08 Sep Follow The Leader
Today’s society wants everyone to be a leader, however we see little change, few leaders of integrity and few presenting themselves as positive role models. Perhaps what we really need is more followers.
The leader is Christ and as disciples we should to follow Him. The IS/IVCF theme for the 2015/2016 academic year has a focus on discipleship – becoming and making disciples. Just as A. W. Tozer stated that “Only a disciple can make a disciple”, IS/IVCF understand that effective student ministry begins with helping the individual student know Christ, following the leader and therefore producing more followers themselves.
The scripture for this year’s theme is Luke 9:23, “ And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” With this theme also comes the teaching of counting the cost of becoming a disciple of Christ and forsaking personal selfish desires. The change that occurs in the individual that follows Christ is essentially the answer to a changed community and country.