Campus Records are how we tell the story of what God is doing in the lives of students. Keep a record so we can give Him glory! (Can't remember why we care about this? scroll to the bottom for a refresher.)
So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.
There are so many reasons that we care about keeping records for our schools. Let’s look at some of them:
- God knows that we are forgetful, and He commands us to remember.
Writing things down is a very practical way we can practice remembering how God works.
- To help YOU celebrate successes.
Believe it or not, it’s really hard to live in the moment and appreciate all the successes and miracles that God provides every year. Writing down what happens is a practice of thankfulness and awareness of how God is working all the time.
- To invite God’s people to celebrate with you.
Your school is not an island; students and mentors from other schools in your cluster and 100 schools across NSP are working on the same challenges you are, and we want to celebrate our shared successes together.
Even more, the whole Christian community in your city and in America rejoice to hear stories about how the gospel is growing and bearing fruit at 1 high school. Take notes and share the stories!
- To help you (mentors and high school students) reach your school most effectively.
Knowledge is power; if you know what’s going on, especially things that aren’t going well, you can take steps to improve.
- To know if we’re making a difference in advancing the kingdom and if our prayers are being answered.
We’ve been given great trust by the body of Christ and want to know if our efforts are making a difference! We want to know if the Campus Objectives are actually getting done and if real change is actually happening, like we pray for.
- To help your leaders lead you more effectively right now.
Cluster leaders and Chapter directors are making adjustments, teaching and coaching all year long in light of what is actually happening at the ground level. Leaders can best lead when they have facts about the team they’re leading and can spend their time prayerfully considering decisions and caring for people, rather than spending it all finding facts.
- To improve NSP’s coaching and mentoring in years to come.
Each year, the torch is passed to new Campus Mentors and high school student leaders at almost every campus. Those new leaders will be so much more effective and more bold to step up when they know how God worked, what miracles happened, and what strengths and weaknesses the club has had in previous years. NSP is always seeking to improve our training. Every year, we change the training curriculum and timeline based on how well mentors and students are equipped right now.