“We as staff need to learn to become experts in helping students reach their own campuses and the world they enter into after graduation.” — Brent Trickett
Valeree Joy Rillon, Cru staff in Manila, Philippines, wrote a brilliant post on Ken Cochrum’s blog on whatÂ she’s learned adjusting from staff-led to student-led.
TRUST GOD and TRUST THE STUDENTS.
We need to TRUST God that He has already prepared “harvesters” even in an untapped campus and it’s just for us to intentionally find where they are and are just waiting to be coached. We need to TRUST even a single committed student to OWN the VISION for his/her campus and rallying it to become a reality in his/her own strategies aligned with the principles of how God distinctively called CCC. Students feel how we view them. Honestly, I was so high-controlling before that my disciples viewed my personal strategies as their principles. They were boxed how I do things that they never even reflected on why they are doing what I was doing. But when I learned (and am still learning) to let go and gave them the freedom to strategize how to reach their campus, OWNERSHIP increased and their LEADERSHIP got more empowered.
Success in seeing STUDENT-LED MOVEMENTS is simply taking the initiative to challenge students to build spiritual movements in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and leaving the results to God! To God be all the glory!
Read the restÂ (it’s short and well worth reading in its entirety – we will be reading it as a team this week during planning)
What do we as staff need to do to become experts in helping students reach their own campus and the world they enter into after graduation?
photo courtesy ofÂ University of Denver