There have been many details to work out and still more to figure out! This is a marathon, not a sprint! I have been reading Doug Fields Your First Two Years in Student Ministry. The TEN COMMITMENTS:
I will move slowly: It takes wisdom, and think about it, with speed comes friction.
I will regularly check my motives and evaluate my heart: keep a sharp eye out for cheap!
I will steer clear of the numbers game: It's more important to be healthy than big.
I will not criticize the past: I am not so wise!
I will avoid the comparison trap: Other ministries don't determine our significance.
I will focus on priorities: This one is tough. Love when others curse you!
I will pace myself: This one is especially difficult for me.
I will serve: Servant leadership!
I will be a learner: Think about the time I spend and what I do!
I will pursue contentment: With what I have and everything that happens.
Its late and my battery is about to die. I have been working on website stuff all night! I have some leaders who have already started to burn out! My prayer is that I can love students no matter what! I will all face challenges, but what matters is what I do with those challenges! Will I choose what is best? Will I be faithful to obey what Jesus has commanded? Will I ask God for wisdom and direction or do it on my own? Pray for me! I am praying for you! Together, we can't do this. With God, we can do anything!