Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. It’s the time of the year to be inundated with “Best of” stories and “Year in Review” segments, dutifully cataloging everything that happened in pop culture or politics.
But, what if a “Year in Review” was about more than Donald Trump or Kim Kardashian? What if we did a year in review about what God had done in the prior year? Or, more to the point, about how God has been at work in our ministries this year?
Of course, God has been at work in countless ways around the globe this year, most of which I could never know about. But, I can speak to how he has blessed RTS Charlotte. So, here’s a quick recap of what I am thankful for in 2019:
1. New Students. It may sound strange, but every year I am genuinely surprised that anyone comes to seminary. Let’s be honest, ministry is tough. Those in ministry are often underappreciated, unthanked, heavily criticized, underpaid, and unrespected by our modern culture. Don’t get me wrong, there are many wonderful things too. But, I stand amazed that men and women still show up every year to take on this calling.
And this fall, 2019, RTS Charlotte was blessed to have our largest enrollment in over a decade. So thankful the Lord has brought us these students. Our goal is to be good stewards of them until they are sent out from us. [Read more…]