Love them, Lead them, Let them
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 1 Cor. 9:22
Welcome to Campus Ministries Department. I have been blessed to be a part of this ministry here at Campion Academy. One of the passions that I have on my heart is leading young people to see God, the God there parents, teachers and pastors have told them about. This is no easy task and by the grace of God a great commission. We are losing our young people at an alarming rate and I believe it needs to start where God began, and that is getting them to know their personal savior and story with God in it. This is my challenge in this ministry and I believe in the three step process below.
Love Them Listen don’t tell—Young people want to be listened to not told where to go and how to get there. Follow don’t lead—We must be willing to go where they are, not have them come to us.
Lead Them NOW is the time to lead—Once young people know they are loved and accepted, they are now more than willing to listen and be guided. Go as Fast as the Slowest—So many times we run out in front and take only those that can keep up, remember our goal is all.
Let Them What are we going to do when we get there—We are scared to see what will happen with young people leading. Mistakes will happen—Reality is even trained adults still make mistakes. Catch and release—Take them and set them in a place they will succeed and God will bless.
This model I believe is at the pinnacle of how Christ made disciples. We forget that Christ walked with His disciples for over 3 years and we expect these young people to get it figured out over night.
My dream is that when these students leave here and go back to their home churches, they will not just be members, but active participants in winning souls for Christ through discipleship.
If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Campion Academy, Chaplains Office.
May God Bless
Chaplain, Campion Academy