So, you’re thinking about quitting? I get it. This is tough stuff. I hope no one told you this would be easy. If they did, I’m sorry. They lied. You may be thinking “They told me this would be rewarding!” And you’re right…we probably did. And it will be…I promise…but I totally understand if it doesn’t feel like that right now.

Before you quit. I’d love to remind you of a couple of things.

BUT…Before I start, let me say something first. What I’m about to write is not an attempt to make you feel guilty so you won’t quit. It’s not an attempt to clue you in on something you don’t know…so you won’t quit. And, it’s not an attempt to make the challenge you face seem less than it really is…so you won’t quit. It’s simply a statement of truth that, during this current challenge, you may have lost touch with. So, here we go…

Every kid needs to feel loved. Duh…you knew that.

But did you ever consider simply showing up to be a way to express your love for them?

It is. I promise.

Think about how you felt when you looked up from the field, or the stage, or the classrorom and you saw an unexpected spectator…who showed up to see you play?

It was good stuff wasn’t it? It made you feel great. It made you feel loved. It made you feel self-worth.

Now…think about a time you scanned the audience and they weren’t there.


One of our jobs as SGL’s is to convince a kid they are loved.

One of the best ways to show them that is to show up.

One of the best ways to magnify that love is to show up…when it’s really hard.

So…before you quit. I want you to see this decision for the opportunity that it is.

This is an incredibly great opportunity to show your few amazing love.

Love that doesn’t go away when things get tough. That’s the kind of love that can change the world. That’s the kind of love that change your world…for eternity.

I know it’s tough. You can do it. I promise you won’t regret it.

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Tom Shefchunas

Tom is the North Point Ministries Multi-Campus Director of Transit (Middle School). Tom’s passion involves working with campus directors and their teams, as well as recruiting and developing the hundreds of volunteer small group leaders it takes to pull off Transit at the five churches of North Point Ministries. He is the co-founder of, a place for middle school ministers to gather. Tom also co-wrote Lead Small with Reggie Joiner, a resource for children and student small group leaders. Tom and his wife Julie live in Cumming, Georgia, with their three children, Mac, Joey and Cooper.

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