Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Pastor Jim Kane from First Church of God in Kendallville, IN.
To be able to teach a group of young adults about matters related to the Christian faith and mission through SEND North America was a wonderful and spiritually empowering experience for me. What struck me was the ability of the group to respond to the material and dialog with one another. This was a refreshing experience and one that I learned from as well.
I was privileged to address two vital issues of personal and corporate faith and mission development – The Art of Forgiveness and The Spiritual Discipline of Gratitude. As I prepared, I asked for the guidance of the Holy Spirit and felt His presence as I did so.
To have been able to teach this outstanding group of students was a privilege and a responsibility. A privilege to share in our faith journey together as was done for me in my 20’s. A responsibility in that I am very aware of the need to pass on the faith to those younger than me.
I anxiously await to see how these five students respond to God’s direction and mission for them in the years ahead.