I'm finally back home after spending the month of June away. Here are just a few of my general impressions, having interacted with leaders from all over the country and even around the world: first, "successful" ministry is really rather simple in its approach, that is, for all of our meetings and strategy sessions, nothing replaces gathering a few disciples around to pour your life into and make a difference (kind of like Jesus did!); second, ministry is not something we do, but is an expression of who we are as we genuinely incarnate ourselves into the lives of others; and, third, from having a broad view of the ecumenical church, it seems to me that we are just downright spiritually spoiled and often act like brats. While grinding poverty, horrific circumstances, and oppression occur daily among many believers, we complain about every little thing we don't like in the church.
My prayer is that the heart of God would become the reality of our lives. Pray for me, that college students would know Jesus and know God's grace through our ministry. May the fellowship of the Spirit be with you!