///It’s Our Job To Push

It’s Our Job To Push

One thing I always say to my team on staff and those who volunteer… “It’s my job to push.”

When it comes to leading a ministry, leading a team, leading volunteers, and leading students we are supposed to push forward. I truly do feel when we loose the ability to push, when we get used to where we are at, when we are comfortable, it’s where we loose the capacity to be used by God in the best possible way He wants to use us. We are never called to be comfortable but called to keep pushing ourselves in leadership to continue to lead people to Jesus.

So push. Keep pushing.

Push your students to be challenged by Scripture.

Push your students to develop solid spiritual disciplines.

Push your volunteers to keep loving and caring for students and not just hanging out with each other.

Push you volunteers to keep growing themselves.

Push your team to keep coming up with new ways, ideas, and fun ways to keep reaching students in your area.

Push your church leadership team to make sure students are not the next generation but the NOW generation.

Push your self to make sure you are constantly growing yourself.

Push yourself to take a day off and be fully present with your family.

Push yourself to keep on learning and growing and adapting for the most effective ministry.

Push yourself to not be comfortable in ministry but to keep trying new things to reaching students in your area.

It’s our jobs to push others and to push ourselves to make sure we are available to be used by God in our ministries. I want to continue to push our team to try new things, push our volunteers to connect with more students and push myself to lead the ministry with a vision I feel God has given me to go forward in my ministry. I push you to do the same.


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About the Author:

Justin Knowles has been a pastor for the last 10 years and is the Student Ministries Pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. He hosts Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast, loves to write about his ministry journey and teach at all sorts of camps or retreats. He and his wife Kristin have a son named Graham and a cat named CATalie Portman. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @justinknowles3

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