonder what type of adventure we want our students to be “swept off to”?
The gospel is worthy of brave souls to live it faithfully in all walks of life. The only story worth dying for.
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