Earlier this semester I was approached by those on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ about leading the ministry. I have been a part of this group for going on three years now, ever since I moved to Utah. To be presented with the chance to help shape it for the coming semester did not sound like an easy task at all, especially with a full time job alongside it. I wouldn’t be alone in it by any means as I’d have a partner in crime to take on the task as well as any of the students to pull in as time went on. So, I accepted the role.
This would not be the first time I fulfilled a leadership role by no means. In my teens a few friends and I lead a large gaming tournament & community, after that I moved on to University where I landed in the role of team lead time and again. But this new opportunity of helping to lead a ministry such as it is was a different kind of responsibility. The consequences feel much more real, the rewards were as real as the consequences and time all the more ticking away. I find myself learning the art of volunteering individuals, balances of strength versus precision, and time with patience. The questions I consistently ask myself focus more on the community as a whole instead of more selfish desires. It is an interesting dynamic to slip from one role to the next. To go from being an average part of a community (the member) to a role of leadership. I’d highly recommend trying both roles at some point or another else you will never get to see the big picture.