During the last few weeks, I’ve covered tips focused on ending the campus year well. These have included
- Passing the Baton to new leaders next year.
- Summer Project Openings for last minute recruiting.
- Summer Survival for those staying home this summer.
- Cycle of Planning to think about plans for next year.
Today, I want to talk about taking time to celebrate what God has done this year.
There are lots of ways to do this. When I was on campus, we would bring a bucket of stones from our backyard to the last meeting of the year and build a monument to what God did in our ministry that year.
The key details:
- We started by reading Joshua 4
- We talked about how the rock pile served as a visual reminder of what God had done for the Israelites. Similarly, this would be a mental monument to God’s working in our lives.
- Have students to put a stone on the pile and share what God had done in their lives and in the ministry.
- Take time at the end to thank God for what He had done.
We were encouraged by those who shared and what God had done. Even though it was a time of celebration, students left with an anticipation of what God would do next year.
“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV
Now that’s worth celebrating!