-- Submitted by Colleen Kendall (Mt. Hood Region Capernaum Rep) --
I’m going to paraphrase a funny story I read and use quite often in our Capernaum leader trainings:
A man was driving when the light in front of him turned yellow so he stopped. In the car behind him was a women who evidently didn’t like the fact that he stopped and began yelling at him, honking her horn and using a few gestures. Next thing she knows there is a tap on her window and there is a serious police officer looking at her…..with his gun drawn. The police officer had her exit the car with her hands raised. She was escorted to the local police stations where she was finger printed, photographed and placed in a holding cell. After a few hours the officer returned and escorted her back to her personal items. He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, Naturally… I assumed you had stolen the car.”
Being involved in Capernaum comes with some additional responsibilities and one of those is being a role model for some very impressionable young folks. I personally feel Capernaum friends are more impressionable than the typical teen. That being said….are you a good/positive role model for our Capernaum friends?
- What’s on your facebook page? Are your pictures appropriate? Are your posts appropriate? Our friends look up to you and may very well try to imitate what they see in your post.
- What does your car-driving say about you? You never know who is behind you or beside you.
- Are you attending church regularly? Are you reading your bible? Are you sharing the word with others? Are you attending or leading a bible study?
- Do you have passion and the ability to inspire?
- Do you have a clear set of values? Do your values support Capernaum ministries?
- Are you committed to Capernaum? Do you do more than just show to club? Do our friends feel/see your efforts?
A role model is someone that others aspire to be like. A person who serves as an example of the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with a role model.
So…how did you do with the check in? Are you a good role model? If not, what do you need to change?