Thank you! Thank you for your ministry. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for the late nights, early mornings, long days, and time away from your family and friends. Your calling to serve God by ministering to youth and their families is a high vocation; one that receives little admiration and support. As you know, your ministry is a primary way God partners with the church in His work of forming youth into followers of Christ. So, in your work of creating ecologies of spiritual formation, thank you!
We pray your time at NCYM is a time of refreshing and renewal. We hope that a brief break from your routine in Colorado Springs will nourish you for the weeks and months that will follow. So, take this time to rest. Go skiing. Reunite with old friends over a good meal. Go hiking with your spouse. Spend time in silence and prayer. Take advantage of the training and insights from others.
Ministry is changing – we all know this. And the needs of those who lead and work within it are changing like never before. For you, men and women, whose passion it is to serve, teach, and preach, we want to partner with you as you seek to speak to the real issues of faith. If we in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We give God praise for your efforts. Blessings and Peace.