By Jason Hoyt
“The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2
Seniors are a vital part of the brotherhood of BYX. Some seniors are about to finish their term of serving the fraternity, some seniors are serving in chair positions and cell group leaders, and some seniors are looking around thinking “What is left for me to do in BYX?” Seniors have been to all the parties, all the retreats, and all the mixers they can. What else is there for me?
Don’t underestimate what you can do as a senior leader in BYX. One of the most impactful BYX relationships that I had came when I was a freshman and I spent much time with a couple of seniors and then spending time with freshman when I was a senior. As a senior, I led a small group of younger brothers who had aspirations of serving the fraternity in leadership through a book called “Spiritual Leadership” by J. Oswald Sanders. It is an older book that has been re-published twice since is original in 1967. Topics range from insights on leadership from Paul and Peter to time management and delegation. One of the best chapters is on reproducing leaders. It says the following,
“Younger people should feel the weight of heavy burdens, opportunity for initiative, and power of final decision. The younger leader should be trusted and blunders are the inevitable price of training leaders.”
See the relationship between Paul and Timothy. Timothy was about twenty years old when Paul became his friend. Paul set about to correct Timothy’s timid nature, to replace softness with steel.
Seniors and officers who will be back next Spring, are you seeking opportunities to replace the softness of those younger with steel? How are you looking to invest your remaining time in BYX?