NYI Talk: Sending Graduating Students

Sadly, graduation can mark the exit point for some students in the Church. What if we were able to invest in students in ways that inspired them to see graduation as only the beginning of their spiritual journeys? Matt Pollock explores what it means to send all students into the world as ambassadors of the kingdom of God.

Spend some time reflecting on the questions below as an individual, or as a team, in light of your ministry context. Want to share your thoughts with the larger NYI community? Use #NYITalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to start the conversation.


  1. What intentional things are you doing to help students recognize a greater sense of belonging to the Church?
  2. How have you typically framed graduation for students? Does the idea of sending or commissioning graduating students challenge you?
  3. In what ways are you inspiring students to understand their future endeavors in light of the kingdom of God?