Katie and I live in a crazy "In-Between" land called College Ministry.
So much of what we do is aimed at preparing college students for fruitful adulthood. At the same time, the two of us spend countless hours in settings meant for teenagers. Here's an example. On Saturday, some friends of ours threw a baby shower for our little Goose! So far, this sounds pretty grown up, right? Heres the twist, the shower was thrown by college students and held in a sorority house (picture above)...that's the "In-Between". As you might imagine, the "In-Between" can be hilariously awkward. Katie for instance, gets the funniest looks as she (and her growing belly) spend time on campus. Just last week, a group of perspective students were touring VT. When one of their fathers caught sight of what seemed like a pregnant student, he grew visibly worried and couldn't stop staring!
The "In-Between" isn't all bad though. As we invest into emerging Christian leaders, we get to see students mature well beyond where we were in college! Our students are growing in responsibility and looking to meet the needs of others. I think they'll be great spouses, business people, and church members. This year alone, we have graduates going into ministry, sports management, graduate schools and engineering. I can't wait to see how they impact the world!
One part of the "In-Between" is helping students gain vision for their future marriages. Last month, I had the privilege of being best man in the wedding of one of our alums. His name is Mark Dunne. Mark will be teaching high school in the Fall. He and his wife, Bee, have already begun to invest in the youth of their church. Please pray for them and us...and all of the "In-Betweens" that we get to be a part of!