Thursday, April 15, 2010

3 in 7

In 2003, a small group of students that I served with graduated from high school. 7 years later, many of them are blooming in careers, ministry and service. Like I've said a lot of times before, they were like that before I met them.

Last week, I sat with one of them at a middle school leaders meeting. She sat with two of her former students - both now serving students after graduating out of the ministry. That's a clear picture of reproduction - I'm lucky to witness it for 3 iterations.

You can observe and measure this kind of thing. Not only that, it might be a significant barometer of health.


  1. Anonymous11:00 AM

    I love your perspectives.

    Say hi to JEssica btw.


  2. KD - dude you are integral to them.

  3. About a month ago I spoke at the CPR 10th grade purple d-team. When Greg introduced me he mentioned how I had been his leader when he was in high school.

    It was like God gave me this whole thought at once and I began talking and unpacking it (sometimes not a good idea but this time it worked out).

    Before I began my planned talk I told them about 2 Corinthians 1:20 "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God." I reminded them that God had promised Abraham that he would make his descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky. How can that promise be yes to us? I was looking at it right there. I told them how I loved them and prayed for them 10 years ago - when they were in kindergarten. My spiritual grandchildren. THEY were the fulfillment of a huge promise God made to me. My faithfulness in ministry was honored by God and I was looking at the result.

    I was tearing up before I even began.

    Our relationships in ministry MATTER.

  4. love this amy - thanks for sharing. this idea of spiritual grandchildren is so important and easily missed.