NCF leader Sharon North knows how to encourage her classmates at Nyack College (NY). She created a Scripture Exchange bulletin board in the nursing school and posted dozens of Scripture verses, then asked the other nursing students to take one -- and post one of their own.
Sharon sent an email to her classmates, “The Word of God is essential to our life and very existence. If we do not feed our spirits with the Word of God, we will not be able to face those challenges of life which confront us daily.”
Sharon thought it was a great way to encourage others with meaningful Bible verses while being strengthened spiritually. “When we love others, we can be a part of God's restoration in their lives,” she reminds her classmates. “Whether it is a patient, a classmate or someone else who crosses our path, the Lord can use each one of us to fulfill His purpose--bringing love and hope to all we touch!”
The bulletin board also includes a large diagram of the NCF Discipleship Cycle, used as a model for how students can follow Jesus into mission as a community. The display demonstrates the discipleship principles of: Hear the Word, Actively Respond, and Integrate & Interpret.
Sharon is a pastor who entered nursing school as a second career. She views her ministry with NCF as part of her pastoral calling. She takes seriously the admonition from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV), “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Is there a sticky note for that?
Nyack College is a Christian school in New York.