So why am I – a 39 year old, bald, father of 5 – still trudging out on campus mixing it up with 18 year olds?
Because college students are the most strategic mission field in the world.
From We need old college ministers by Tim Casteel.
Being a lot older than 39, there’s a danger that I’m biased. But in my experience with students over the decades, I’ve noticed that some of the absolute best mentors and disciplers – often times absolutely beloved by the students – were/are people in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
In fact, one of the most dynamic and effective disciplers of high school girls that I know is turning 70 next year.
Age is not a limiter. Passion and commitment are. We need all ages pouring into students.
Also: “college students are the most strategic mission field in the world.” Yes x 1,000,000.