LET'S NOT FORGET TO READ THE CREDITS!
JUNE 1, 2015
I am sure you enjoy watching a good movie at the theater or in the comfort of your own home just as much as I do. It can often be a good diversion from our busy schedules. However, if you are like most people I know, you quickly get up and leave the theater when the movie has concluded. If you are watching the movie at home, you probably change the channel on the remote control or turn the TV off completely immediately after the movie has concluded. We seldom take the time to read the credits at the end--the list of individuals and groups who worked so hard to make the film possible. The credits include the names of writers, producers, directors, musicians, actors, and actresses, as well as those who work behind the scenes in areas such as technology, construction, costumes, make-up, etc. The film wold never have become a reality without the concerted effort of many talented people. It is only appropriate that all the names should be listed in the credits, yet we seldom take the time to read them.
Similarly, there are many different people who play a key role in the day-to-day life of colleges and universities. The people that come to mind are trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students. However, the list does not stop there. Let's not forget the alumni, parents, churches, businesses, foundations, and friends of our higher education institutions who play a key role through their generous gifts, faithful prayers, and enthusiastic endorsement. They are truly partners with our colleges and universities in providing Christ-centered higher education for students who are serious about serving the Lord in the church and the world.
For those of you who are involved in the educational ministry of our Christian colleges and universities--Thank you! Your help is not taken for granted. Your name is listed among the many valuable people who make Christian higher eduction possible.
I have not forgotten to read the credits!
Larry J. McKinney
Higher Education Consultant