Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Three Qualities

Over my first five years of high school ministry, I've started to notice a trend. The students who seem to grow the most in their faith after graduation and during their college years tended to have the following three qualities:
  1. Teachability
    These students allowed their hearts to be challenged by seemingly familiar concepts and were always looking to grow.
  2. Unafraid to ask questions
    After allowing their hearts to be challenged, these students were unafraid to ask the tough questions, which always had a connection to their personal lives, and seek out answers.
  3. Willingness to take risks
    Once they asked their questions and heard the answers, they found the courage and conviction to be able to take a risk and attempt to put the principles into practice in their lives.  
It has been one of my greatest joys in ministry to hear the students testify to God's faithfulness in their lives as they continue to grow.

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