Friday, May 3, 2019

Surviving or Thriving?

A few weeks ago I was privileged to participate in the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Collegiate Ministries Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Among the excellent presentations, panel discussions, and hours of conversation, was the presentation outlined below by Sarah Gackle of FCA at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama (USA).

One of the challenges common to sports ministries is staff turnover. This is true for FCA and it’s even more an issue among young women. Sarah shared this set of areas of life into which one should sow to not just survive, but to thrive. A number of my colleagues said this was most immediately applicable and useful to their service. Thanks, Sarah.

What is surviving? What is thriving?

Thriving is sowing seed (time, attention, resources) in 6 areas of life:
• Fitness (sleep, nutrition, exercise)
• Faith
• Family
• Finance (home & ministry)
• Friends 
• Focus

Self-evaluation tool:

Rate each area with this scale:
1 - poor
2 - below average 
3 - above average 
4 – excellent

In which areas should you be sowing more?

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