I have a new post up on the Collegiate Collective today, on the importance of Counting Your Casualties. I’m seeking to address a topic–losing people in ministry–that I don’t hear come up very often, but that needs to be discussed.
We rarely talk about our casualties, especially outside our immediate circle. It’s certainly not the kind of thing you put in an update to your supporters. “Let me tell you about the student who is no longer walking with Jesus!” Nah, maybe not.
So we don’t really talk about it. It’s too hard. We have a sense of shame about it. “Did I do something wrong? What did I do?” What makes it harder is that we know we may never get answers to our questions.
But this shame and avoidance, if we’re not careful, will keep us from God’s good purposes for us, even in the midst of the grief, shame, and loss.
For the rest of the post, including 5 things to learn from your ministry casualties–head over to the Collegiate Collective.