The Rise and Fall of the “Be Better-Do More-Try Harder” Trinity
When I began my “ministry career” back in the mid 90s, I was driven by two primary convictions:
- My calling was to do all I could to win young people to Jesus, and
- Encourage them to go out and “change the world for Christ.”
These primary convictions shaped how I went about doing youth ministry. They followed me into and shaped the early years of my senior pastoral ministry, as well.
It took me years to recognize that these convictions were more tethered to my notion of what success in ministry meant than they were connected to a deep love for Christ and a growing desire to be transformed into His image.