“I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.” 3 John

As a campus minister, nothing makes me happier than when the people I’ve invested in are walking with Jesus.

John had the same sentiment.

“I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.” 3 John 1:4

When you invest time and energy in people it gives you great joy to see that they are following the truth that you taught them.

As ministers our joy is connected to the well-being of our people.

Part of your goal in ministry should be that when the people are not with you that they will still follow Jesus.

Especially for those of us in college ministry and youth ministry this is very important. We only get people for four years (or so) and then they leave. How we have invested in them will play a huge role in if they continue to follow the truth.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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