Two Quotes Significantly Impacting Me Right Now

Matt Lawson —  October 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

You can do things extraordinarily well, but unless you do the RIGHT things well, you still lose.

Do I really need to spend an inordinate amount of time formatting a document, building a website, or meeting excessively? What are the RIGHT things that cause us to win in student ministry? I don’t know if I know most of those answers but I believe relationships, recruiting and training leaders, and giving people ownership of ministry have to be at the top of the list.

What am I doing this week to reach one more student?

The reality about reaching students is that they’re not beating down the walls to get to us. Unless I am making strategic, intentional, and consistent strides to build relationships that lead to Gospel encounters, I am likely not going to reach more students.

Matt Lawson

 

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Since 2000, Matt has been in the trenches of student ministry believing students can love Jesus with all their heart and will change the world. He's served on staffs in small churches, large churches, and in para church youth ministries. Since March 2006 he's served as the high school pastor at First Baptist Woodstock, a multi-site church just outside of Atlanta, where he has the privilege of training and equipping hundreds of youth ministry volunteers on a yearly basis and leading a bold band of student revolutionaries. Matt is the author of TWISDOM as well as a contributing author to three other books. He's also the founder of StuminSidekick.com . Matt lives just outside Atlanta with his wife Laura, and kids Deacon (2009) and Eden (2010). In their free time, they enjoy sports, reading, and travel.

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