Cat-Hawk Challenge – #UMC Campus Ministry

I believe that campus ministry in Kansas is a critical part of renewal within The United Methodist Church in the state. I am excited to share the Cat-Hawk Challenge with you. From the website:

You are invited to this year’s Cat-Hawk Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to encourage United Methodists to become Partners- in-Ministry with Wesley KU or K-State Wesley. The Cat-Hawk Challenge offers a fun way to learn about the vital ministries of these two United Methodist campus ministries.

In what ways are campus ministries supported close to where you live?

The Beloved Pastor or Bill Snyder at K-State

If you are outside the sphere of influence of K-State or the Big XII, you may not know that Bill Snyder is back.

I think that Bill Snyder was a great coach. I do not think that he should have come back to be the head football coach at K-State.

It reminds me of the experience in churches when the congregation looks back at a “beloved pastor” or the “golden years” of a congregation. I believe the reality is that if the congregation were actually to go back to that time, it would not be nearly as good as it was remembered. If the beloved pastor were to come back, I think it has the potential to be a disaster for the congregation, pastor and any future pastors. I think that the possibility for expectations to be so far away from reality that it would be more trouble than it is worth.

I have never witnessed this, so these are my assumptions. I wonder if you have some concrete examples that would be helpful here…