My mission is to develop students to become the next generation of Christian leaders. While I have been living out this statement for years, it has never been SO clear to me as it came together a few weeks ago.Having this statement in great clarity is very helpful and liberating.
As a MBC staff group we did the GPS Life Journey course in a blitz. And I do mean blitz. It was a very intense 11 hours for a course that normally takes 8 Saturdays. Then on the Friday we did the train the trainer course for another 8 hours. That was intense!
The course looked at our personality profile, strengths, experiences, passions, abilities, spiritual gifts, our personal core values & more. What did God put us here on the earth to accomplish. Of course it has to be something for His Kingdom purposes.
Consider the following verses:
- Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“
- Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
- John 17:4, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.“
How amazing is it that God has a plan for your life? That He has created good works for you to do. I believe I am doing those good works at Widjiitiwin (as well as at the camps I have previously worked at).
We worked on our mission and also envisioned what the result of our mission would be. My vision is that the students I develop will:
- become leaders of Christian ministries
- be solid leaders in their communities and families
- be influencers for Christ in business and government
- have solid marriages and healthy homes and
- lead others to Jesus!
What is your life purpose? What did God create for you to do? For me, it’s working at camp, creating the environment for growing leaders, for spiritual decisions, discovering and learning more about God in Jesus
How about you? What is your life’s mission? What did God put you here to do?
Widjiitiwin – the way camp was meant to be… relational, central, natural, and reaching out, a loving community focused on Christ. It’s like coming home, it’s my camp!