I’m always looking for everyday examples in life that relate to student ministry. Last week I got a new iPhone 5. While I was setting up my new phone and all of my apps, photos, music, etc. were downloading to the new phone from the “cloud” it made me realize that we, as leaders in student ministry are like the “cloud”.
We download into student what we know, what we have experienced, the pictures from our past mistakes if you will. We download biblical knowledge and scripture and life application lessons (apps).
Before I got my new phone I had to make sure my old phone was backed up to the cloud so that all of my data would transfer over. We as leaders need to make sure that we have biblical data backed up in us so that we can transfer that to students. If we are not connecting with God on a regular basis we will not have the most current information available to “download” to students.
My new phone has an incredibly fast download speed. If I stay connected to God I can quickly download information to students. If I don’t stay connected, it takes me a while to get back to them.
My new phone looks different from the old one. We need for our lives to look different to students. If we say we live our lives one way but don’t really follow God’s law for our lives than we just look the same as everyone who is living a worldly life. I want my life to stand out as an example to students.
I sold my old iPhone 4 for what buying the new phone cost me, so I kind of traded one phone for another. Just like we need to trade our old life for a new life once we become Christ followers.
Question: Are you being an example to students in every area of your life or just in the areas you want them to see?