And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:2
This is not just the commission of the Apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy. This is the commission of King Jesus to His entire Church. Furthermore, this letter is Paul’s last letter. You can feel the urgency as Paul is saying to the next generation—disciple others who will disciple others so the spiritual lineage will not die, and Jesus can come back.
If you are at RUI, it is because someone considered you a faithful person able to teach others.
The purpose of RUI is to refine your discipleship skills by instilling into you the things we have heard among many witnesses. You will learn about healthy leadership, spiritual empowerment, cross-cultural missions, and disciple-making groups. You will hear principles that have worked on campus and discover programs and methods that work on different campuses all in an effort to cultivate a common culture across uncommon campuses.
Everything you are about to learn is for this purpose-—training you to be better missionaries who make better disciples.
(Departures on the 20th.)