The adventure of life after college and doing full time ministry. I had been involved with Cru (the US name for Campus Crusade for Christ) throughout college in a variety of ways. I love seeing God work to bring people to himself, build them up in their faith, and sending them out to tell others about the redeeming love and abundant life He offers.
Now I'm new staff with Cru! I love what I get to do - invest in people and eternity. I also like technology, outdoor sports, movies and reading quality books.
We were to be born into the human race to grow up to be perfect or “complete” people. But the human race fell, and none of us has made it to adulthood “complete”, for we all came from a dysfunctional family: the human race. We all “missed the mark”, which is the Bible’s term for sin. So God wiped out the old and started over. We have to go through a rebirth and a re-growing up, this time in a new family. This family is his family, the body of Christ. In that family we are to get all the things we missed out on the first time. Nurturance, modeling, truth, love, accountability, development of talents, and more are all to be present in this family to give the [spiritual] babies what they need to grow up to maturity and completeness. It is all about character development, the process of sanctification. And sanctification always happens in a family setting.
So, in this new family, the family of God, his Body, the developmental process takes place the same way the Bible describes the physical process occurring…God’s pattern has always been about life giving life. As he breathed life into mankind, and as that life is passed on by mankind from one person to another, so is spiritual and personal growth. It is produced in one and passed on to another. That happens in the Body.”