What’s My Job?

During the Vision track of my block of classes last week, I got to thinking about a kind of a job description I’d written for myself several years ago. Thought I’d post it here. What do you think? (Sorry the formatting’s a little jacked up…)
“The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord –
to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations and decrees
with all his heart and all his soul,
thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book.
Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.”
(2 Kings 23:3)

Ø It is my job to passionately follow God.
o Josiah lived among Godless people, but when he pursued relationship with God with all his heart and soul, people followed.
o Only when I am pursuing God in this way, am I going anywhere worth leading students to.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19,20)

Ø It is my job to make disciples.
o Find lost students and earn the right to be heard (by living a life worth listening to).
o Help searching students find their Savior.
o Bring them into His death and new life through baptism.
o Help youth commit to follow Jesus for life.

“And the things you have heard me say
in the presence of many witnesses
entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
(2 Timothy 2:22)

Ø It is my job to leave a legacy of Biblical teaching.
o Through family, the church, Christian college, and life in general, I have been handed a spiritual heritage that should be passed on.
o It is my responsibility to make sure that what I know of God’s word is taught and that those who are taught are also equipped to teach others.

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching , let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:6-8)

Ø It is my job to use whatever God gives me to build His body.
o The church is the body of Christ, whose responsibility is to seek the lost and lead them to our Savior.
o As one piece of that body, I must do my part, by using the unique set of gifts and abilities God has given me, to equip His body to reach the lost.
Looking back over this in light of a few more years of experience, and specifically thinking of last week’s block of classes, I may choose some different wording, but overall – I still think those are some pretty foundational elements to what my life is aimed at: Following God and making disciples by teaching His Word and using whatever gifts He puts at my disposal to build up His body.

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