A coming of age for me as a pastor happened Sunday when I said goodbye to several students who were leaving town for college. There are still a few more goodbyes ahead of me this week. I have been at CIL 9.5 years now, so it was both sobering and fulfilling to see these children become adults.
They were my friend’s children, who became my friends – and so they always will be.
Pray for all of our college freshman. The first few days at a new college or a new season at home is crucial for a college-age student’s relational and spiritual success.
Prayer is a form of mentoring.