My name is Mike Olejarz. I created and started sending the Monday Motivator out each Monday to my students at M.I.T. several years ago, as a way of helping them live out the teachings of Jesus. I’ve scoured my archives and created a year’s worth of my best emails. If you sign up below you’ll begin receiving one email each Monday for the next 52 weeks.
I organize the material I write based on the five objectives developed by the Washington D.C. Chi Alpha Team. These five objectives sum up everything we do in our work among students:
1 We believe that a student should grow devotionally: This involves a growing intimacy with God through the study of
Scripture, prayer, worship, and active service.
2 We believe that a student should think theologically: God gave us Scripture to guide our understanding. We study the Scriptures to learn who God is, who we are, how we should live, and how we should serve.
3 We believe that a student should live communally: Jesus came to reconcile us to God and to each other. He calls us out of isolation and into a new community where we can begin to practice the love he inspires in each of us.
4 We believe that a student should walk wisely: Christianity is not merely a set of beliefs. It is a way of life. Jesus called all of us to be his disciples. A disciple works to put Jesus’ teaching into action.
5 We believe that a student should serve globally: Christianity involves rolling our sleeves up and getting our hands dirty. Love means nothing if it doesn’t change lives. We are committed to service locally and throughout the Earth.
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