It caught me off guard: late this winter a friend of mine asked me, “What would it take to get you to leave SpringHill?” Honestly, I told him, I hadn’t thought about it. SpringHill...
It’s true: some days you couldn’t pay me enough to do the job I do. But you don’t have to. When you’re working in a mission-driven organization, and you’re excited about the mission, the reward is so much more than money.
Just like serving bad food with a smile isn’t the mission of [most] restaurants, simply providing great service isn’t our mission either. Sure, it supports our mission. It helps us accomplish our mission. But it’s not our mission.
In the church, we have work to do. We have a calling. We have a mission in our communities. And it is our responsibility, one to another, as members of one body, to turn to one another—and not as authority or lording power over someone, but as people who love each other—to say, “Wake up!” we have work to do.
The reality, it seems, is that your youth group is going nowhere unless you’re going somewhere.