Living in the trenches
Who is the person you trust the most? How do you know this person?
I’d be willing to bet that whoever this person is, you’ve spent a lot of time with them. They know you well, and you know them well.
They’ve been with you through thick and thin.
This is what it means to be in the trenches with someone. You are right next to them through life’s circumstances.
So, here is another question to think about. Would you trust someone who you’ve never met or heard of to help you get through tough times?
Relationship is a key factor in building trust.
Open Doors Christian Coaching will be about building relationships with young people. As those relationships are built and trust is developed, we will be able to have greater influence on the kids who we reach out to. And one of the things we will teach them about is what it looks like to have a relationship with Jesus. So, unless we are serious about developing relationships, we cannot authentically teach about what good relationships looks like.
We want to be in the trenches with these kids- at their school, in their lives, helping them constantly move toward their goals.
I went to a local high school yesterday and saw first hand what it looks like to get in the trenches with kids. My friend leads a character development program in our local middle and high schools and is making a huge impact. I am looking forward to continuing a partnership with him.
Big things 2014