I love students! I gotta admit I love my job. Not all aspects of my job, I don’t like the paperwork end of things, but I love the students. Working with them, talking with them, playing with them, and just being their friend. Students are wonderful people who are going through tremendous changes and considering many things that will impact their lives now and in the future: What do I major in? Who do I date? What do I do once I graduate? What kind of lifestyle am I going to adopt? What do I think about spiritual things? How am I going to relate to my family? The list goes on.
I see my role as one of being a friend, counselor, spiritual guide, and mentor. My favorite part of ministry is sitting down with a student and talking about their life, their struggles, the things of God, how to make an impact with their life, and who they are interested in. 🙂 As a Christian I can offer them a listening ear and words of wisdom and encouragement and point them to God.
Colossians 2:2–3 “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” NIV