I just had a really great talk with a friend about what my vision is for the Senate. As VP, my primary responsibility will be to work with and to oversee the Senate. The Senate is made up of 15 individuals who represent YOU, the student. Their purpose is to hear your voice and to work with the AS budget.
When I think of working with the Senate, I immediately get excited. I see this as a great opportunity to pour into the lives of 15 brothers and sisters. It is an opportunity not simply to work with them, but to support them in everything they do, be it their work, school, relationships, and spirituality. I want to spend time with each Senator personally and individually. I don’t want this time to simply be a time to talk about the ups and downs of work and how we can improve their ability to do their jobs. This is of vital importance, but there is also so much more that can happen. I want to engage with them and pour into them individually. The hope in this is that as they feel built up and poured into, they will be even more encouraged and excited to pour into you, their constituents.
A question that will constantly be asked in Senate meetings is, “How can we glorify God today?” How can a budget proposal glorify God? How can rounds glorify God? How can a meeting with Bon Appetit, people in Metzger, or facilities glorify God?
This all starts with me. I must be rooted in Christ in order to be able to faithfully cast this vision and to see it to fruition. If I am not drawing on him for my strength and support, I can do nothing. Therefore, I promise to be faithful to God. I will continue to seek him and his wisdom. I will be rooted in Christ.
When it comes time to vote on Monday and Tuesday, I urge you to please weigh your options. Each team truly loves the Lord and truly loves you. My heart (and Kelsey’s) is that the right duo will be elected. While we honestly think that we are the right choice for the job, if God doesn’t agree, we don’t want to have it. We respect the responsibility of the position too much to selfishly want to have it. Please be in prayer for the candidates, for Biola, and for next year. And through this whole process, let’s be united as the body of Christ is meant to be.
- Kevin Zimmerman