Ministering to Colleagues - The Book Study
Colleagues in our departments are often open to a discussion of a book that intrigues them or meets a need they are struggling with. What are some topics that colleagues in your department might be interested in?
Would a group of Christians in your area be interested in discussing George Marsden's The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship over lunch once a week? Have anyone interested in science? Many are reading Michael Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box and then sharing their ideas together.
One need that almost everyone in academia struggles with is time management. Steven Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is an excellent study on this crucial topic. Interested in a complete set of study notes for this book? They are available at: http://www.leaderu.com/cl-institute/habits/overview.html. Click on "Print This Resource" at the bottom of the page.
Remember, you don't have to pretend that you are an expert on a particular subject. You just need to take the initiative and ask a few people if they would like to discuss and learn together.
Scripture: II Corinthians 5:19,20 - "...He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
Action Point: Begin by praying for a group of people you might invite to a book study. Ask several colleagues if they would be interested in an informal discussion using a book that you would like to read. Have fun together.
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