In Matthew 28, Jesus commissions the disciples whom he had “Won” and “Built” to “go and make disciples of all nations.” It is from here that we derive our Sending Model. A Campus Crusade ministry does not just win people to Christ and disciple them, we train them to “go and do likewise.” We teach them to be spiritual multipliers.
While we desire to see full-time pastors and missionaries raised-up from our ministries our “sending” philosophy is to send every student out into the world to make an impact for Christ. We prepare students with a Theology of Work and for Ministry in the Marketplace and to make the transition from campus to the real world. One resource for preparing students for a lifetime of ministry is the Intransition Groupzine.
Conferences and Projects
While life-change is not typically an event, events set the stage for life-change, for lordship decisions, and commitments to service and missions. As students don’t recognize these potential results they often need to be motivated or challenged to attend a conference or go on a Summer Project. In producing Christ-centered laborers the role of a conference or Project cannot be underestimated.
Recruiting information for Summer Projects can be found at gosummerproject.com.
Missions is a mindset. It is a view of the world through the lens of the Great Commission. Exposure to International Projects can impart that mindset but so can biblical teaching as well as vision, eternal perspective, and inspiring stories of courageous missionaries. For those more strategically motivated it’s important for them to understand the strategic nature of reaching students and the WSN Student Network.
Recruiting to Staff
Who raises-up and trains Kingdom laborers? Most often it’s Campus staff and Interns. Kingdom sending is multiplied when people join staff and so we should always be about the task of recruiting qualified students to full-time ministry.
Whether in full-time ministry, continuing academics, or a career in the marketplace God has a sending plan for everyone and the role we play in “Sending” is helping others to discern the will of God and encouraging our disciples to live a life completely open and yielded to the Lord. Our job is to come alongside students and help them to determine their calling.
After a student graduates there is a vehicle for them to stay connected to one another as well as connected to the mission and that’s the All Callings website. All graduating seniors need to be aware of this resource.
Popular Send resources are available on the Send page at Crupress.