School’s Out, Recast Vision for Vocation


During this time of the year, many U. S. college students are home for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. For many pastors, this is the only time they will see some church members before summer.

So, with this in mind, now is a great time to encourage your students in their vocational pursuits. This is a great time to recast (or begin casting) the vision for them to obtain marketable degrees and skills that would best position them for disciple making in the global marketplace.

As I have written before, such is a matter of Kingdom stewardship for pastors. We have a great responsibility to teach rightly the whole counsel of God; and such teaching has great influence on how to make the big decisions in life. And a career path is one of the most important decisions a college student will make.

Take advantage of this time together because, Lord willing, classes will be starting again soon. Assuming you have established the proper biblical foundation for vocation and mission, you may want to start by noting the ten most difficult positions to fill in the world and the top degrees for getting hired next year.

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Only two posts remain before I begin an extended time away from the blog. This Thursday will be the last post until February 1, 2016.

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