We were talking in class on Tuesday about The Law of Expectation in the book “The Seven Laws of the Learner.” Basically, the Law of Expectations says that the teacher should adjust their expectations and expect the best from their students.
After telling them my expectations for them, I decided to ask them what their expectations were from me. Here’s what they told me:
- That I don’t give up.
- That I be their friend/mentor more than just a professor.
- That I work to have the best Center for Youth Ministry that we can have.
- That I continue to treat them as part of a team.
I’m sure they mentioned other things, but these were the ones that stood out the most to me. It told me a lot about what they think of me, and it encouraged me to continue working hard to do what God has called us to do.
I’m inspired by my students and excited about their potential to change the world. They are true ministers with the vision to see God impact the lives of young people. They have the capability to carry out the vision, too. I know that their ministries are going to be fruitful and have an impact now and in the future. They are crazy enough to change the world.