I’m a little cheesed right now about something, and the issue is this: there are some campus ministries out there that I believe in, that I’ve had some association with, but I wonder this, honestly: do these ministries really exist to serve the church? Or is the church, in their practice, really just an adjunct, a nice-but-unnecessary component of the “thing” that they are doing?
Here’s why I’m a little cheesed: I’ve sent three separate emails to “leaders” of two different ministries operating on the campus of Kennesaw State University, a fairly good-sized school not far from Red Oak. Basically, in each email, I’ve said, “hey, we need someone to lead worship; any chance you have any students there willing/capable/interested?” Further, I’ve offered to buy lunch, or to get together, with each just to connect, to see how we might work together in other ways, etc.
So far, my grand total of returned emails is zero. Zilch. Nada. Not one of these “leaders” could be bothered to do so much as return my email, even if it was to say, “hey, you know, I’m kinda busy right now.” One of these campus ministries is a large, nationally-known one that I’ve spoken for on occasion (free of charge, of course, but gladly!). You’d think, wouldn’t you, that if a campus ministry organization was really serious about the church, I’d have at least gotten a response email in return.