“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 1 Corinthians 5:17-21
At the beginning of each school year, I bring together my student leaders from Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar, Estancia, Costa mesa, and Pacifica for a night of community and vision-casting. Every year, I am exceedingly encouraged by the passion and commitment of these high school students to serve their campus and share Christ’s love. This year, we emphasized what it means to act as God’s ambassador to a high school campus. The students amazed me with their discernment and direction as they pursued God’s calling together.