This month, I’ve had the honor of coaching Cru missionaries from around the country so they can partner with churches in student ministry. It may sound like a no-brainer, but Cru missionaries don’t always have the vision or priority to reach beyond the students they are working with directly. They get so busy keeping the ministry going that they don’t feel they have the time to cultivate partnership relationships.
I love the African proverb, “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” In life, sometimes we can all be so hungry to get to the fast results that we think we’ve got to do it all ourselves. We’re thrilled that these leaders from all over the country are investing their summers in the idea that the kingdom of God will go farther in and around their campuses if they go together with other believers, following Jesus’ lead in John 17:20-23.